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WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Photo 651


Wirksworth Infants 1910

Steve Walley sent this interesting photo. It is from his mother-in-law's (Gillian Wall) collection. The photo is glued firmly to cardboard so if there is anything on the back it is not accessible.
Please contact me
if you know any of the people. A good starting place to explore a bit of the Wirksworth people web.

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I went to Wirksworth on Saturday [20oct2013] and was surprised to find that the wall on the right of the picture is the south facing rear wall of the still existing school. The building bears a stone with the date 1896. I enclose a photograph including taken roughly where the 1910 photograph appears to be taken.
Steve Walley

The children are sat on the word "infant" (see map below), facing the railway - webmaster.

Wirksworth Infants c 1910

Gillian Wall writes 12oct2013
"2nd row - 1st girl from the right as you look at the picture - Emma Wood - aged 6 - married Robert William Walker - 1 son Herbert. She died 1927 aged 23 - little Herbert was drowned 1928 aged two and a half."
"I am almost sure that one of the teachers is Miss Fox - she was still teaching when I started school in 1945 and my brother also in 1950 so I assume she is the younger looking teacher. she was at the same school all the time and taught my Dad also."
"The building is Wirksworth Station yard infant school - the front playground. The access to it is off North End next to the hairdressers but I have not been there for years and not sure if the building is still there or replaced by housing. I must have a look - it will bring back memories. There is a jitty from the school yard down to the Ecclesbourne railway - hence I suppose it was always known as the Station Yard school. There was another infant school in Chapel Lane but the posher element seemed to go there. There were a lot of kids from the Dale and Greenhill at the Station Yard School - they could walk down across the fields before the New Road was blasted through and the bridge built."

This map is 1920, Emma Wood lived at 66 Dale, its about 500 yards to school, as the crow flies, downhill in the morning.

WARDMAN family


                   Anthony   1840    Mary
                   1862        |
 |       |     |      |    |       |      |      |     |
1841    1842  1845   1847 1850    1853   1858   1860  1863
William James Samuel John Anthony Robert Daniel Mary  Sarah
1842    1896                       |            Jane  Ann
                                  1853              1855
                                  Robert    1873    Emma
                                  1924        |
 |        |        |       |      |        |     |
1874     1876     1879    1880   1882     1885  1887
Sarah    William  Robert  James  Anthony  Emma  Thomas
Ann                                        |
                           1884            |
                           Herbert 1904   Emma
                   |          |          |          |
Robert            1904       1907       1909       1914
William  1925     Emma       Mary       Robert     Anthony
WALKER=====v======WOOD       m 1929     Wardman    m 1937
           |      1927       Frank      m 1931     Sarah
           |                 STEEPLES   Eunice     BLACK
         1926                           BOND



