News Snippets for 1946–1949

What follows are news snippets with Crich Parish interest from various newspapers for the period 1946 to 1949

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:

ALLSOP DANIELS HEAPPEY MACDONALD STORER
ASHMAN DAVIDSON HESKETT MASON SULLEY
AUSTIN DAWES HIGGINBOTHAM McKENZIE TAYLOR
BARBER DOWLER HIGGINS MELLOR THOMPSON
BARKER ELLIOTT HINDS NIND TOWNSEND
BARRATT ELSE HODGSON OLIVER VICKERS
BARTON FANTON HOLTHAM PERRY WALKER
BOWER FLETCHER HUDSON PORTER WALSH
BOWMER FLINT HUNT PRINCE WHITEHEAD
BRATLEY FOGG JONES REDFERN WILLIAMS
BRIDDON GREENWOOD KIRKMAN RILEY WILLIAMSON
BROODBAKKER HAMMOND KNOWLES ROLLINSON WILLIS
BROWN HARPER LAND SAXTON WILSON
BYARD HARTSHORNE LEE SMEDLEY WRAGG
CLARK HASLAM LITCHFIELD SMITH YATES
CURZON HAYNES LUDLAM STOCKS  

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 references to Crich Parish Council meetings, social events, court cases and church meetings which have not been transcribed.

1946 newspapers

Derby Daily Telegraph 16 January 1946
Stationed at Belper for more than 22 years, Police-constable Harold GREENWOOD retired yesterday. A native of Sheffield, he joined the Derbyshire County Police in 1914, and served in France and Belgium from 1915-18 with the Sherwood Foresters and the North Staffordshire Regiment. On demobilisation he was stationed as a constable at Crich, Ilkeston, and Thorpe, before going to Belper in September 1923. He has been commended on several occasions by the chief Constable. His home is at Kilburn-road, Belper.
[he is remembered on Crich WW1 Roll of Honour: Harold GREENWOOD]

Derby Daily Telegraph 24 January 1946
DEATHS
BOWER–At Havelock, Fritchley, on January 22, Arthur, the beloved husband of Winifred, suddenly. Interment Crich Church, Saturday, 1.15pm.

Ripley and Heanor News 25 January 1946
Mr Arthur CLARK (57), a retired farmer of “Havelock”, Hill Top, Fritchley, collapsed while walking along The Common, Crich, on Tuesday, and died within a few minutes after being taken to his home in a motor van. He leaves a widow.

Derby Daily Telegraph 4 March 1946
The District Coroner, Mr A.N. WHISTON, has decided that an inquest is not necessary on John Henry BOWER (67), a retired railway clerk of Wood Bank, The Common, Crich, who was found dead at his home early on Friday.

Derby Daily Telegraph 28 March 1946
“Mr George BROWN has done good job of work in getting the pay due to me, and it would be a good thing if there were more MPs like him.”
This comment was made today by Mr S.A. DANIELS, of Prospect-Terrace, Crich, who has been granted as reported in yesterday’s “Telegraph” his Service pay following questions in the House of Commons by Mr BROWN, who later saw the Secretary for War.
A cutter employed at Peckwash Mills, Duffield, Mr DANIELS said that he volunteered as a gunner in the 26th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment on September 7, 1939, and served for 303 days. He was then discharged on medical grounds, as he had previously been taken ill and spent eight weeks in Derbyshire Royal Infirmary.
[Note: George BROWN had raised the issue in Parliament after the request for payment had been refused by the Secretary for War]

Ripley and Heanor News 12 April 1946
Mr J. HARTSHORNE, of Crich, has been awarded a gold medal for 15 years service with the L.M.S. Ambulance Detachment.

Derby Daily Telegraph 15 April 1946
DEATHS
On April 12, at her daughter’s residence, 115, Radbourne-street, Clara VICKERS, of Crich, aged 85.

