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Thank you so much to everyone for your help and hard work on the photograph. It is really appreciated.


I am currently editing and article on the war effort in my village (WW2) for my village newsletter. The author asked if I could improve on the photograph that he gave me to go with the article. As I am not an expert on this I wonder if someone on Rootschat can help me with it.  It might be nice if some colour could be added.
Basically the scenario behind the story to go with the photograph is:  During the War years the ladies of the Women'sí Voluntary Service, (which had been formed by members of the Women'sí Institute, Red Cross and Mothersí Union) carried out many activities in support of the War effort.
These included washing and repairing clothes for the soldiers stationed locally, who operated search lights and guns.
Many thanks.

Derbyshire / Re: What is the link between this stone beer bottle and Ironville?
« on: Sunday 31 December 17 16:04 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks - new avenues - well worth exploring.

Codnor Park did have it's own pottery - taken over by Joseph Bourne of Denby a number of years before the business was closed in Codnor Park and transferred to Denby around 1865.

Derbyshire / Re: What is the link between this stone beer bottle and Ironville?
« on: Sunday 31 December 17 14:29 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks for your help emeltom and KGarrad.  :)
All of this adds important information to the picture, but how can we link the bottles to Ironville or Codnor Park?

Derbyshire / What is the link between this stone beer bottle and Ironville?
« on: Sunday 31 December 17 12:18 GMT (UK)  »
I am working on a local history project and have been struggling to find the history behind a stone bottle that has "Geo. Clayton Ironville" printed on it, I attach a photograph.
The only George Clayton I can find locally was an Ironworks Manager living locally in Codnor Park (next to Ironville) in the 1891 census and in the next door village Jacksdale (Notts) in the 1901 Census. Could this be a link? He is buried in the local church Yard. Or is this a "Red Herring"?
He was listed in the Kelly's trade directory of Derbyshire of 1895 as mineral water manufacturer - also he was a preacher - maybe a lay preacher? He may have traded between 1893 and 1897.
If any one can help me find out more it would be really appreciated.

Many thanks Trishanne. Much clearer.  I plan to take a present day photograph of the scene to compare and these look good to go with it.  However, the conifers in the picture have now grown very tall blocking out much of the view!

That is sharper and clearer japeflakes - Many thanks Andy

Many thanks for having a go Martyn, Much appreciated.  I am using it in the village newsletter and I just wanted to make it clearer for the readers. I will have ago to see how it works.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Christ Church Cemetery, Ironville
« on: Saturday 05 August 17 16:39 BST (UK)  »
I edit the village newsletter. The Church Warden is writing an article for the Parish Church in relation to family history and the church. He asked if I could find a very old picture of the cemetery to go with his piece. I came across the picture below from between 1900 and 1910. Could someone work their magic upon on it to make it clearer, perhaps adding a little colour.  Zoom in on the woman by the graveside.  This was a popular thing they did on postcards at that time, they would 'hide' a figure in the photo to give it a ghostly character, usually a woman or boy. Notice the big knobbly waste embankment?  Truck load after truck load used to empty onto that spoil heap, during the 19th and early 20th century.

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