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

Book list
Newspaper records
Notable Wiggs
Wigglesworth Hall
Wigglesworth Manor


Cushion Cover

Cushion Cover made by Carolyn Rudkin
(tel 01969 650 544)

Oval Peg Rug

Oval Peg Rug made by Carolyn Rudkin
(tel 01969 650 544)

Harding, that which follows is composed from the responses to an enquiry in “The Dalesman” which were summarised in the Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, Family History Section. Over fifty people responded, many of them born before the second world war and some reporting their mother’s memories from earlier times. Enquiries in Derbyshire suggest present day knowledge of the term to be mainly north of that county although earlier usage was much more extensive.

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Copyright George & Margaret Wigglesworth 2006