Ripley and Heanor News 19 April 1946
The body of six years old Heather BRIDDON, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs G. BRIDDON of Crich Carr, was recovered from the River Derwent last Thursday night after her father had plunged fully clothed into eight feet of water. Heather had been picking flowers near the river with a nine year old companion, Betty WALSH, who later told her parents that Heather had fallen into the water. Mr BRIDDON ran to the river and dived in, and discovered his daughters body lying in eight feet of water. It was later recovered by P.c. A.HUDSON, of Crich, with the assistance of Mr M. LITCHFIELD, the village postmaster, and Mr E. BARKER, Whatstandwell stationmaster. Mr and Mrs BRIDDON have three other children, all under 14.

Ripley and Heanor News 14 June 1946
The marriage took place at St Mary’s Church, Crich, on Saturday, of Miss Betty WALKER, only daughter of Mr and Mrs D. WALKER of Crich to A/B Frederick Roy BROWN, serving with the Royal Navy, only son of Mr F. BROWN, of Crich.
[there followed a report of the wedding]
Frederick BROWN is on the WW2 Roll of Honour, with photograph: Frederick BROWN

Ripley and Heanor News 19 July 1946
Organised by the “Welcome Home” Fund Committee, which hopes to raise sufficient to augment the present balance so as to give £5 to each of the 270 ex-servicemen and women in the district. Crich went Carnaval last Saturday.
Miss Jessie LAND (Crich) and Miss Brenda DAWES (Fritchley) were crowned “King” and “Queen” by Dr Eileen MACDONALD, and they were attended on their procession through the district by Miss Janet WILSON, Miss Sheila HARTSHORNE, Miss Rosemary MELLOR, Miss Brenda BRATLEY, Miss Sheila ROLLINSON, and Miss Yvonne CURZON.
[there followed details of prizewinners]

Ripley and Heanor News 16 August 1946
When Sgt H.MURPHY, of Belper, and P.c. HUDSON, of Crich, visited a caravan at Alderwasley yesterday and questioned a man presumed to be a deserter they put him in the police car to take him to Belper. Another man then came on the scene and fired several shots from a revolver without hurting anybody, jumped into the sergeant’s car, and drove it away.
An extensive search of the countryside is being made for both men and car.
[there were several reports about this event and the follow-up]

Ripley and Heanor News 6 September 1946
The marriage was solemnised on Thursday last at the Parish Church, Ambergate, between Miss Betty WOOLLEY, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. WOOLLEY, “Ingleby”, Toadmoor, Ambergate, and Mr Richard Ernest HESKETT, only son of Mr and Mrs F. HESKETT, of Crich.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Ripley and Heanor News 20 September 1946
Mr Joseph Beighton REDFERN, of Beech Lawn, The Common, Crich, who died in March 1945, left £4233, net personality £3396.

Derby Daily Telegraph 30 December 1946
The engagement is announced between Harry Kenneth, son of Mr and Mrs H. TOPLIS, “Rheidol” Industrial-road, Matlock, and Faith Elizabeth daughter of Mrs and the late Mr J.B. REDFERN, “Beech Lawn”, Crich, near Matlock.

1947 newspapers

Derby Daily Telegraph 28 January 1947
On January 25, 1947, Ada Harriet, wife of Charles STORER, The Shop, Fritchley, aged 68 years. Funeral Crich, Wednesday, 2.30pm.

Derby Daily Telegraph 5 February 1947
Two Crich schools remained closed because supplies of fuel could not be taken up the steep hills to them.
[there were several reports of the problems created in the district by the inclement weather over several weeks]

Ripley and Heanor News 28 February 1947
DEATHS
On February 22, at Whitehouse Farm, Plaistow Green, Crich, Miss Emma WILLIAMSON, aged 72.

Ripley and Heanor News 7 March 1947
A pretty wedding which aroused considerable interest was solemnised on Saturday last at St Mary’s Church, Crich, the parties concerned being Miss Joyce BARBER, daughter of Mrs F. ROLLLINSON and the late Mr Leonard BARBER of “Holmedene”, Chadwick Lane, Fritchley and Mr Clifford LAND, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Charles LAND, of Alfreton Road, Codnor.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Ripley and Heanor News 21 March 1947
Mr J.H. BOWER, of Wood Bank, The Common, Crich, who died intestate, left £10,010.

