DAY 8: Friday 29 Dec


Friday started wet and cold, and was the ideal day to visit the Derbyshire Archives and Records Office in Matlock. I was trying to trace any maps that showed early land boundaries and land owners in Sandiacre, where my Grandfather was born. The maps proved not to contain the information sought, so after a light lunch at the "Victorian Tea Shop" in Matlock Bath we continued south to Nottingham.

Nottingham General Cemetery

We arrived earlier than planned in Nottingham, so I took the opportunity to visit the General Cemetery and check on the state of the Froggatt grave. On my last visit in 2005 the ivy and a small tree had begun to damage the grave, so I removed as much as I could. On this visit the ivy was much reduced but the tree was flourishing. A small saw taken for the purpose disposed of the tree... I also found another 2 Froggatt graves. They are not close relations.

The Froggatt grave showing the ivy and the small tree before removal
Thomas Froggatt was a well known city councillor in Nottingham
Another likely relation. Arnold Goodliffe married an Ann Speed
Part of the Froggatt family
The grave of Samuel Froggatt of Lenton Poplars. The headstone of Thomas is to the right
Ellen, wife of Samuel

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