News Snippets for 1933

What follows are news snippets with Crich Parish interest from various newspapers for the period 1933.

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 in the reports and articles:

ALLEN CHECKLEY FOX HYMAN RILEY
ALLIN CHELL GARTON JENKINSON ROSS
ALLWOOD CORKER GEE JONES SLACK
ASHMAN COWLISHAW GLASIER KEY SMART
ASKEW CROOKS GRATTON LEAFE SMITH
AUSTIN CUNDY GREENHOUGH LEE SMITHURST
BARRATT CURZON HAMMOND LESTER TAYLOR
BERRISFORD DAVENPORT HARRISON LITCHFIELD THORPE
BERRY DAVISON HARTSHORNE LUDLAM TOMBLIN
BLACKHAM DAWES HASLAM LYNAM TOMLINSON
BOOTH DAY HAYNES MACDONALD WATKINS
BOWMER DEACON HAYWOOD MARTIN WETTON
BOWN DERBYSHIRE HEAPPEY MELLORS WILLIAMS
BRADLEY EDWARDS HEATHCOTE MILNE WRAGG
BROWN ENGLAND HIGTON OLDFIELD WYLES
BUNTING EPERSON HOBSON PAGE YEOMANS
BURTT FANTOM HODGKINSON PERRY  
BYARD FLINT HOUSLEY RADFORD ATKINS

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.

During this period there were a great many references to the poor state of the Crich roads, sports reports and Crich Parish Council meetings which have not been transcribed. Also Miss AUSTIN, The Mount, Crich was frequently reported as attending and opening events in the wider locality, these have not been transcribed.

Belper News 6 January 1933
Miss Edna ROSS, second daughter of Mrs CURZON, Bleak House, Crich, was married on Saturday, at Belper, to Mr Arthur WRIGHT, youngest son of Mr and Mrs W. WRIGHT, Wessington Lane, South Wingfield. The bride is a member and chorister at Crich (Wesleyan) Methodist Church, and a Sunday School teacher.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Belper News 6 January 1933
John RADFORD, Hollins Farm, Crich, was summoned for allowing two horses to stray at Moorwood Moor on December 14. Pc LOBLEY gave evidence and the defendant, who said the horses were grazing on the grass verge and were not on the road, was warned and let off on payment of 4s costs.

Derby Daily Telegraph 6 January 1933
The annual social of the Crich branch of the Mothers' Union was held last evening in the Church School, Mrs JONES, and Miss AUSTIN having the arrangements in hand. Miss RADFORD was the pianist for the community singing.
[Miss AUSTIN of The Mount, Crich, was frequently mentioned in subsequent reports as being active in local events; she was daughter of Giles AUSTIN]

Derbyshire Times 7 January 1933
The funeral took place on Saturday at Crich Churchyard of Mrs William TAYLOR, Hill Top, Fritchley. Mr Sydney TAYLOR, her son, who is a staff sergeant in the Sherwood Foresters, in India, arrived home three weeks ago, and was with his mother until her death.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derby Daily Telegraph 11 January 1933
Mr H.W. MARTIN, the secretary of Crich Miners' Welfare, has been officially informed by the Central Welfare Committee that sanction has been given for the purchase of the Crich cricket ground near the marketplace, to be used for a sport and recreation ground for the Welfare. The Crich Cricket club has been given notice to surrender the ground at the end of next March, when the Welfare will take possession and proceed with the conversion of the ground into a sports and recreation ground.

Derbyshire Times 21 January 1933
His many friends will be pleased to hear that Mr Philip DARBYSHIRE, Fritchley, who has been undergoing treatment at Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, has now fully recovered

Derbyshire Times 21 January 1933
Mr HYMAN, licensee of the Red Lion Hotel, Fritchley, was taken to Derbyshire Royal Infirmary on Tuesday, after treatment he was able to return home.

Derbyshire Times 21 January 1933
Miss CORKER, a teacher at Crich Council Infants' School, has gained the Associate Diploma of the London College of Music. She is also a Licentiate of the National Conservatoire of Music.