Derby Daily Telegraph 27 March 1947
The engagement is announced between Anthony Stuart, eldest son of Mr and Mrs F.S. WILLIS, Crich, near Matlock, and Doris Mary, daughter of Mr and Mrs G.A. COBB, 49, Lynholmes, Matlock.

Derby Daily Telegraph 30 June 1947
The jury recorded a verdict of “Death by misadventure” after an inquest at Fritchley on Saturday on Alfred TAYLOR (71), of Kirkham Lane, Fritchley, who died from silicosis on Wednesday. Dr John S. TWIST, of Crich told the District Coroner that a post-mortem examination showed that Mr TAYLOR had been suffering from silicosis and pulmonary tuberculosis. Mrs Tressa HEAPPEY, of Wayside Cottage, Crich, said that her father had worked at Dukes Quarry, Whatstandwell until 1938 when he retired through silicosis.

Ripley and Heanor News 11 July 1947
The results of the Secondary Schools Admission Examination, tenable at the Belper Herbert Strutt School, had just been announced, and include the following successful pupils:
Crich C.E.– Mary E ASHMAN
Crich Carr C.E.– Ann MCKENZIE, Pauline M. ELSE
Crich C.– Roy FANTON, Adrian FLINT, Ronald HOLTAM
Fritchley C.E.– Joan HINDS, Shirley SAXTON.

Ripley and Heanor News 25 July 1947
A pretty wedding was solemnised at St Anne’s Church Ambergate, of Mr Ronald Bertram HASLAM, son of Mr and Mrs B. HASLAM, “Weaverbrook”, Coast Hill, Crich, and Miss Ivy JAYNE, only daughter of Mr and Mrs L.H. JAYNE, Moss Terrace, Ambergate, and eldest grandchild of Mrs E. PUGH, Bevan Street, Shirland, and of the late Mr John PUGH, formerly of Wessington.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Ripley and Heanor News 29 August 1947
The wedding took place on Wednesday in last week out St Marys Church Crich, of Mr Kenneth HAYNES, youngest son of Mr and Mrs A. HAYNES, Oak Hill Farm, Whatstandwell, and Miss Doreen Ellen, second daughter of Mr and Mrs G. HASLAM, School Farm, Crich.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Ripley and Heanor News 24 October 1947
Mr and Mrs Edward WRAGG, of Crich Market Place, celebrated their diamond wedding recently. They were married at Belper on October 11, 1887. Mr WRAGG was born at Ripley, but has lived at Crich for 77 years. Mrs WRAGG, who was Miss Rebecca DAWES, is a member of a very old Crich family, and was born in the village. They have six children.
Mr WRAGG left school at eight years of age, and was first employed in the nurseries at Tansley, but most of his working life has been spent as a quarryman and Crich. He has always been a keen gardener, and still takes great interest in cultivating his allotment.
Mrs WRAGG left Crich C of E School when she was 11, and before her marriage she had been in domestic service in Nottingham and Manchester. She has been a member of the Wesley Church, and also of Crich Mothers Union. She was employed for 12 years as caretaker of Crich Council School, retiring when she was 70. During the World War she was an untiring worker for the Red Cross and knitted 300 pairs of socks.
Both Mr and Mrs WRAGG are in good health, and although not so active as formerly, Mrs WRAGG believes in being self reliant, and cheerfully quotes her motto: “Paddle your own canoe.”

Ripley and Heanor News 7 November 1947
Mr Walter DAVIDSON, of The Common, Crich, returned on Wednesday in the SS Matiana from Tilbury to Kenya, he was accompanied by his wife and daughter, both of whom will be paying their first visit to East Africa. Mr DAVIDSON, who has had a four months holiday in England, has been in business in Nairobi for over 20 years. Mrs DAVIDSON is the only daughter of the late Mr S. BOWER, a former chief accountant of the Midland Railway. She has long been a member of the Fritchley WI, a member of the Crich Mothers Union, and she has been on the committee of the Girl Guides Association, Crich. Mrs DAVIDSON, who served with the WAAF in the war, has been on the clerical staff at Derby L MS Station.
[Note: It would have been Miss DAVIDSON who served with the WAAF not her mother who would have been in her late fifties]

