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The Freeing of Willington Toll Bridge 1898: Has anyone got a copy of the book?
« on: Wednesday 18 February 09 15:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone,

I am in search of a booklet produced to commemorate the freeing of the Toll bridge between Willington and Repton in Derbyshire. The freeing took place in 1898 and the book was produced to commemorate the centenary.

My interest in this is that fact that my husband's great great Grandfather lived with his family at the Tollhouse at the time of the freeing and for many years after, in fact his great great grandmother lived there until the 1950's when the house had to be demolished after a vehicle hit the house.

The book contains lots of pictures of the freeing ceremony and we are trying to see if we can spot him. I have already tried local libraries but with no luck. Can anyone help please?

Thanks
Mel
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Leicestershire: Leicester.
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Re: The Freeing of Willington Toll Bridge 1898: Has anyone got a copy of the book?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 February 09 17:00 GMT (UK) »
Hello Mel,

This website may have the pamphlet you are looking for.  It's the Repton Village website and their publications list mentions the Bridge and says there are photos of the freeing ceremony.

http://www.reptonvillage.org.uk/history_group/publications.htm

Hope it helps

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Re: The Freeing of Willington Toll Bridge 1898: Has anyone got a copy of the book?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 February 09 17:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi mel,
Have you asked your library if they could get it for you on inter-library loan?   YOu may have to wait for a couple of weeks but they can often russle up a book from somewhere such as a university library and get you the use of it for a couple of weeks.
One thing to ask at the outset is are there any charges related to this.  Usually the answer is no, unless someone decides to get adventurous and get it from an overseas library.
Worth asking.

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Re: The Freeing of Willington Toll Bridge 1898: Has anyone got a copy of the book?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 18 February 09 18:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi Charlotte,

Thanks for your help, I have emailed the Repton historical society but they haven't replied to me. I might also try your other suggestion and pop into our local library to see if they can track down a copy as well.

Thanks

Mel
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Leicestershire: Leicester.
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Re: The Freeing of Willington Toll Bridge 1898: Has anyone got a copy of the book?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 21 February 09 14:27 GMT (UK) »
A copy is available for some 15.

Go into AbeBooks.co.uk and put Willington Bridge into the title search

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Re: The Freeing of Willington Toll Bridge 1898: Has anyone got a copy of the book?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 21 February 09 19:15 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that I will have look!!
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Re: The Freeing of Willington Toll Bridge 1898: Has anyone got a copy of the book?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 19 March 15 18:49 GMT (UK) »
i wondered if you are still looking into the toll house at willington as my father was born there he was leslie john bennett. my grandparents where charles and doris bennett.

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Re: The Freeing of Willington Toll Bridge 1898: Has anyone got a copy of the book?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 23 March 15 11:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi Norrena,

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Sadly you have replied back to a member we have sadly lost contact with  :'( It looks like they changed their email address and sadly we do not have an alternative way of contacting them.

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Re: The Freeing of Willington Toll Bridge 1898: Has anyone got a copy of the book?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 19 February 18 14:34 GMT (UK) »
i wondered if you are still looking into the toll house at willington as my father was born there he was leslie john bennett. my grandparents where charles and doris bennett.

Hi norrena. Just came upon this as my wife has recently been researching the toll house. Very intrigued by your post as my wifes parents were charles and doris bennett (of chaddesden) and we can't work out which grandchild you are! My wife is linda