Derbyshire Times 21 January 1933
Mrs Mary HAYNES (56), wife of Mr G. HAYNES, a well-known Crich musician, who died on Thursday week, was a native of Crich, and had lived in the village virtually all her life.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derby Daily Telegraph 23 January 1933
Mr John CHELL, a trustee and deacon of Fritchley Congregational Church for the last 40 years, was buried at Crich Parish Church, the Rev H.E. JONES (vicar) officiating.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derby Daily Telegraph 25 January 1933
Mr Ernest GEE, of Spencer-road, Belper, headmaster of the Church of England School, Belper, for 20 years, died last night after a long illness. Before coming to Belper, Mr GEE was a teacher at Fritchley School for seven years. In 1911 he was elected a Rural District councillor for Crich, and afterwards served as a guardian for Belper.
[there followed a brief biography]

Belper News 27 January 1833
A well-known Crich resident, Mr Mark CHECKLEY, who resided with his daughter, Mrs R. WARD, The Common, Crich, died last week at the age of 88. He was a native of Northampton, but had lived at Crich 13 years. He took a key interest in horticulture.
[there followed a report of the funeral, with photograph]

photo of Mark Checkley 1933

Ripley and Heanor News 3 February 1933
A member of a well-known and respected Crich family died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Jabez CROOKS, High Street, Ripley, on Monday, in the person of Mrs Ann SMITH, at 78 years of age. Mrs SMITH who had been ill about six months, was at one time associated with her husband in a butchery business at Crich.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derbyshire Times 4 February 1933
Mr Harold SLACK, Chestnut Bank, Fritchley, returned home on Friday from Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, where he has been for nine weeks. Although not yet able to leave the house, he is making fair progress.

Derbyshire Times 4 February 1933
Crich Baptist School scholars had their annual tea on Saturday, the parents are making arrangements. Mr A. LEAFE, an old scholar, presented the prizes for attendance. Mr W.T. COWLISHAW (73), a former scholar, was present.

Derby Daily Telegraph 6 February 1933
DEATHS – Mrs Annie ENGLAND (80), Crich, who died at her home on Saturday had been connected with Crich Baptist Church for a considerable number of years. .

Derby Daily Telegraph 9 February 1933
The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, at Crich Parish Church of Mrs Mary Annie ENGLAND (80), of Crich Common, who had been connected with Crich Baptist Sunday School as a scholar and a life member of the church. She leaves four sons, two of whom are in Australia and another at Knottingley. The fourth, Mr Alf HASLAM, is clerk to Crich Parish Council. A service was conducted in Crich Baptist Church by Mr George BALDWIN. Mrs GREENHOUGH was the organist. Representatives were present from Crich Mount Tabor, Crich Methodist and Crich Baptist churches. Mr A. MORGAN, of Derby, represented the Derby District Local Preachers Association.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derby Daily Telegraph 10 February 1933
… the new boundary of Crich parish should follow the canal as far as Chase Farm, and from there in a straight line to the River Derwent.
[read more about Crich Parish boundary: Crich Boundary Stones]

Derbyshire Times 11 February 1933
A well-known Methodist preacher, Mr Joseph YEOMANS (69), of Moorwood Moor, whose death was reported last week, was a native of Holloway, where he took an active part in the building of the Primitive Methodist Church. When he removed to Moorwood Moor he became a member of the Primitive Methodist Church there, and was superintendent, society steward, class leader, etc. for 45 years. He had been a lay preacher for about 50 years.
[there followed details of the funeral with a photograph]

photo of Joseph Yeomans 1933

Derbyshire Times 11 February 1933
The Post Office authorities are being approached with a view to getting a public telephone kiosk erected at Whatstandwell to meet public demand.

Derbyshire Times 11 February 1933
Crich Boy Scouts, under Scoutmaster Reg PAGE, paraded to the parish Church on Sunday.
[see more on Crich cubs and scouts: Crich Cubs and Scouts]

Derbyshire Times 18 February 1933
Very many happy returns of the day to the following chums: on Friday, February 17, Mary ALLWOOD, Crich; on Saturday, February 18, Doreen HASLAM, Crich.

Derbyshire Times 25 February 1933
The funeral took place on Saturday at Crich Parish Churchyard of John Richard, the four year old son of Mr and Mrs Sam LYNAM, Fritchley, grandson of councillor F.J. LYNAM (Belper R.D.C. representative and chairman of Crich Parish Council). The boy attended Fritchley Congregational Sunday School, Scholars from which were bearers.