Ripley and Heanor News 12 December 1947
The marriage took place at Crich Parish Church on Saturday last of Mr Gordon RILEY, only son of Mr and Mrs J. RILEY, of East View, The Common, Crich, and Miss Iris STORER, younger daughter of the late Mr Hiram STORER and Mrs E. BARRATT, of Fritchley. The bride was given away by her stepfather, Mr H. BARRATT.
[a report of the wedding followed]

Ripley and Heanor News 12 December 1947
The engagement is announced between Hazel, daughter of Mrs FLETCHER, Market Place, Crich and Frank, son of Mr and Mrs S. HARDY, Wright Avenue, Ripley.

1948 newspapers

Nelson Leader 16 January 1948
On January 15, 1948, at Cromford church: John THOMPSON, elder son of Mr and Mrs A. THOMPSON, of Crich, Derbyshire, to Joan (Sister MARSDEN, Fern Lea), younger daughter of Mr and Mrs H.G. MARSDEN, of Cromford, Derbyshire.

Ripley and Heanor News 16 January 1948
Mr and Mrs C. PERRY, of West Bank, Crich, celebrated their diamond wedding yesterday (Thursday) with a family party. They have four sons and three daughters, 22 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Another son who was gassed in the 1914-18 war died last week. Mr PERRY, 81, worked at Lea Mills, Holloway, for 54 years as a stockinger. He was an official at Crich Parish Church for many years and sang in the choir as a boy. Mrs PERRY, who is 80, is a native of Birmingham, but has lived in Crich most of her life.

Ripley and Heanor News 20 February 1948
Mr and Mrs James HARPER , of The Tors, Crich, who were married at Crich Parish Church, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last Thursday. Mr HARPER was employed before his retirement at the Clay Cross Company’s Crich Quarry. Mrs HARPER, who is a member of Crich Mothers Union, was born near Wirksworth, but spent most of her life in Crich.

Ripley and Heanor News 5 March 1948
Harry KNOWLES (43), quarry worker of Coast Hill, Crich, was detained in Derbyshire Royal Infirmary early on Saturday last with a crushed foot after a rockfall ad Crich Quarry.

Derby Daily Telegraph 22 March 1948
Mr and Mrs E. HAWKIN, Meadow-Lane, Chaddesden, Derby, have pleasure in announcing the engagement of their second son, Derek, to Eileen, only daughter of Mr and Mrs G. YATES, Crich, Matlock.

Louth Standard 10 April 1948
The wedding of Mr David John WOODS, eldest son of Mr and Mrs W.G. WOODS, The Woodlands, Authorpe, and Miss Norma STOCKS, only daughter of Mr and Mrs A. STOCKS, Crich, Derby, took place at St Mary’s Church, Crich.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Ripley and Heanor News 7 May 1948
The death occurred on Monday in last week of Miss Eliza FOGG, widow of the late Mr Thomas FOGG, of 14, East View, Common, Crich, at 85 years of age. The funeral was on Friday last at Crich Church conducted by Mr BUNTING, of Holloway.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Ripley and Heanor News 14 May 1948
A number of chickens and a coop were destroyed last Saturday when an incubator caught fire at Glebe Cottage, Plaistow Green, Crich, owned by Mr Albert BROODBAKKER. No other property was damaged and the flames were extinguished by Ripley fireman.

Ripley and Heanor News 28 May 1948
St Mary’s Church Crich, was the scene of a pretty wedding on Whit Saturday, the contracting parties being Mr Frank BOWN, second son of Mrs W. BOWN and the late Mr W. BOWN, of Oakerthorpe, and Miss Peggy BYARD, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs R. BYARD,. The Common, Crich.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Ripley and Heanor News 11 June 1948
The marriage was solemnised at the Parish Church, Ambergate, on Saturday, between Miss Dorothy May HIGGINS, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs A. HIGGINS of “Claremont” Wesley Road, Ambergate, and Mr John HAYNES, eldest son of Mr and Mrs R. HAYNES, of “The Archway House,” Crich.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Ripley and Heanor News 25 June 1948
The following were successful in the Belper Grammar School Admission Examination:
Crich Carr C.E.– Patrick W. BARTON
Crich C.E.– Margaret DOWLER, Janet M.WILLIAMS

Ripley and Heanor News 16 July 1948
Mr William BOWMER (Independent) of the Wheatsheaf Inn, Whatstandwell, was elected to be a Crich representative on Belper Rural Council on Wednesday.

