News Snippets for 1921

What follows are news snippets with Crich Parish interest from various newspapers for 1921.

As with all transcriptions there could be "typos" which is always a possibilty with audio trancriptions, although care has been taken.

The following index shows parish names that appear in some of the reports – allow for spelling variations; plus omissions are possible owing to human error. The list is of transcribed names, there are other names in the images.

ADAMS COWLISHAW HANCOCK MARTIN STOCKS
ALLEN CRITCHLOW HARPER MELLORS SULLEY
ALLSOP CURZON HASLAM PERRY TAYLOR
ASHLEY DEACON HAWKES PIGGGIN TOWNSEND
ATKINSON DERWIN HEAPPEY POYSER WAIN
BARBER DICKENS HITCHCOCK RADFORD WATKINS
BARRATT DOWLER HOLLINGSWORTH REED WETTON
BARTON ELSE HOLMES RODGERS WHARMBY
BOWMER FLINT KENYON ROE WHEATCROFT
BROCKLEHURST FROST KNEEBONE ROPER WHITE
BROWN GREGORY LEAM ROSS WILSON
BYARD GRIFFITH LEE SHAW WRAGG
COLEMAN HALLAM LUDLAM SHELDON  
CONQUEST HAMBLETON LYNAM SMITH  

In the transcriptions names have been capitalised to aid quick searches; also some transcriptions have had minor edits.

Many of the newspaper reports of weddings at the time contained full details of clothing, bestman, bridesmaids, congregation and a list of presents received. Only the basic marriage details have been transcribed. Similarly funeral reports often gave long lists of mourners and floral tributes received. Refer to the original newspapers, which can be found on the Find My Past website, if the additional information is of interest.

Photographs were increasingy used in the newspaper articles. Sadly the reproductions were usually so poor as to be worthless. However, for some of these photographs I have good good copies elsewhere on the site and have replaced the poor quality newspaper ones with them with these better ones in the appropriate articles.

1921newspapers

Derbyshire Courier 1 January 1921
The old Wesleyan Church at Crich was on Christmas Day this scene of a double wedding, the first in its history. Mr William ROE, eldest son of Mr and Mrs John ROE, of Crich Market Place, led to the altar Miss Ada WRAGG, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs John WRAGG, of the Old Royal Oak House, Crich. The other bride and bridegroom were Miss Hannah WRAGG, second daughter of Mr and Mrs WRAGG and Mr Lawrence RODGERS, youngest son of Mr RODGERS of Alvaston, Derby. Mr ROE served with the Mediterranean Fleet throughout the war. He and Mr RODGERS are popular members of the Crich Town football team. Mr ROE is also a member of the Crich Silver Prize Band. The Rev Bernard Hughes SMITH, of Matlock, officiated
[there followed a report of the wedding]
An interesting incident was made known during the celebration. The Rev B.H. SMITH recognised that he met Mr ROE one of the bridegrooms, at a Wesleyan Church in Malta during their period of war service. Miss Ada WRAGG , who has been associated with the Crich Wesleyan Church as a scholar and teacher from childhood, was presented by the Sunday School with a double china jam dish on a silver-plated stand.
See the WW1 record for William ROE

Derbyshire Courier 1 January 1921
At Crich Parish Church last week, wedding took place of Mr Clarence DENNIS, fifth son of Mr G DENNIS, of Alfreton, and Miss Elizabeth Ann (Cissie) FROST, second daughter of Mrs S. FROST, of Archway Cottages, Crich. The Rev R.O. WILSON, vicar, officiated. The bride, who has been a member of the Church choir and Girls' Guild at Crich, was given away by Mr Alfred DENNIS, the bridegroom’s brother. The bridesmaid was Miss Gertrude FROST, sister of the bride. The bride’s presents. included a silver fruit dish from fellow workers at the Derwent Hosiery Works. Mr and Mrs DENNIS will live at Alfreton.

