Received Memories of St Helen's
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Date: 07 Apr 2007
Would anyone have any information about George & Jane Bradbury (nee Oscroft), married at Selston on 17 Feb 1789? I'd particularly be interested to learn if they had a child called Richard, born at Selston about 1791. Also, whether or not George & Jane had any other offspring? I've enjoyed looking through this website and believe that Richard must have been Christened at this Church.
Date: 21 Apr 2007
Hi, My grandmother Cissie Dovey together with sister in law Clara Dawes worked at the vicarage about 1916/17/18.. is there anyway of confirming this. Many of my Dawes relatives are buried at St.Helens. Ann - Cape Town.
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Date: 16 Sep 2007
My name was Sandra Castledine, my dad was Cyril the newsagent, he lived at Poplar Terrace. I know he was married to Florence Sherwood in 1930 and I believe they had a baby who died, she also died in 1938. Does anyone know if Florence had any brothers or sisters, any information would be very much appreciated as I am researching my family tree. Regards, Sandra.
Date: 7 Jan 2013 - Bell Ringing Memories
"Hi, I have just found the website and found it very interesting and intriguing. For the past 6 months or so, I have been learning to bell ring at St. Luke's in Derby, a passion that my grandfather had for most of his life. His name was Arthur Elliott, and was ringing master at St. Helen's, Selston, at some stage until 1928 when he moved to Heanor. He rang the bells with a Mr. Clouse, Richard Calladine (my grandfather's nephew), 2 others by the surnames Jacques and Rawson. My grandfather was also in the church choir from around 1890 until again 1928, along my father, Kenneth Elliott, now currently 97 years of age, my grandfather's brother, Thomas Elliott, his father, Joseph Elliott, George and Thomas Hand, Jack Stokes, Billy Dovey, and Fred Brinsley. The vicars during his time in the choir were Mr. Charles Harrison, and Dr. Richard Dudley Weller. My grandfather's brother, Jack, apparently married Mr. Harrison's daughter Grace. I hope you enjoy reading this tiny bit of St. Helen's history."