Derbyshire Times 25 February 1933
The funeral took place on Tuesday at Crich Parish Churchyard of Miss Jane SMART (75), Kirkham Lane, Fritchley.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derbyshire Times 25 February 1933
Miss LESTER, captain of the Crich Guides, asks us to state that Crich Guides is an open Company and not church organisation. It is open to girls, irrespective of denomination.
[see more on Crich brownies and guides : Crich Brownies and Guides]

Derbyshire Times 25 February 1933
Mrs F. TOMBLIN, Crich, was successful at Chesterfield musical festival, gaining first in the local sopranos class, and the silver medal.

Derby Daily Telegraph 2 March 1933
Miss Caroline BURTT, of Pine Bank, Crich, who died on November 3 left estate of the gross value of £2212 3s 11d, with a net personality £2165 5s 4d. Probate of her will has been granted to her brothers, Mr Joseph BURTT of Greenhurst, Crich, lecturer, Mr Richard BURTT, of Westwood-road, Beverley, Yorks, printer, and her nephew, Mr Howard Fox BURTT, of Fieldways, Wood End, Hockley Heath, Birmingham, physician and surgeon.

Derbyshire Times 4 March 1933
The death took place on Sunday of Mrs Emma GREENHOUGH widow of Mr John GREENHOUGH, Church View, Crich. 74 years of age she was born in Worcestershire, but had lived at Crich since she was eight years old.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derbyshire Times 4 March 1933
During the weekend Miss OLDFIELD, Whatstandwell, was knocked down by a cyclist and fractured her arm. The cyclist received head and facial injuries.

Derbyshire Times 4 March 1933
Miss Eva CORKER, a teacher at Crich Council School, is recovering after a serious illness.

Derbyshire Times 4 March 1933
The death of Crich resident in Mr Fred CURZON occurred this week. He had lived for some time in Australia.

Derby Daily Telegraph 10 March 1933
CRICH GROUND SOLD
ACQUIRED BY THE MINERS’ WELFARE
Mr H.W. MARTIN, secretary of the Crich Miners’ Welfare, informed a “Telegraph” representative yesterday that the Welfare has acquired Crich cricket grounds from Mr S. BOWER, the owner, for £350 and that the Crich Cricket Club will surrender the ground on March 25. The deal was completed this week, the solicitor concerned being Mr W.W. SHEPPARD, of Ripley. The ground is to be utilised by the Welfare as a sports and recreation ground, and children are to be especially catered for. The Welfare trustees presented at the turnover were Messrs H.W. MARTIN, G. ATKINS, and J. RILEY (chairman).

Derby Daily Telegraph 10 March 1933
BOWN and BERRISFORD, of Crich, were fined £5 at Belper Police Court yesterday for being the owners of a four-wheeled motor lorry, the gross weight of which exceeded 12 tons at Belper, on February 9. The driver. Alan FLINT, of The Common, was fined 5s. Police-constable ODAM said the lorry carried 2 tons 2cwts extra weight.

Derby Daily Telegraph 17 March 1933
The funeral took place yesterday at Crich parish church of Miss Avis BUNTING (30), of Whatstandwell.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Belper News 24 March 1933
The death of Mrs Hannah SMITHURST, widow of Mr William SMITHURST, Glen House, recalls an incident two years ago when her husband was buried in Spital Cemetery for an Irishman who had died in Chesterfield Royal Hospital. The coffin was exhumed and Mr SMITHURST was reburied in Crich Parish Churchyard. Mrs SMITHURST, who was 66 years of age, was a daughter of the late Mr J. HAWKSLEY, Moorwood Moor and South Wingfield.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derbyshire Times 25 March 1933
Mr Roger BARRATT, son of Mr and Mrs S. BARRATT late of Park Head, Crich, underwent an operation in the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary on Friday.

Derbyshire Times 25 March 1933
Mrs H. TOMLINSON, a native of Fritchley, has died at Old Higham.

