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- ISSUE 4- SEPTEMBER 2004
back to our Winter Season, we hope that the poor summer did not stop you
enjoying the longer days and the opportunity of getting out and about.
However, we do have an interesting programme arranged for the next few
months and hope to give you the opportunity of participating in some
interesting and worthwhile projects.
the start of Christmas shopping looming and the compilation of present
lists, don’t forget that we have a range of economically priced
publications for sale at our meetings. These are ideal stocking fillers
and will be of special interest to friends and relations who have moved
away from the area as well as new and existing residents.
Committee have organised a programme of regular monthly meetings through
the winter season. These will all take place at the Village Hall on Askew
Grove and start at 7:30pm. We have tried to get some routine into our
plans so they all take place on the first Tuesday of each month.
future programme is:
Talk - “The Button Box” - Graham Nutt
Social Evening with Quiz & Mince Pies
Slide Show of old Repton views - David Guest
Short AGM and Projects evening
To be announced
To be announced
being carried out in the group are moving forward at a cracking pace.
projects completed this year alone are as follows:
book of Old Photographs.
Magazines 1889 - 1937, Births, Marriages, Funerals.
Institute Minute Book 1853 - 1863.
of Marriage 1859 - 1908.
Repton C of E School Log Book 1896 - 1926.
The following projects are well in hand:
from Parish Magazines 1889 -1937.
C of F School Log Book 1926 - 1943.
C of E School Log Book 1904 - 1928.
of names in Monsom Lane Cemetery.
Local History from older inhabitants of Repton.
of Local Religious Places.
into names on the Village War Memorial.
There is always more work to be done and if you can spare an hour a day or a week and are interested in helping please contact Alan Hiley, Projects Co-ordinator.
SNIPPETS FOR YOUR INTEREST:
Crash 5th November 1941
J.A. Teacher was piloting a Miles Majestor flying stunts over Repton. The
pilot for reasons unknown baled out of the plane over Milton; it
subsequently crashed in a wood yard there. The pilot landed in Milton and
was killed. The pilot is buried in a war grave at St Wystan’s Churchyard
and it is believed he was related to the Teachers whisky family.
Crash 22nd October 1942
Tilley an American was piloting a plane belonging to the RAF Eagle
Squadron, returning from a patrol of the North Sea to RAF Kirton in
Lindsey, Lincolnshire. He lost radio contact and ran into severe foggy
weather, baling out of the aeroplane over Robin’s Cross the plane
crashed into an oak tree at the rear of the Westminster Bank Repton.
Richard Tilley went on to become a Lieutenant Colonel in the USSAF.
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