Derbyshire Courier 22 January 1921
Whilst following their employment at Messrs Hasland’s Pentrich Colliery on Thursday of last week, John BOWMER, of White House, Crich and Thomas COLEMAN, of the Common, Crich, met with severe injury as the result of an explosion. They were engaged in drilling operations when, it is supposed, the drill came into contact with some substance that caused an ignition of gas. The men were enveloped in flames, and COLEMAN, who was facing the drill, received the force of the explosion in his face. Both received severe burns about the face and head, whilst COLEMAN was also badly bruised and burned on both arms. They were conveyed to Crich, where Dr RANKIN dressed their injuries. Both men are prominently connected with the Crich Town Football Club, COLEMAN being a player, and J. BOWMER the chairman of the club. The injured men are making satisfactory progress.

Derbyshire Courier 29 January 1921
At a meeting of the managers of the Council School, Crich, o n Tuesday, the appointment of a caretaker to succeed Mrs E. CONQUEST, who has resigned, was made. Ten applications were received , and Mrs Edward WRAGG, of the Market place, was appointed at a salary of £42 per annum.

Derbyshire Courier 29 January 1921
The funeral took place at the Parish churchyard, Crich, on Saturday, of Mrs Hannah REED, who died on the previous Monday aged 68 years she was a native of Crich.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derbyshire Courier 12 February 1921
After living in Crich for many years Mr and Mrs George SHELDON moved last Saturday to Sutton in Ashfield. Both are over the allotted age span, and Mr SHELDON has been associated with the hosiery industry virtually all his life. For a long time he was employed at Lea Mills as a frame hand.

Derbyshire Courier 12 February 1921
The death took place suddenly last Friday of Mrs Eliza HOLMES, of Sandy Lane, Crich, at the age of 77. She was taken ill on Friday evening, and immediately after neighbours had come to render assistance she expired. By a curious coincidence, her husband, the late Mr Samuel HOLMES died suddenly at his work at Lea Mills on 3 February 1916. Mrs HOLMES was a native of the parish. The funeral took place at the Parish Churchyard, on Wednesday.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derbyshire Courier 12 February 1921
After a painful illness, Mr Henry BROCKLEHURST, of Fish Pond Farm, Crich, passed away on Tuesday, at the age of 64.

Derbyshire Courier 12 February 1921
In aid of Nurse ROPER, of Crich, a jumble sale took place in the Parochial School on Saturday. A substantial sum was realised.

Derbyshire Courier 19 February 1921
The wedding took place on Saturday at Crich Parish Church, the Rev O. WILSON (vicar) officiating, of Mr Samuel DICKENS, second son of Mr and Mrs Sam DICKENS, South Wingfield, and Miss Annie WAIN, of Fritchley. The bride was given away by Mr W. DICKENS, and Miss Mary DICKENS acted as bridesmaid.

Ripley and Heanor News 25 February 1921
On February 21 at Wheatcroft, Crich, Phyllis, wife of Samuel HITCHCOCK, aged 69 years.

Derby Daily Telegraph 29 March 1921
GOLDEN WEDDING
On March 28, 1871, at Crich Parish Church, by the vicar, the Rev William CHAWNER, John ELSE, of Crich, to Elizabeth THOMPSON, of Holloway, Derbyshire. Now residing at 32 Twyford St, Derby .

Derby Daily Telegraph 30 March 1921
Chancel screen to be returned to Crich
[from a long report about church affairs at St Peter’s, Derby]
... a resolution was adopted approving the application for a faculty for the removal of the chancel screen. It was explained that the screen was of no artistic beauty, and if removed would open the noble chancel and expose to view the beautiful choir stalls. The screen came from Crich 60 years ago, additions having been made since. It was fitted by the then vicar of St Peter’s, the late Rev William HOPE, and the vicar of Crich and the Church Council there were anxious to have it back again. The approval of the Archaeological Society had been received and it was decided to hand it over.

Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal 1 April 1921
In the schools of Crich and Whatstandwell the headmaster (Mr GRIFFITH) not only keeps up the children’s interest but has persuaded them to form “a league against birdnesting”. I wish there was one in every school.

Derbyshire Courier 2 April1921
Parish Council Meeting
Mr G.H. BROWN asked why the names on the war memorial cross had not been placed in alphabetical order. The preference given to rank savoured of snobbery.

Derbyshire Courier 2 April 1921
At the Parish Church, Crich, on Saturday, the wedding took place of Mr William BARBER, youngest son of Mr J. BARBER, of Church House, Crich, and Miss Elizabeth ATKINSON, adopted daughter of Mr and Mrs H. BRADFORD, of Bull Bridge.
[there followed a report of the wedding]
The wedding celebrations were held at Hill Top, Fritchley, where Mr and Mrs BARBER are to live.