Ripley and Heanor News 16 July 1948
The Chief Scout has awarded the Medal of Merit to Miss HAMMOND, Crich, in recognition of her good services to the Scout movement. The distinction thus conferred on Miss HAMMOND will be appreciated by all connected with Scouting in Derbyshire. For many years she was Assistant County Commissioner for Cubs, and for the past 19 years she has been cubmaster to the 1st Crich Pack, from which she has lately resigned.

Ripley and Heanor News 6 August 1948
On Saturday at St Mary’s Church Crich, the vicar conducted the marriage service between Miss Ada Eileen BLOUNT, daughter of Mrs J.W. OTTOWELL, “Tralee”, Albert Road, Chaddesden, Derby, and Mr Arthur BYARD, youngest son of Mr and Mrs R. BYARD, of the Common, Crich.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Ripley and Heanor News 8 October 1948
The funeral took place at Crich Parish Church on Wednesday of Mr E .A. ASHMAN, a member of Belper Rural. Council for 14 years and of Crich Parish Council for more than 20 years, who died at his home at School House, Whatstandwell, on Sunday, aged 71.
A native of Somerset Mr ASHMAN came to Derbyshire 43 years ago and spent most of his career as an LMS signalman at Ambergate and Whatstandwell until he retired 16 years ago.
He was for many years president of Crich Nursing Association, secretary of Crich Hospital Friendly Society, a manager of Crich, Whatstandwell, and Fritchley Church schools, and a churchwarden of Crich Parish Church.

Ripley and Heanor News 8 October 1948
A pretty wedding took place at Heage Parish Church on Saturday last between Miss Betsy Violet AULT, daughter of the late Mr William AULT, of Spa Cottage, Nether Heage, and Mr Cyril WRAGG, son of Mr and Mrs John WRAGG of New Road, Crich.
[there followed a report of the wedding].

Ripley and Heanor News 5 November 1948
Miss Elizabeth Margaret SMEDLEY, daughter of Mr and Mrs C.R. SMEDLEY, of “The Beeches”, Bull Bridge, Ambergate, and Major Richard Kendall PILCHER, R.A.M.C., son of Mr and Mrs F.H. PILCHER, of Nelson Road, Bournemouth, were married at St Mary’s Church, Crich, on Saturday.
[a short report of the wedding followed]

Ripley and Heanor News 26 November 1948
The Rev C.H. FERRIS married Dr Eileen MACDONALD, daughter of the late County Alderman Dr G.G. MACDONALD J.P., of Crich. Mrs FERRIS was in partnership with her father, and after his death in 1935, carried on the medical practice until her marriage. She is the enrolling member of the Ambergate Branch of the Mothers Union.

1949 newspapers

Derby Daily Telegraph 20 January 1949
DEATHS
On December 22, 1948, at Nairobi, Kenya, Edith Elizabeth DAVIDSON, only daughter of the late Samuel BOWER, of Grove House, Crich, aged 67 years.

Derby Daily Telegraph 4 February, 1949
Former Belper Policeman's Death
A funeral Service will be held at Christ Church, Belper, on Thursday at 3 p.m. for Mr Harold GREENWOOD, a former member of Derbyshire County Constabulary, who died at his home, 118 Kilburn Road, Belper, aged 56. Internment will follow at Belper Cemetery.
Mr GREENWOOD, whilst in the Police was stationed at Belper for more than 20 years. He had been in poor health since his retirement in 1946.
A native of Sheffield he joined the County Police in 1914 and then served in France and Belgium from 1915 to 1918 with the Sherwood Foresters and then the North Staffordshire Regiment.
On demobilisation he was stationed as constable at Crich, Ilkeston and Thorpe, before moving to Belper in September 1923. He was commended on nine occasions by the Chief Constable.
He leaves a widow, a son and a daughter.
[he is remembered on Crich WW1 Roll of Honour: Harold GREENWOOD]

