From: Rachel Stafford
Date: Sat 21/09/2001
Comments:Thank you for a wonderful web site.
I am so glad I found it. I was born and raised in Shirebrook on
Left school at the tender age of 14 in 1944 and became self reliant.
Went to Langwith Road Infants School where Mrs Hibbert was the
Carter Lane school where Miss Nixon was the Headmistress,
and Model Village where Mrs Faulkner was the headmistress.
Alas, Merchant Street, Shirebrook pit and the Gas Works are no longer
My sister, Martha Shepherd lives on Central Drive and has lived in
all her life. So did my brother, George Elliott until his death a few
My memories are the memories of my childhood during the second world
They are good memories and sad memories of times past.
My name was Rachel Elliott and I doubt if anyone would remember me
I was a solitary child. But I would love to hear from anyone in
or the surrounding areas. My brother, Frank, lives in Meaden Vale,
it used to be called Welbeck Colliery Village.
I have lived in Arizona, USA for 25 years and last visited Shirebrook 4
Thank you again for the web site.
Reply:Thank you for If anyone would like to make contact
Please send them in we will forward them on
As always if you want to see something
or make a contribution then
or post your comments.
Thank you: glenn.