Derby Daily Telegraph 7 April 1921
Anthony BOWMER, the Common, Crich, a pensioner, pleaded guilty to using indecent language at Crich on March 14 and the fine was £1.

Derby Daily Telegraph 8 April 1921
Will anyone adopt a week old healthy baby girl; full surrender. – Write BARBER, Dial Cottage, Crich Common, near Matlock.

Derbyshire Courier 9 April 1921
The death of Mr Ben GRIFFIN, youngest son of Mr James GRIFFIN, of Whatstandwell, took place on Monday after an illness of about three months at the age of 19 years. Deep sympathy is extended to Mr GRIFFIN, whose eldest son, Dennis, was killed on the Midland Railway, near Chinley, last September. The funeral took place at the Parish Church, Crich, on Wednesday.

Derbyshire Courier 9 April 1921
By the death of John KENYON, of Chadwick Neck (sic), near Crich, which was briefly announced in last week’s “Derbyshire Courier,” the last of an interesting family has been removed. John KENYON was born on a coal boat at the canal lock at Stoneyford 74 years ago. Naturally the towing path attracted him on his having to earn his livelihood and for many years he was a boatman. Oftentimes he has passed on the Cromford Canal both with coal and limestone, the latter being conveyed from railway end to the Butterly Co.’s kilns at Bull Bridge. His abnormal strength was a valuable asset to him in this occupation, and John is credited with performing the stupendous feat of what is known as “legging” a boat himself through Butterly tunnel. This tunnel, one mile and three quarters long, has no towing path, and boats passing through had to be propelled by two men lying on their backs and pushing against the tunnel sides with their feet. John, on one occasion, himself legged through a boat containing 25 tons of coal. Latterly he worked for the Clay Cross Co. at their lime works.
He was the grandson of the late “Betty KENNY’ whose name figures in local history as having reared a family under a large oak tree in Alderwasley Park. This tree is always known as “Betty Kenny’s tree,” and is a source of attraction to many visitors. John worked up to within a fortnight of his death, and although well over the allotted span of life, was able to hold his own in physical labour.
The funeral took place at the Parish Churchyard, Crich, on Saturday.
[there followed a report of the funeral]
Further information about this family is elswhere on this site: KENYON Family History

Derbyshire Courier 9 April 1921
[report of the parish council meeting]
... Referring to the extensive addition to the public burial ground, Mr WATKINS says it may be of interest to hear what a visitor to Crich in 1855 said of the state of things. “In the village of Crich, at every step through the churchyard on our late visit, we noticed skulls, vertebrae and other human bones scattered about in every direction, and lying on the pathways, the grass, and the graves.”

Derbyshire Courier 9 April 1921
Miss S.M. ROSS M.D., of Whatstandwell was riding in a two seater car in Jersey last week when the car, which was being driven by the owner, Miss ROUTLEDGE, of Jersey, crashed into a wall at a hairpin bend of the road with the result that Miss ROSS was thrown over the door of the car onto a granite rolled on the back of the head, sustaining concussion, cuts and sprains. She was driven to a doctor's in a passing car, where her injuries were attended to, and she expects to resume her duties on Tuesday next.

Derbyshire Advertiser 20 April 1921
Crich Star football club

Crich Stars football team 1921

Back row: H DOWLER (trainer), H. HARPER, V. LEE (captain), J.WILSON, A. LUDLAM
Middle Row: F. BROWN, F. ALLSOP, N. ALLSOP
Front Row: S. SMITH, E (or B). SMITH, E(or B) WRAGG, J. HALLAM F. BYARD
Photo by W, MARTIN, Crich

Photographs of Crich Stars and other football teams can be found at : CRICH FOOTBALLERS

Derbyshire Courier 30 April 1921
The decision of Mr and Mrs DEACON to continue residents at Chase Cliffe House, has caused much gratification in Crich, following the report that they intended leaving. Mr DEACON has had many improvements made at Chase Cliffe, including extensions to the lawn tennis grounds, and the laying out of a cricket pitch. The new Vinery which is being erected is now almost finished. Mr DEACON’s interest in the local cricket club has been of untold value, as and as its president, he has its welfare at heart.