Derbyshire Times 25 March 1933
A well-known Crich resident, Mrs ANN JENKINSON, widow of Mr Joseph G. JENKINSON, The Common, Crich, died on Friday. She was 82 years of age on March 14, and had resided at the “Fish” House, Wheatcroft, for 50 years, before coming to Crich three years ago. Her husband died six months ago at the age of 93.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derbyshire Times 25 March 1933
Mr Andrew HEAPPEY, Oak Cottage, Crich, who is suffering from war wounds has been transferred to Leeds Military Hospital for treatment.
[ he is on the Crich Roll of Honour: Andrew HEAPPEY]

Derbyshire Times 8 April 1933
The funeral took place on Saturday at Crich Parish Churchyard, the vicar (Rev Hubert E. JONES) officiating of Mr Granville Herbert STONE (21) second son of Mr and Mrs Isaac STONE, Ridgeway Lane. Deceased who was a well-known bus driver in Crich and Belper districts, died in the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary.
[there followed a report of the funeral with photograph]

photo of Gtanville Stone 1933

Derbyshire Times 8 April 1933
The Bible contains 3,536,489 letters and not 3,566,480 as supplied by a Crich reader.

Derbyshire Times 8 April 1933
IN DAYS OF YORE
Extracts from “The Derbyshire Times” Files, April 7, 1883
“Uncivil War” – Crich is in a chronic state of “Uncivil War”. It is generally admitted that Vickers first consideration should be for the spiritual good of the parish, but in Crich the vicar’s most important duty seems to be securing his own personal safety. Fancy a vicar and his curate arguing on educational matters, and applying their remarks in such a forcible and striking manner that an alleged assault is the outcome. Crich, after all must be a rather devotional inclination, for it has 12 places of worship, and with this medley of religious sentiment it is not surprising that the vicar should find a willing detraction.
[Note: the vicar was William ACRAMAN who was gaoled in 1900]
More on the key parish players in this saga: Acraman Key Players

Derby Daily Telegraph 13 April 1933
The funeral took place on Tuesday at Crich Parish Church of Mrs Mary BOWMER (57), wife of Mr Samuel BOWMER, of Crich.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derby Daily Telegraph 13 April 1933
On April 12 suddenly at his home, “The Orchard”, Whatstandwell, in his 47th year John (Jock) Belhelvie, second son of A.E. BERRY and dearly beloved husband of Laura BERRY. Funeral Saturday, Crich Parish Church 3.30 p.m

Derby Daily Telegraph 13 April 1933
The interment took place on Tuesday afternoon at the Parish Church, Crich, of Mrs Emily GARTON (73), of Mill Green, Fritchley. She was a native of Fritchley and had resided in the village all her life.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derbyshire Times 15 April 1933
The death has taken place this week of Mrs J. HODGKINSON, who had for many years resided in the Crich and Fritchley districts.

Belper News 21 April 1933
Much interest was taken in the wedding at Heage Church on Saturday, of Miss Sarah Elizabeth HODGKINSON, second daughter of Mr and Mrs W. HODGKINSON, Lumb Farm, Dunge Hill, and Mr Herbert Henry HARTSHORNE, a partner in the Wingfield Manor Outcrop Colliery, and eldest son of Mr and Mrs J. HARTSHORNE , Sheaf House, Crich.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Derbyshire Times 22 April 1933
The Picture House, Crich – Monday to Wednesday: Bebe DANIELS in “the Honour of the Family”.
[Note: Bebe Daniels married Ben LYON, both of whom were stars of the 1950s radio series “Life with the Lyons”]

Derbyshire Times 29 April 1933
Mr William THORPE, Park Head, Crich, had a bantam hatched on Sunday with four perfect legs and feet, but the bird died on Wednesday.

Derby Daily Telegraph 5 May 1933
At the annual meeting of Crich Nonconformist Sunday School Union, Mr G. SMITH was appointed president and Miss B. LUDLAM secretary.

Derbyshire Times 6 May 1933
Crich Miners’ Welfare are laying two grass courts for lawn tennis on the sports and recreation ground. These are expected to be ready in about two or three weeks time. Later it is intended to lay a hardcourt.

Derbyshire Times 6 May 1933
We regret to hear the illness of Mr E. WATKINS, Fritchley, who has for many years been a valuable member of Crich Parish Council and a R.D.C.representative.

Derbyshire Times 6 May 1933
Scholars of Fritchley C.E. School sent 618 eggs to Derbyshire Royal Infirmary.

