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Tupton Local History Society meetings

We meet on the first Thursday in September, December, March and June all starting promptly at 7pm. These meetings are held at St. John's Church, Queen Victoria Road, Tupton, S42 6ED. Admission is £2.00 per person payable at the door. Light refreshments and a raffle is provided free of charge. Please note that there is no parking facilities at the church. There is however parking at the Village Hall which is on Green Lane.

Come and meet your friends and neighbours and listen to interesting and informative presentations on the history of Tupton and it's environs.

No need to book, just come along on the night.




"Only by understanding our past can we make the right decisions for the future"

About tupton

According to Wikipedia

Tupton is a village in North East Derbyshire, 4.5 miles (7 km) south of Chesterfield. It lies just north of Clay Cross on the A61 (Derby Road) which funs from Chesterfield to Alferton. It comprises the areas of Old Tupton and New Tupton. However, it is generally referred to as Tupton. A similarly names area, Tapton, is a few, miles away, being part of Chesterfield.

The Village has a primary school and a secondary school with a sixth form. Tupton also has two general stores, post office, hair dresser, tanning studio, building supplies, tyre service, multiple garage car repair/diagnostics, preschool nursery, two pubs and one club, fish and chip shop, nursing home, coffee house and a pharmacy.

A carnival called Tupton Carnival is a yearly event held on a Saturday in July, this was first started in 2003 and has grown in size and attendance as the years have gone on. A young lady is elected Carnival Queen and travels through the village attended by the carnival princess and princesses and followed by a procession of floats, bands and fancy dress participants. The parade ends on the Primary School field where an afternoon of fun, and live music is set up, with stalls, displays by local groups and various competitions. The village has an evening of Christmas activities, where numerous market stalls were set up in the village hall.

It is also known that Tupton has been a settlement since way back in the Anglo-Saxon times, as the historic Ryknield Street runs directly through the village. The locality was formerly known as "Topetune" and "Tuphome." On the first Ordnance Survey maps Tupton was named Tupton Moor.

Bombing Raid of 1941:

The area known as 'the Rec' once held a lido, or open-air swimming pool, the remains of which can still be seen in the stream. During the Second World War, several houses in Tupton were bombed by fleeing German aircraft. Some of these houses were on Ward Street and others in now demolished areas where the Community Green is located. Read more.

People from Tupton:

Jim Hutchinson, who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire and lived to age of 103.

John Lowe - we would like to congratulate John Lowe the former world darts champion who has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List. He was born in Tupton in 1945. Click HERE for reminiscences of John Lowe as a child in Tupton.

Dennis Skinner M.P. attended Tupton Hall School.

 

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