Derbyshire Courier 30 April 1921
After being in failing health for six years Mr Thomas KNEEBONE, of the Common, Crich, passed away on Thursday last week at the age of 57. Born at Crich on 29 April 1863, Mr KNEEBONE has lived in the village all his life. For many years he was a gritstone quarrymen at Messrs A. Sims Whatstandwell quarries. Six years ago he met with a serious accident at the Butterly Co.’s Stilts quarries, falling about 50 feet down the rock, and he suffered from the effects ever since. He leaves a widow, two sons, and five daughters. The funeral took place at the Parish Church on Monday.
[there followed a full report of the funeral]

Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal 6 May 1921
William TAYLOR, Field House, Crich, joiner, was summoned for driving a motorcycle in Belper without a silencer on April 16. Police constable HANCOCK said the engine was making a terrible noise like a rifle. There had been complaints of these noises disturbing people's rest at night. Fined £1.

Derbyshire Courier 14 May 1921
Mrs Wilson GREGORY, formerly of Crich, passed away last Friday at Matlock, at the age of 51. She was the sister of Mr Samuel HOLLINGSWORTH, the conductor of Crich Silver Prize Band.

Derbyshire Courier 14 May 1921
An old Crich resident, Mr Luke WRAGG, senior, of The Common, passed away on Monday, at the age of 83, after a fortnight’s illness. He had latterly lived with his son, Mr John WRAGG, of Royal Oak House. He leaves for sons and one daughter. Both he and Mrs WRAGG, who predeceased him 10 years ago, were natives of Tansley but came to live at Crich about 50 years ago. The remains were interred at the Parish Churchyard, Crich, on Thursday.

Derbyshire Courier 14 May 1921
John LEE, an ex-soldier, formerly of Toll Bar Cottage, Park Head, Crich, was found dead in the form buildings attached to Culland Farm, Crich, last Friday night. LEE, who had served with the R.A.S.C., was casually employed by Mr Philip CRITCHLOW; of Culland Farm. Recently he had been suffering from throat trouble and had received medical attention. It appears that Hector BARBER, a farmhand for Mr CRITCHLOW, saw LEE in the evening, and a mug of tea was taken to him in the building about 8.30. About 11.30, before retiring for the night, another visit was paid to him by BARBER, who found the man dead in the outbuilding. The matter was reported by the police to the Coroner, who deemed an inquest unnecessary. LEE was 50 year of age. The funeral took place at Crich on Tuesday, the Rev R.O. WILSON officiating.
[his WW1 record can be found at: JOHN LEE ]

Derbyshire Courier 14 May 1921
The wedding took place at Crich Parish Church on Saturday of Mr William Victor OLLIVANT, third son of Mr and Mrs T. OLLIVANT, Manor View, South Wingfield, and Miss Elsie HAMBLETON, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Reginald HAMBLETON, of Holly Villa, Park Head, Crich. The bridegroom served with the forces over four years and was one of the first company to be sent to the Gallipoli peninsula.
[there followed a report of the wedding]
Note: William V. OLLIVANT is recorded on the South Wingfield Church Roll of Honour

Derbyshire Courier 14 May 1921
At Crich Parish Church on Saturday, the wedding took place of Mr Arthur STREET, second son of Mr and Mrs W. STREET, of Rectory Cottages, Heage, and Miss Sarah Ellen PIGGIN, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs John PIGGIN, Chapel House, Market Place, Crich. The bride is a member of the Parish Church choir, a teacher in the Sunday School and a Girls’ Guide worker.
[there followed a report of the wedding]
In honour of the event the Parish Church ringers rang several peals during the day as the bride belongs to the PIGGIN family, members of which for over 300 years have been ringers and choristers at the Parish Church. Mr and Mrs STREET are to live at Crich.

Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal 21 May 1921
John TAYLOR, Field House, Crich, joiner, did not appear to answer a charge of being drunk and disorderly on May 9. The fine was 10s.