Ripley and Heanor News 4 February 1949
The interment took place in Crich Churchyard of Mrs Alice TOWNSEND, aged 68 years, wife of Mr E. TOWNSEND, of the Common, Crich. She was a native of Crich, and a member of Crich Mothers Union, and a regular worshipper at St Mary’s Church.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Ripley and Heanor News 4 February 1949
The funeral took place in Crich Churchyard last Friday of Mr John Walter HUNT, aged 79 years, of “Greenfields”, Fritchley. Deceased was born in Lincolnshire but had resided in Derbyshire for 30 years. He was a retired miller and for some time was employed at Bull Bridge Mill.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derby Daily Telegraph 21 February 1949
DEATHS
On February 18, 1949, at 7, Renals-st, Derby, Sarah Hannah NIND, aged 90 years, widow of the late James NIND, formerly of Crich Common. Funeral at Crich Church on Tuesday at 3 pm.

Derby Daily Telegraph 9 March 1949
The Mount, Bowns Hill, Crich, freehold country house with vacant possession, was sold yesterday for £4000 at an auction sale.

Ripley and Heanor News 18 March 1949
The Mother’s Union meeting, held in the Parish Room on Thursday afternoon was well attended. The speaker was MISS G.E. AUSTIN, who was thanked by Mrs JONES, who presided. The president announced that Mrs J.H SMITH had consented to be secretary in place of Miss AUSTIN, who is shortly leaving Crich. On behalf of the members, Mrs JONES presented Miss AUSTIN with a tea trolley. Miss AUSTIN has been secretary for 19½ years, and was responsible for the formation of the Crich Branch.
[there followed a full report of the meeting]

Ripley and Heanor News 18 March 1949
The marriage was solemnised at St Mary’s Church, Crich on Saturday of last week, between Miss Margaret Annie SEALS, only daughter of Mrs and the late Mr E. SEALS , of The Green, Holloway, and Mr Allan Keeling STOCKS, youngest son of Mr and Mrs A. STOCKS, The Dimple, Crich.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Ripley and Heanor News 1 April 1949
Many friends in Ripley will learn with sincere regret of the death of Mr C.S. ELLIOTT, formerly manager of the Midland Bank, Ripley which occurred at his home, “Grove House,” Crich Common, on Saturday. He was 71 years of age, and had been ill for the past two months.
[an obituary and funeral report followed; there was an indistinct photograph with the article]

Derby Daily Telegraph 7 April 1949
DEATHS
On Wednesday, April 6, 1949 at “Woodleigh”, Crich, Percy Stanley SMITH, dearly loved husband of Beatrice, aged 59 years. Service Saturday 2.30 at Baptist Church, Crich, prior to interment, Crich Churchyard.

Ripley and Heanor News 8 April 1949
The funeral took place in Crich Churchyard on Wednesday of Mrs Mary Alice OLIVER, aged 38 years, wife of Mr S. OLIVER, Sun Lane, Crich.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Ripley and Heanor News 8 April 1949
St Mary’s Church, Crich, was the scene of a pretty wedding on Saturday last, when the vicar joined together in holy matrimony Mr Harold ROCKLEY, son of Mr and Mrs H. ROCKLEY Catcliffe, Rotherham, and Miss Phyllis PORTER, daughter of Mrs and the late Mr B. PORTER, of New Road, Crich.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Ripley and Heanor News 15 April 1949
On Saturday last the marriage of Mr Frank LEE, youngest son of Mr and Mrs W.H. LEE , Dimple Villas, Crich, and Miss Doreen M. RODGERS, daughter of Mr and Mrs W. RODGERS, of Anthony Drive, Alvaston, was conducted at St Mary’s Church, Boulton.