Derby Daily Telegraph 15 May 1933
The marriage will take place on June 3, at St Luke’s Church, Derby, of Alfred GRATTON, son of Mr and Mrs MARTIN, of Crich, to Ivy Mary, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs G. LOVEGROVE, Arundel Street, Derby.

Derby Daily Telegraph 16 May 1933
Miss May HOUSLEY, daughter of Mr and Mrs L. HOUSLEY, of The Common, Crich, and Mr Donald KIRK, son of Mr and Mrs W. KIRK, of Guide-post, Nether Heage, were married at Crich Parish Church yesterday.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Ripley and Heanor News 19 May 1933
DEATHS – on May 17, at Crich, Samuel SMITH, aged 70 years.

Derbyshire Times 20 May 1933
At Birches Lane Baptist School anniversary the preacher was Mrs J. BURTT of Crich.

Derby Daily Telegraph 25 May 1933
The funeral took place on Friday at Crich church of Mr Samuel SMITH (70), of Bull's Head, Crich.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derbyshire Times 27 May 1933
Mrs M. DEACON, of Chase Cliffe, Whatstandwell, visited Whatstandwell, Crich Council School, Crich Church School, and Fritchley School on Empire Day and presented medals to the scholars in honour of the occasion. Addresses were given by the teaching staff at all the schools on “The British Empire and Peace” and Empire Songs were sung by the scholars.
[Note: a popular Empire Song of the day was: Brightly, brightly, sun of spring upon this happy day; Shine upon us as we sing this 24th of May; Shine upon our brothers too; Far across the ocean blue; As we raise our song of praise; On this our glorious Empire Day.]

Derbyshire Times 27 May 1933
Joan M. BOOTH, Crich, has won a Minor Scholarship under the Derbyshire Education Committee.
[Note: Scholarships were founded in 1920 to be replaced by student grants in 1962]

Derbyshire Times 3 June 1933
The funeral of Mr John WHETTON (73), Victoria Street, Ripley, took place at Ripley Cemetery on Saturday, following the service in the Baptist Church. A bricklayer for over 50 years, Mr WETTON was a Crich man, but had resided in Ripley for many years, trading on his own account for a number of years. He retired about eight years ago. He was attached to the Baptist Church. He leaves a widow, one son, who is abroad, and two daughters.

Derby Daily Telegraph 3 June 1933
The marriage of Mr Alfred Gratton MARTIN, son of Mr and Mrs Fred MARTIN, North View, Crich with Miss Ivy Mary LOVEGROVE, daughter of Mr and Mrs George LOVEGROVE, Arundel Street, Derby, took place today at St Luke’s Church Derby.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Derbyshire Times 3 June 1933
Joseph PERRY (17), son of Mr and Mrs J. PERRY, Crich, was on Friday cycling to his work at Lea Mills when he was knocked off the machine, and received cuts and bruises.

Derbyshire Times 3 June 1933
Mr Fred SMITH, Sandy Lane, Crich, who met with an accident in the pit, is making satisfactory progress.

Derby Daily Telegraph 5 June 1933
The funeral took place on Saturday at Crich Parish Church of Mrs Ann E. SMITH (77), widow of Mr R. SMITH, Bradley’s Yard, Fritchley. A native of Fritchley, she had lived in the parish all her life.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derby Daily Telegraph 8 June 1933
The funeral took place yesterday at Crich Parish Church, of Miss Mary A. HIGTON (71), Sandy-Lane, Crich. She had been connected with Crich Wesleyan Church for a number of years, and several representatives were present at the funeral.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Ripley and Heanor News 9 June 1933
At Heage Church on Monday the marriage was solemnised of Miss Edna May MARTIN, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs John MARTIN, Rose Cottage, Nether Heage, and Mr George BRADLEY, son of Mr John BRADLY and the late Mrs BRADLEY of Crich.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Derbyshire Times 24 June 1933
Social workers in Crich heard with regret of the death of Miss Vera LEE, aged 26 years, the fourth daughter of Mr and Mrs William LEE, the Cross, Crich which took place at her home on Friday after a short illness. The deceased was an active worker for Crich Hospital Association, and took a leading part in the demonstrations. She was also a member of Crich Mothers' Union.
[there followed a report of the funeral with a photograph]

photo of Vera Lee 1933

Derbyshire Times 24 June 1933
On June 19 at Crich Parish Church, Walter GOODALL, youngest son of Mrs and the late Mr GOODALL, of Swanwick, to Jane BROWN, youngest daughter of George BROWN, late of Crich.