Derbyshire Courier 21 May 1921
The funeral took place on Thursday last week at Crich Parish Churchyard of Mr Luke WRAGG (83) whose death occurred at Royal Oak House, the Common, on the previous Monday.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derbyshire Courier 28 May 1921
At Alfreton County Court, on Monday, Thomas SHAW, Oak Hill Farm, Whatstandwell, sued Mrs BARBER, a Crich widow, for £10, in respect of evaluation of tenant-right. Mr CLIFFORD (Derby) was for plaintiff, and Mr H.R. CLEAVER for the defendant. Plaintiff stated that he purchased Coddington Farm, which was tenanted by defendant. He agreed to pay £5 valuation for the fixtures in the house, but she refused to accept it. After defendant has left he discovered that a number of fixtures were missing, and a good deal of damage was done to the property. The defence was that no valuation was ever made, and that the articles taken from the house by defendant belong to her. John H. WILKINSON, auctioneer and valuer, Derby, gave evidence as to valuation, and said the figures were agreed to by defendant’s valuer, Mr HODGKINSON, of Matlock. Edmund HODGKINSON stated that he never made a valuation with WILKINSON, but he told WILKINSON that it was nothing but a put up job to get money out of a poor widow. His Honour held that there had been no valuation, and gave judgement for defendant with costs.

Derbyshire Courier 9 July1921
It will be some considerable time before the issue of the war medals is complete. All that can be said is that these are being made as rapidly as possible. War medals may not be worn by parents or friends of deceased soldiers.

Derbyshire Courier 30 July 1921
Whatstandwell and Holloway readers will learn with regret the death of Mrs E. WHARMBY, widow of the late Mr Samuel WHARMBY, of Robin Hood, Whatstandwell. Until recently Mrs WHARMBY lived at Robin Hood, and owned practically the whole of the hamlet. The funeral took place at the Parish Church, Crich on Thursday.

Derbyshire Courier 30 July 1921
A former Crich resident, Mr Joseph WETTON, died at Shipley, Yorkshire, on Wednesday last week. Mr WETTON who was 66 years of age, was connected with an old Crich family, members of which held the office of parish clerk for upwards of 300 years. For many years he was timekeeper on public works that were being carried out by the late Mr James BARTON, of Crich. Latterly he was proprietor of a successful business in Shipley. He leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter.

Derbyshire Courier 30 July 1921
At the Parish Church, Crich, on Saturday, the wedding took place of Mr Fred SMITH, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Joseph SMITH, of Fold Yard, Crich, and Miss Doris WRAGG, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Luke WRAGG, of the Common, Crich. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr Alfred WRAGG
[ there followed a report of the wedding]

Derbyshire Courier 6 August 1921
The Parish Church, Crich, was the scene of an unusually interesting wedding on Tuesday. The bride being Miss Dorothy Madeline HAWKES, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs N.I. HAWKES, of Crich Common. The bride’s father is a member of the Belper Board of Guardians, and Rural District Council, and a former manager of the group of Church of England schools. The bride who was given away by her father, was led to the altar by Mr Harold Victor HARRIS, only son of Mr and Mrs J. HARRIS, of Redditch. During the war the bridegroom saw considerable service as a lieutenant in the Machine Gun Corps.
[There followed a full report of the wedding]

Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal 6 August 1921
The Crich Friendly Societies demonstration took place recently, the route taken by the procession being Crich Carr and Whatstandwell. The procession started from Middle Lane, Crich Carr, headed by the Crich United Silver Prize Band. The demonstration took place on behalf of the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and the promoters are to be congratulated upon the successful efforts on behalf of this deserving institution.

Royal Infirmal march in 1921

To see other photographs of marches in support of the Infirmary: Derby Royal Infirmary marches

Derbyshire Courier 27 August 1921
On Saturday the marriage was solemnised at Crich Parish Church by the vicar of Miss Ada TAYLOR, youngest daughter of the late Mr S. TAYLOR, of Plaistow Green, and Mrs S. TAYLOR, of Alma Cottage, Wheatcroft, and Mr Stanley LYNAM, the third son of the late Mr James LYNAM and Mrs J. LYNAM, of Wingfield Park.
[there followed a full report of the wedding]

Derbyshire Courier 3 September 1921
Harry LUDLAM, of Cliffe Side Cottage, Crich, met with severe injuries to the face as a result of an explosion whilst following his occupation at the Clay Cross Company’s limestone quarries on Tuesday afternoon. Along with several other workmen, he was engaged in blasting operations, when a charge unexpectedly exploded in one of the holes, blowing a number of pieces of stone into the workmen’s faces. He was severely cut on the head and face, and one or two fragments entered his eye. He was taken to the surgery, and after receiving attention was removed to Derby Infirmary, where he was detained. The stone has been removed from his eye, and it is believed that his sight will not be affected.

