Reflections of Simmondly

Simmondly is a small village in Glossop, Derbyshire, and in the early 1900s John Pedder, a retired councillor for Stretford Urban Council in Manchester, had a holiday cottage there. Their granddaughter, Molly, told me the story of Simmondly before she passed away in 2014 aged 100.  ‘We had this great big trunk which we’d packContinue reading “Reflections of Simmondly”

Save the World from Destruction!

by Karen J Mossman Over the years I’ve found I enjoy TV Box Sets that are apocalyptic or science fiction. I’m not the same with books because those I’ve tried I struggle with the pronouncing of names and places. It’s like struggling to read through mud. I was never a fan of zombies either, butContinue reading “Save the World from Destruction!”

Various Subjects of 1889

by Charles Henry Stott Charles Stott was my great, great-grandfather and he wrote a book which came down through the family, finally ending up with me. Many of the articles it contained were fascinating and now a part of social history. By reproducing the articles here means I can share a slice of life inContinue reading “Various Subjects of 1889”