Derbyshire Times 24 June 1933
A van belonging to Mr Samuel LYNAM, Fritchley, son of Councillor F. J. LYNAM, came to grief on Saturday against the double arches at Ambergate. The van, driven by Mr J. FOX, skidded and crashed into the wall causing damage to the van and engine, which had to be told to Alfreton garage for repairs. Fortunately the driver escaped.

Derbyshire Times 24 June 1933
The funeral took place on Saturday, at Crich Churchyard, of Mrs Ann EPERSON (81), of Whatstandwell, whose death was recorded last week.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derby Daily Telegraph 26 June 1933
The annual Crich Hospital Carnival and demonstration was held on Saturday. The procession formed in the Market-place with Councillor F.J. LYNAM as marshal, and headed by the Crich United Silver Band, paraded to the Town-end and back into the Market-place, where the crowning of the Carnaval King was performed by Councillor James DAWES, who was afterwards “knighted” by the “King”. Miss Ellen WRAGG was “Queen,” and Miss Nellie ALLEN “King”.
[there followed further reporting on the Carnaval]

Derbyshire Times 8 July 1933
Mr Keith LESTER, second son of Mr and Mrs J. LESTER, Market Place, Crich was married on Wednesday at Somercotes Parish Church to Miss Doris Ivy REEKE, daughter of Mr and Mrs REEKE , Nottingham Road, Somercotes.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Derbyshire Times 8 July 1933
Crich Girl Guides had a motor trip on Saturday to Alton Towers. Capt Joyce LESTER was in charge.

Derbyshire Times 8 July 1933
Six members of Crich British Legion were on duty on Wednesday at Derby on the occasion of the visit of the King and Queen to the Royal Show. Ex-Sgt Samuel ASKEW, of Park Head, Crich, was in charge of the Crich men.

Derbyshire Times 8 July 1933
While unloading stone from a lorry belonging to Messrs J. BOWMER and Sons, Whatstandwell, in a field at Holloway on Wednesday, Mr R. BOWMER had a lucky escape when the vehicle overturned whilst backing into a heap of stone. The lorry lay on its left side.

Derbyshire Times 8 July 1933
We regret to hear of the serious illness of Mr J. BUNTING, of Eden Bank, Whatstandwell, a member of Crich Parish Council. Another member of the Parish Council, Mr Edward WATKINS, Chestnut Bank, Fritchley, is also very ill

Derbyshire Times 8 July 1933
Beryl KEY, daughter of Mr and Mrs J. KEY , The Common, Crich, was at the weekend taken to Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, where an operation was performed.

Derby Daily Telegraph 13 July 1933
Maurice HASLAM (41), of Market-place, Crich, has died in Derby Royal Infirmary, where he was conveyed last Friday evening following an accident at the Wingfield Manor Colliery. It is reported that HASLAM, who was working on the afternoon shift caught his head against an iron girder on the level. He was a married man without any children.

Derby Daily Telegraph 19 July 1933
The funeral took place at Crich Parish Church of Mr Samuel Maurice HASLAM (41), of Crich, who died in the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary following a pit accident.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derby Daily Telegraph 19 July 1933
At Crich Parish Church on Monday, Miss Eva MARTIN, daughter of Mr and Mrs F. MARTIN, North View, Crich, was married to Mr Frederick G. Stevenson CUNDY, only son of Mrs CUNDY, the Firs, Alderwasley. The service was fully choral.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Derbyshire Times 22 July 1933
Last season Crich were not able to run a football team, other players in the village went to assist other clubs in the surrounding villages. One hopes that Crich will be able to run a club of his own during the coming season, but if that is to be so, it is time someone got to move on or it will be left too late again, and the players will have to sign for all the local clubs. What about it you sportsmen of Crich?

Derbyshire Times 29 July 1933
Picture House, Crich, will patrons please notice we are not showing “Desert Song,” as advertised on our programme, but are showing Monday to Wednesday: Joe E.Brown in “Fireman Save My Child.” Thursday to Saturday: the one and only Gracie Fields in “Sally In Our Alley.”