Derbyshire Courier 6 October 1921
Vaughan TAYLOR, The Mount, Crich, farmer, was summoned for moving a horse affected with parasitic mange from a place of detention contrary to order, at Crich, on September 20.
[there followed a report of the hearing]
The defendant did not appear, and he was fined £10 or two months.

Derbyshire Courier 6 October 1921
George WRAGG , Crich Common, quarryman, summoned for driving a horse and trap without light on September 17, was fined 5s. Defendant, said the officer, had been at a flower show and got a bit late.

Derbyshire Courier 8 October 1921
A severe injury to his head was sustained by Harold HASLAM, of Rock Terrace, Crich, on Saturday, whilst playing football with the Wheatcroft team against the Red Rose team at Clay Cross. HASLAM’s head came into contact with an opponent’s knee, and the Wheatcroft man then fell heavily onto his head. When picked up HASLAM was unconscious. He was taken to Chesterfield Hospital, where he was detained suffering from concussion. He is reported to be progressing satisfactorily.

Derbyshire Courier 8 October 1921
P.c. Thomas ADAMS, who has been stationed at Crich for about 15 months, has been transferred to Duffield.

Derbyshire Courier 8 October 1921
A pretty wedding, witnessed by a large congregation, took place at the Parish Church, Crich, on Monday. The bride was Miss Elizabeth FLINT, youngest daughter of the late Mr John FLINT and Mrs E GREENHOUGH, of The Cross, Crich, and the bridegroom was Mr George Alfred GARNER, son of Mr William GARNER, of Hove, Sussex.
[there followed a very full report of the wedding]

Derbyshire Courier 8 October 1921
Whilst unharnessing a horse on Monday, Mr William BARRATT, of Stand Farm, Crich, was severely kicked on the leg and arm. The upper part of his left arm was badly torn, and stitched in several places by Dr RANKIN, of Crich.

Derbyshire Courier 22 October 1921
Strawberries were gathered at Crich Carr last week, whilst on the same plants were bloom and unripened fruit.

Derbyshire Courier 22 October 1921
Mr William COWLISHAW, aged 81, of Town End, Crich, walked from Crich to Youlgrave on Saturday to see the local Town team play Youlgrave in the Matlock and District League. He accomplished the journey without fatigue.

Derbyshire Courier 22 October 1921
The death of Mr James MELLORS, of Royal Oak Cottages, Crich, took place last Friday after a fortnight's illness. Born at Crich, 62 years ago, Mr MELLORS had lived in the parish all his life. He was a familiar figure in the locality, and was an ardent lover of both cricket and football. For 35 years he was employed by the Butterly Company at their limestone quarries, but latterly was in the service of the Clay Cross Co. Ltd. He leaves two sons and four daughters, one son being killed in the war. The funeral took place at the Parish Churchyard, Crich, on Sunday, the Rev R.O. WILSON (vicar) officiating,
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derbyshire Courier 29 October 1921
Mr John STOCKS, of the Cross, Crich, has grown a potato weighing 4lb 3oz .

Derbyshire Courier 29 October 1921
The wedding took place at the Crich Carr Primitive Methodist Chapel, last week of Miss Bertha COWLISHAW, third daughter of Mr and Mrs George COWLISHAW, of Chapel House, Crich Carr and Mr William GREGORY, only son of Mr James GREGORY, of the Knoll, Tansley.
[a full report of the wedding followed]

Derbyshire Courier 5 November 1921
In place of P.c. ADAMS, who has been transferred to the Duffield district, P.c. TOWNSEND came to Crich on Monday from Matlock. During the war P.c. TOWNSEND saw much active service and in its early stages served with the Marines during their gallant fighting at Antwerp.