Ripley and Heanor News 22 April 1949
St Mary’s Church, Crich was the scene of a pretty wedding on Saturday last, the contracting parties being Miss Stella BARRATT, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs J.J. BARRATT, of The Dimple, Crich, and Mr Roy ALLEN, only son of Mr and Mrs T. ALLEN, Main Road, Middleton by Wirksworth.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Ripley and Heanor News 6 May 1949
Sincere sympathy will be extended to Mr and Mrs Arnold STOCKS, of Coast Hill, Crich, in the great loss they have sustained by the death of their only son, Allan, on Saturday, at the age of four months. The funeral took place in Crich Churchyard on Tuesday.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Ripley and Heanor News 6 May 1949
St Mary’s Church, Crich, was the scene of a pretty wedding on Saturday last, the contracting parties being Miss Jean Ellen MASON, only daughter of Mr and Mrs A. MASON, Woodgate, Whatstandwell, and Mr Stanley KIRKMAN , son of Mr and Mrs H.E. KIRKMAN, Shaws Hill, Whatstandwell.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Derby Daily Telegraph 17 May 1949
The engagement is announced between Beatrice, the elder daughter of Mr and Mrs H. HITCHCOCK, Ripley-road, Heage, and Samuel, youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs S. ELSE, West Bank, Crich.

Ripley and Heanor News 10 June 1949
A verdict of “Death following heart failure due to silicosis” was recorded by the district coroner at an inquest at Crich last Friday on John William SULLEY (66), a retired quarryman, of The Common, Crich, who died on Tuesday. Mrs Doris Amy SULLEY said that her husband had been forced to give up work at the Whatstandwell Quarry in 1939 because of silicosis. He had been able to do only write occasional work since.
The funeral took place at Crich on Friday.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Ripley and Heanor News 17 June 1949
The funeral took place at Crich last Thursday of Mr James HARPER, aged 78 years, of The Cross, Crich. He worked at Clay Cross Company Quarries, Crich, until his retirement about 20 years ago.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Ripley and Heanor News 17 June 1949
On Thursday of last week the marriage of Mr Edgar JONES, only son of Mr and Mrs F.H. JONES, of the Bridge Inn, Mansfield Road, Derby, and Miss Lavinia BROWN, only daughter of Mr and Mrs W. BROWN, of The Green, Fritchley, was conducted by the vicar (Rev H.E. JONES) at St Mary’s Church, Crich.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Ripley and Heanor News 22 July 1949
The Rev H.E. JONES (vicar) conducted the marriage at St Mary’s Church, Crich, on Saturday of last week, of Mr Robert Norman HODGSON, son of the late Mr S. HODGSON and Mrs THORPE, of Wheatcroft, and Miss Joyce Marion LUDLAM, only daughter of Mr and Mrs J. LUDLAM, Laburnum Cottage, Crich.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Ripley and Heanor News 16 September 1949
St Marys Church, Crich, was the scene of a pretty wedding on Saturday of last week, the contracting parties being Miss Dorothy Margaret ALLSOP, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs R. ALLSOP, Victoria House, Crich and Mr Cyril WARD, son of Mr and Mrs E. WARD , Woodside, Whatstandwell.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Ripley and Heanor News 16 September 1949
On Saturday of last week a pretty wedding took place at St Mary’s Church, Crich, when Miss Irene WHITEHEAD, of Crich, was joined in holy matrimony to Mr Frank HIGGINBOTHAM, of Crich.
[there followed a report of the wedding]

Ripley and Heanor News 14 October 1949
The funeral took place at Crich on Tuesday of Mrs Mary PRINCE, aged 80 years, wife of Mr PRINCE, the Market Place, Crich. Mrs PRINCE was a member of a very old Crich family, being the only daughter of the late Mr and Mrs J HAYNES, of The Dimple.
[there followed a report of the funeral]

Derby Daily Telegraph 15 November 1949
Mrs DIXON, of Fritchley, Derbyshire, wishes to thank relatives, friends, and neighbours for floral tributes ; also the Vicar of Crich, and doctors, nurses and staff of No 4 Ward, D.R.I, for their care and attention to her father, Mr John MARTIN during his illness; also the kindness and sympathy shown to herself in the sad bereavement.

Derby Daily Telegraph 24 December 1949
BIRTHS
HAYNES – On December 20, 1949, at the Queen Mary Maternity Home, to Dorothy (née HIGGINS) and John, a son, Philip John. – Archway House, Crich.