Derbyshire Times 29 July 1933
Beryl KEY, the only daughter of Mr and Mrs J. KEY, the Common, Crich, who recently underwent an operation in Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, returned home on Sunday.

Derbyshire Times 29 July 1933
Mr Ernest MELLORS, son of the late Mr George MELLORS, The Common, Crich, who has been on 10 weeks holiday at Crich, has left this week to take up his duties with Bristol City, for whom he’s been trainer for a number of years. His brother Frank, of Crich, was trainer last season for Matlock Town.

Derbyshire Times 29 July 1933
Miss HAMMOND, of The Mount, Crich the District Cubmaster, met with an accident at the weekend whilst motoring in Oxfordshire. She was in a collision with a bus at Banbury Cross, and was badly shaken and suffered from shock.

Derbyshire Times 29 July 1933
A levy at Wingfield Manor Colliery on Friday for the widow of Mr Samuel Maurice HASLAM, The Croft, Crich, realised £18 12s.

Derby Daily Telegraph 3 August 1933
Crich Council School sports were held yesterday afternoon in the school playing field. Mr A. DAY (headmaster) was starter, and the judges were Misses ALLIN, BLACKHAM and CORKER (members of the teaching staff). The Shield winners were the “Romans,” with 73 points to the “Britain’s” 72 points. The “Saxons” and the “Normans” tied with 64 points each. The high jump (boys) was won by Leonard LITCHFIELD with 3ft 7ins, and the girls high jump was won by Beatrice BARRATT, 3ft.
[a list of other winners followed]

Derby Daily Telegraph 4 August 1933
Mrs Maurice DEACON, of Chase Cliffe, Whatstandwell, visited Crich church school and presented 21 certificates in the recent WATKIN needlework competition. Mrs DEACON congratulated the scholars and staff on the excellent results obtained. Mr J. HAYWOOD (headmaster) thanked Mrs DEACON on behalf of the school which has also been awarded a certificate of merit.

Belper News 11 August 1933
The wedding was solemnised on Saturday at Shirland Church between Miss Grace Neta BRIDDON, eldest daughter of Mrs G MARSDEN, Scarsdale Terrace, Furnace, and Mr Dennis MARTIN, Church View, Crich. The bridegroom is a well-known local footballer and last season played for Holloway F.C.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Belper News 11 August 1933
Miss Jennie BOOTH, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs A. BOOTH,Inns Lane, South Wingfield, was married on Saturday at South Wingfield Church, to Mr Geoffrey William ASHMAN, son of councillor E.A. ASHMAN and Mrs ASHMAN, School House, Whatstandwell.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Derbyshire Times 12 August 1933
Beryl MILNE, Crich Carr C.of E.School, has been awarded a junior art scholarship tenable at Derby School of Art. Harry HOBSON, of the same school, has been awarded a free place at Belper Herbert Strutt School.

Derbyshire Times 19 August 1933
The funeral took place on Monday at Crich Churchyard, of Brian FANTOM, the young son of Mr and Mrs H. FANTOM, The Cross, Crich, who died in Derby Royal Infirmary.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derby Daily Telegraph 4 September 1933
It is strange how some places “give way” to a craze while others do not. At Crich for instance the habit among the children at present is not to play “bif-bat” but to fly kites.
[Note: bif-bat was a table tennis bat with a ball attached to it by elastic or string.]

Derbyshire Times 9 September 1933
In the WATKIN Needlework competition at Crich C.of E.School, for which 23 certificates had been received, the following have received further awards: Enid LUDLAM, Madge TOMLINSON, Lorna WILLIAMS (5/- each) Dora SMITH, Nora HARRISON, Joan HARTSHORNE, Irene TOMLINSON and Dora HEATHCOTE (2/6 each) Mr J. HAYWOOD is the headmaster.

Derbyshire Times 16 September 1933
Mr Luke HOUSLEY, The Common, Crich is undergoing treatment in Derbyshire Royal Infirmary.

Derbyshire Times 23 September 1933
John Roger HAYNES, joiner Coasthill, Crich, was ordered to pays 4s costs at Wirksworth on Tuesday for causing unnecessary obstruction with the car at Wirksworth on September 4.