Derbyshire Courier 5 November 1921
At Belper, on Saturday, the wedding took place of Mr George Geoffrey PERRY, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Charles PERRY, Market Place, Crich, and Miss Constance May EVANS, second daughter of Mr and Mrs William EVANS, of the Hollow, Holloway. The bridegroom is one of four brothers who saw considerable service in the war. The bride, who was given away by her brother Mr Percy EVANS, was dressed in a navy costume with a hat to match. Miss Ruth PERRY (bridegroom's sister) was a bridesmaid.
[George Geoffrey is on the Crich Roll of Honour: George Geoffrey PERRY WW1 ]

Derbyshire Courier 5 November 1921
The wedding took place at the Parish Church, Crich, on Saturday, of Mr Frederick Samuel ALLSOP, eldest son of Mr and Mrs F.S. ALLSOP, of Ripley, and Miss Lorna Mary ASHLEY, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs J.W. ASHLEY, of the Kings Arms Hotel, Crich. The bride is on the staff of Long Row School, Belper.
[there followed a long report of the wedding]

Derbyshire Courier 19 November 1921
Mr Joseph SULLEY, of the Common, Crich, had a severe loss on Tuesday, when a horse valued at about £70 died. He only purchased the animals a few months ago.

Derbyshire Courier 19 November 1921
The funeral took place at Crich Parish Churchyard, on Tuesday, of Miss Adeliza Cooper TAYLOR, formerly of Crich, who died at Wingfield last week. Mrs TAYLOR, who was 75 years of age, was the widow of Mr Benjamin TAYLOR, for many years licensee of the Bull’s Head Inn.

Derbyshire Courier 19 November 1921
The funeral of Mrs Hannah POYSER (58), wife of Mr Thomas POYSER, Bull Bridge, took place on Thursday last week at the Parish Churchyard, Crich.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derbyshire Courier 3 December 1921
Mrs Emma WHEATCROFT, a former resident of Whatstandwell, has died at Coventry at the age of 81. She had been an active worker in the Whatstandwell United Methodist Church, but left the district about 13 years ago.

Derbyshire Courier 3 December 1921
At “The Cottage,” Fritchley, last Friday, the death took place of Mary Elizabeth DERWIN, widow of Mr William DERWIN. Deceased, who formerly lived at Holloway, had been staying at “The Cottage” since August. She was 71 years of age, and was twin sister to the late Mrs J. LYNAM, of Fritchley, both being daughters of the late Mr LEAM, Fritchley’s first postmaster. The funeral took place at Crich Parish Churchyard on Tuesday.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derbyshire Courier 10 December 1921
The rapid thaw following the sharp frost on Monday morning put to both pedestrians and vehicular traffic in an awkward predicament on the hillside roads of Crich. Motors starting out before the thaw were stranded several being unable to climb Bowns Hill, and one ran backwards into the wall, sustaining damage. Local passengers had to leave their cars and walk to their destination. Several minor accidents to foot passengers occurred, and Mrs R. HEAPPEY, who slipped on the stone paving at North View, badly twisted her foot.

Derbyshire Courier 17 December 1921
Among the spectators who went from Crich to witness the cup tie at Hanging Bridge on Saturday was Mr William COWLISHAW, aged 84, of Town End, Crich who walked the whole distance, nearly 17 miles in under 4 ½ hours. Recently Mr COWLISHAW walked to Youlgreave to witness the Crich team play.

Derbyshire Courier 24 December 1921
The wedding took place on Wednesday as the Crich Parish Church of Mr William Thomas Ellis CURZON, second son of the late Mr Joseph CURZON and Mrs E. CURZON, of Mount Cottage, Crich, and Miss Mary Louisa TAYLOR, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs William TAYLOR, of Upper Fritchley. The bridegroom saw considerable service in the war, being one of the first company to go from Crich. During the great July advance on the Somme he lost an arm, whilst holding the rank of sergeant with the Sherwoods. He is secretary for the Crich branch of the Comrades of the Great War. The bride was given away by her father, and Mrs A. ALLEN, of Ambergate, the bride’s sister, was bridesmaid. Mr Joseph CURZON, brother of the bridegroom was best man. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev R.O. WILSON, vicar. Later in the day Mr and Mrs CURZON left for Nottingham. They will live at the Market Place, Crich.
[William Thomas Ellis is on the Crich Roll of Honour: William Thomas Ellis CURZON WW1 ]