Elsie & Fred Wigglesworth and Gladys & Denis Riley at the wedding of George & Margaret at Adel Church, 2 April 1956

Wigglesworth and Riley family history

Including some local history of Dethick, Lea & Holloway, and northern Matlock (Derbyshire)

Wigglesworth WIGGS Riley Local history Links

Leeds Rileys


Schooldays and Childhood Memories 1905-21

Denis, Frank, Ted and Mary in 1921
Denis, Frank, Ted and Mary in 1921
Present duties, Stephen Skellet
Denis's favourite aphorism

From a lower middle class home in east Leeds to public school at Mill Hill in London and back again, Denis describes how this came about, thanks to a wealthy benefactor. Along the way he recalls life in a family of four children, early days at local council schools, a boyhood full of pranks and mischief as well as the impact that the first world war had on him and his family.

It is hoped that in due course further instalments from his memoirs over a very long life will follow.

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