Derbyshire Times 23 September 1933
Peter BOWER, son of Mr and Mrs Oswald BOWER, Crich, has sustained injuries to his right arm as a result of a fall.

Derbyshire Times 30 September 1933
A dancing class has been formed at the Crich Miners’ Welfare, with Mr George HOLMES as instructor.

Belper News 6 October 1933
The wedding was solemnised on Saturday at South Wingfield Church, between Miss Esther MARTIN, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Fred MARTIN, North View, The Common, Crich, and Mr Norman Stanley MAYCOCK, second son of Mr and Mrs William MAYCOCK , Church Lane, South Wingfield.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Derbyshire Times 7 October 1933
Molly, the 12 years old daughter of Mrs DAVISON, and granddaughter of Mr Samuel BOWER, The Common, Crich who is in a Derby nursing home suffering from a broken arm as result of falling from a tree, is progressing favourably.

Ripley and Heanor News 20 October 1933
DEATHS – on October 17 at Derby Royal Infirmary, Andrew BYARD, of Field House, Crich, aged 63 years.

Derbyshire Times 21 October 1933
Mr Andrew BYARD, Field House, Crich, was removed on Monday to Derbyshire Royal Infirmary after being taken seriously ill.

Derby Daily Telegraph; 26 October 1933
Mr A Walton, MSc, of Derby, lectured on “The Chemistry of Everyday Life,” last evening in Crich Miners' Welfare Institute. Mr H.W. MRTIN carried out the secretarial arrangements.

Derbyshire Times 28 October 1933
At Crich Church Yard on Saturday the funeral took place of Mr Andrew BYARD (63), Field House, Coddington Lane, Crich, who died in Derby Royal Infirmary last week.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derbyshire Times 4 November 1933
While cycling to his work at Lea Mills on Tuesday morning, Edgar DAVENPORT, Crich, collided with Miss Agnes SHARDLOW, Holloway, who was walking with friends to Lea Mills, near where the accident occurred. Miss SHARDLOW sustained a bruised thigh and received treatment at Lea Mills canteen. Mr DAVENPORT was rendered unconscious, I was taken by car to Dr MACDONALD, Crich. Fortunately his injuries were not serious and he later returned to his employment.

Derbyshire Times 4 November 1933
The deaths took place on Saturday in Derbyshire Royal Infirmary of Mrs Fanny BOWN, wife of Mr William BOWN, and daughter of the late Mr James MELLORS, of Crich. The deceased, who was 46 years of age, was a native of Crich, and had lived in the village over 30 years. She had also lived in Swanwick, and at the time of her death had been living at Somercotes. She leaves a husband and one daughter.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derbyshire Times 4 November 1933
A St John Ambulance Class has been formed at Crich, with Mr J. HARTSHORNE as secretary and Mr J. TAYLOR as treasurer.

Ripley and Heanor News 17 November 1933
Luke WRAGG, bus driver of Royal Oak, Crich was summoned for driving a motor bus with insufficient silencer on Cromford Road, Ripley, on October 18. The owner John Walter TAYLOR, of Rock Villa, Whatstandwell, was summoned for permitting its use. TAYLOR admitted that WRAGG told him about the silencer, but he could not remedy it because he had not a spare bus. TAYLOR was fined 10s and the case against WRAGG dismissed.

Belper News 17 November 1933
A strong indictment of militarism was made by Mrs Bruce GLASIER, B.A., Crich, when she addressed a meeting at Matlock Town Hall under the auspices of the “No More War” Movement.
[there followed a report of her address].

Ripley and Heanor News 8 December 1933
A pretty wedding was solemnised on Saturday at Crich Church, the contracting parties being Mr Stanley MARTIN, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Samuel MARTIN, Rose Cottage, Spanker Lane, Nether Heage, and Miss Gwennie EDWARDS, daughter of Mrs EDWARDS, of Whatstandwell, and the late Mr J. EDWARDS , Barmouth, North Wales.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Derbyshire Times 30 December 1933
The wedding was solemnised on Thursday week at Allsaints Church, Barwick-in Elmet between Miss Doreen SHARP, only daughter of Mr and Mrs William Sharpe, Scholes, near Leeds and Mr Herbert WYLES, son of Mr and Mrs R.J. WYLES, Crich.
[there followed a report of the wedding]