1911 Census for 66 Dale Wirksworth 
WOOD, Herbert        Head Marr M 27 1884 Quarryman Stone  Slaley Derbyshire
WOOD, Emma           Wife Marr F 26 1885  Married 6 years Wirksworth Derby
WOOD, Emma           Dau       F 6  1905                  Wirksworth Derby
WOOD, Mary           Dau       F 3  1908                  Slaley Derbyshire
WOOD, Robert Wardman Son       M 1  1910                  Wooley Moor Derbyshire
1911 Census for 68 Dale, Wirksworth
WARDMAN, Robert  Head Marr  M 58 1853 Quarryman Stone   Wirksworth Derbyshire
WARDMAN, Emma    Wife Marr  F 55 1856  Married 38 years Wirksworth Derbyshire
WARDMAN, Anthony Son        M 29 1882 Quarryman Stone   Wirksworth Derbyshire
WARDMAN, Thomas  Son        M 23 1888 Quarryman Stone   Wirksworth Derbyshire
1901 Census for 66 Dale, Wirksworth
#97---The Dale, 66---(2 rooms)---[Wirksworth]---
W240a      Robert        WARDMAN      Head    M 48  M  Labourer masons       Wirksworth
W240b      Emma          WARDMAN      Wife    M 46  F                        Wirksworth
W240c      William       WARDMAN      Son     M 25  M  Limestone quarryman   Wirksworth
W240d      Anthony       WARDMAN      Son     S 19  M  Limestone quarryman   Wirksworth
W240e      Emma          WARDMAN      Dau       16  F                        Wirksworth
W240f      Thomas        WARDMAN      Son       14  M  Limestone quarryman   Wirksworth
1891 Census for Dale, Wirksworth
#87------(3 rooms)---[Wirksworth]---
W227a      Robert        WARDMAN      Head    M 38  M  Limestone quarryman   Wirksworth
W227b      Emma          WARDMAN      Wife    M 36  F                        Wirksworth
W227c      Sarah Ann     WARDMAN      Dau     S 17  F  Tapemillhand Lapper   Wirksworth
W227d      William       WARDMAN      Son     S 15  M  Limestone quarryman   Wirksworth
W227e      Robert        WARDMAN      Son       12  M  Scholar               Wirksworth
W227f      Anthony       WARDMAN      Son       9   M  Scholar               Wirksworth
W227g      Thomas        WARDMAN      Son       4   M  Scholar               Wirksworth
W227h      Emma          WARDMAN      Dau       7   F  Scholar               Wirksworth
1881 Census for The Dale, Wirksworth
#33---The Dale---[Wirksworth]---(RG11-3419-2-p6)
W180a      Robert        WARDMAN      Head    M 28  M  Quarryman             Wirksworth
W180b      Emma          WARDMAN      Wife    M 26  F                        Wirksworth
W180c      Sarah Ann     WARDMAN      Dau       7   F  Scholar               Wirksworth
W180d      William       WARDMAN      Son       5   M  Scholar               Wirksworth
W180e      Robert        WARDMAN      Son       2   M                        Wirksworth
W180f      James         WARDMAN      Son       7m  M                        Wirksworth
M 1873jun02 WARDMAN Robert(Wirksworth),Quarryman/ALLSOP Emma(Wirksworth),#293
            Fathers: Anthony WARDMAN,Quarryman/William ALLSOP,Weaver
            Witnesses: Elizabeth ALLSOP,Ann DOXEY
            Status: b,m/s,m
1871 Census for Dale, Wirksworth
#63---The Dale---[Wirksworth]---
W211a     Job          BUNTING      Head    M 47  M  Lead miner            Wirksworth
W211b     Mary         BUNTING      Wife    M 48  F                        Wirksworth
W211c     Henry        BUNTING      Son     U 17  M  Shoemaker             Derby
W211d     Robert       WARDMAN      Stepson U 18  M  Quarryman             Wirksworth
W211e     Mary Jane    WARDMAN      Stepdau U 11  F  Scholar               Wirksworth
W211f     Daniel       WARDMAN      Stepson   13  M  Quarryman             Wirksworth
W211g     Sarah Ann    WARDMAN      Stepdau   8   F  Scholar               Wirksworth
B 1862oct26 WARDMAN Anthony(Wirksworth)[40],#1754
1861 Census for Dale, Wirksworth
W288a    Anthony      WARDMAN      Head    M 38  M  Stone quarrier        Bonsall
W288b    Mary         WARDMAN      Wife    M 38  F                        Wirksworth
W288c    James        WARDMAN      Son     U 19  M  Lab                   Wirksworth
W288d    Samuel       WARDMAN      Son     U 16  M  Stone quarrier        Wirksworth
W288e    John         WARDMAN      Son     U 14  M                        Wirksworth
W288f    Anthony      WARDMAN      Son       11  M                        Wirksworth
W288g    Robert       WARDMAN      Son       8   M  Scholar               Wirksworth
W288h    Daniel       WARDMAN      Son       3   M  Scholar               Wirksworth
W288i    Mary Jane    WARDMAN      Dau       1   F                        Wirksworth
1851 Census for Dale, Wirksworth
#058---Dale---[Wirksworth]---(p13, Wirksworth district 6, Enumeration district 2b, HO 107/2145)
W210a  Anthony   WARDMAN   Head  M  28  M   Labourer quarryman  Bonsall
W210b  Mary      WARDMAN   Wife  M  28  F   Handloom wvr silk   Wirksworth
W210c  James     WARDMAN   Son      9   M                       Wirksworth
W210d  Samuel    WARDMAN   Son      6   M                       Wirksworth
W210e  John      WARDMAN   Son      4   M                       Wirksworth
W210f  Anthony   WARDMAN   Son      1   M                       Wirksworth
1841 Census for Dale, Wirksworth
W228a     Anthony        WARDMAN        20  m  Y  Frame W K
W228b     Mary           WARDMAN        20  f  Y
W228c     William        WARDMAN        10m m  Y
M 1840mar31 WARDMAN Anthony(Wirksworth),Stockinger/STEAR Mary(Wirksworth),-,#151
            Fathers: William WARDMAN,Labourer/Robert STEAR,Silk weaver
            Witnesses: Francis STAFORD,Hannah BUXTON
            Status: B,U/S,U


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