Help Needed!


I received the below email – can anybody help?

hello my name is sylvia and i am trying to find where my great grandmother is buried henriette wheeldon nee hyde she died in 1941 my great grandfather richard wheeldon is buried in plot f17 he died in 1917 hoping you can help regards s ireland

If you are able to help, please leave a message in the comments, or email me: glynharris {at} kirkireton {dot} com and I will forward the email to Sylvia.


ALERT – Stable Shop Burglary

The Stable Shop, in Main Street, Kirk Ireton, was broken into some time between 5.30pm on Friday and 7.15am the following morning. A burglar broke in through a door and took cash and cigarettes.

Police are investigating two other attempted burglaries in the Ashbourne area.

At around 5.25am on Saturday, a window at the Black Horse pub, in Hulland Ward, was damaged but nothing was stolen.

Between 11.30pm on Friday and 5.45am the next day, someone attempted to force open a window at the Red Lion pub, in Hollington, but they did not gain entry.

Officers believe the incidents are linked.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Proposals To Reduce Road Gritting Service For Kirk Ireton This Winter

Dear Villagers,

I have been asked to make sure that everybody is aware of Derbyshire County Council’s (DCC) plans to reduce the road gritting service provided to Kirk Ireton.  At the present time the roads into our village are treated during the day and night and ‘pre-treated’ before bad weather hits. Gritting is then continued on a 24 hours a day basis.  The proposals are that this be reduced to gritting in the day only with the first run being completed by mid-morning.  Roads would be pre-treated before bad weather hits, only where possible, with higher priority routes taking precedence.

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Macmillan mug donation


Thanks to Lisa Bridge at Birchover giving the shop free mugs we were able to collect £11 in donations from the happy recipients of the mugs!

Thanks to you all. I will take the money into the Macmillan Unit.

Living in Kirk Ireton by Emily Heron – September Diary

Living in the village has its ups and its downs. There is lots of space to play and everybody knows each other. However, as the village is so small, it does mean you can only meet a few people, and you all have to try and get along.

Being surrounded by fields is great. There are so many places to go to, which are perfect for playing Man Hunt and building dens. I have really enjoyed going to Kirk Ireton Primary School, it takes me less than two minutes to walk to school. All the teachers live in the Village, the downside of this is that school NEVER closes even when there is 3 feet of snow and every other school in Derbyshire is closed!

Winters are fun, loads of kids go sledging. Last year a group of people were chased by cows. When summer comes, lots of people play at the park, or on the Village Field which is amazing, especially with the court. Sometimes during the summer holidays it does feel like there isn’t that much to do, and it can become boring.

It wasn’t until recently that I realised just how lucky I am to live in Kirk Ireton. During the riots in London, many children were too scared to go to sleep at night and their homes and communities were attacked and set on fire. In Kirk Ireton the older children look out for the younger children and people help each other. There is lots of community spirit.

Kirk Ireton is a safe and happy place to live and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

An Editor’s Apology – September Diary

I think everybody spotted my faux par last month of incorrectly stating the winner of the Jean Mayfield Cup and Saucer short story competition, which of course was won by Christopher Martlew’s brilliant story. I have no excuse as I was there on the night.

Because I was so impressed with the writing ability of the young entrants I asked Emily Heron to write a short piece for the News Letter: Living in Kirk Ireton.

I have had lots of suggestions about how the News Letter should be developed, but not wanting to dilute it’s purpose of supplying important village related information, I propose to try some of these ideas out on a separate sheet called KI+. To save printing costs the KI+ sheet will only be distributed by e-mail and (mostly) online. Have a read of it and let me know what you think.