I've heard the sad news that Joan Duggan died of Friday 27 March 2020. Joan was Chief Chemist at South Derbyshire Water Board and Derwent Division of STWA. Her funeral is at Chellaston Cemetery on Tuesday 21th April at 1300hrs. The Coronavirus may mean that the number of mourners is restricted.
The free parking display disc no longer works at Carsington. A new system has been introduced and you will need to exempt your car number plate by registering your car (s) on Severn Trent's computer database. Next time you call in just speak to reception. You will need to renew this annually. This is probably the same now at other ST recreation sites.
Ann Anderson has just contacted me and asked me to post that she wishes to thank people for all the cards and messages of support she received and also for the generous donations to the Dementia UK and Cancer Research.
More Sad News. Dave Anderson Ex. Sewage Works Manager North Derbyshire, has died on Tuesday 14 January 2020. The Funeral is to be held at 15.00 hours on Thursday 6 Feb 2020 at Swanwick Crematorium.
Sad News - I hear from Terry Tricker that Ivan Burrows died yesterday 8th January 2020. He had retired to his native New Zealand and had been suffering from cancer for some time.
Peter Smith (Derwent Divisional Engineer Maintenance) passed away on Friday 7th June 2019 aged 93 years. Funeral service is to be held at Wilford Hill Crematorium on Friday 21st June 2019 at 3.00pm. Peter was based at Raynesway having come from the Trent River Authority in 1974.
I regret to inform you that there will be no Annual Reunion Dinner this year. I've done this for 16 years and time has come for me to let it go. I really have enjoyed meeting everyone.
Richard Gerald KEENE aka Dick, Former Mayor of Derby, passed away peacefully at the Royal Derby Hospital on 13th December 2018, aged 91 years. Funeral Friday 11th January at St. Matthew's Church, Darley Abbey, service at 10:30am followed by a private committal at Markeaton Crematorium. Flowers welcome or donations if desired to Midlands Asthma and Allergy Research Association. Dick worked in the Estates Office at Raynesway.
Audrey Bray wife of Mervyn Bray (Network Analysis ex. Chesterfield) passed away peacefully at the Royal Derby Hospital on July 30th 2018 aged 82 years. A service of thanksgiving will be held at St Alkmund's Church Duffield on Monday August 20th at 1:00pm.
Shirley Banham wife of the late John Banham (Operations Manager Derwent Division), passed away peacefully at Woodhall Park Nursing Home on 11th August 2018, aged 85 years. Funeral Friday 31st August, service 2pm at St. Paul's Church, Quarndon.
Charles (Charlie) Pickup died 24 July 2018 aged 68. Funeral was Friday 10th August.
Very sad news - Teresa Wymer aged 64 died suddenly on Monday 25th June 2018. The cremation is at Markeaton 30th July 2018 at 12:00 in the big chapel. All from STW who knew her are welcome.
Photos of the 2018 16th Annual Reunion.
Derek Smith asks : Would anyone in ST Reunited want to come along and try our very informal MCC (Monday Coffee Club)? We usually meet every other Monday morning 11.30 to 12.30 for coffees and natter at Wetherspoons on Derby Rd in Stapleford. Anyone interested contact Derek on Tel 07724 040705.
The 16th Annual Reunion Dinner is on Thursday 7th June 2018. Meeting from 6pm and planning to eat at 7pm at the Toby Carvery, Nott'm Rd Chaddesden. This event is open to anyone retired or not who worked at Raynesway and Derby District Offices and Depots and surrounding Districts. Please contact me, John Simpson by email if you are interested in going. Gill Glenny and I will be very pleased to see you.
Phil’s funeral is on Thursday 10 May at 12 o’clock, St Werburghs church, Spondon.
I'm very sad to tell you that Phil James has died on the 17 April 2018. Phil was only aged 67 and leaves a wife Judy married for 30 years. Phil worked at Raynesway and latterly at Birmingham Business Park in the IT department, before retiring 8 years ago.
Austin Thomas has asked me to let you know that his wife Sue died yesterday. I'm sure that some of you will have met Sue at various functions etc. The Funeral is at 10am on Tues the 3rd April 2018 at Swanwick Crematorium.
John Cox has died January 2018 and his funeral was about 2 weeks ago. (present date 14 Feb 2018) John was a Lorry Driver at Ashbourne Depot for the Mains and Service gangs. Information is from Colin Wood and Jerry Parker.
Veronica Cooke would like to convey her thanks to all those ST retirees who came to Stewart’s funeral last week. She was touched to see so many of them, (quite a number of whom she remembered!) especially as Stewart retired over 20 years ago. Almost £300 was donated to Alzheimer’s charity, a large proportion of that money must be from STW members.
Malc Millward died last week. Malc worked on the gangs at Ashbourne depot.
Updated 10 Feb: FUNERAL DETAILS: 12:00 Monday 12th February 2018 at St Oswalds Church at Ashbourne. Dress code - jeans and bright coloured shirts!
Graham Hall emailed me to say that there were a few more that had passed away:
Godfrey Smith ( Lorry Driver ) at both Ripley Depot and Raynesway.
Arthur Bradshaw DSI at Raynesway.
Linda Ball who worked in customer services at Raynesway.
And From Geoff Nickolds who tells me that: Sue Wilde (ex Carsington Water) passed away last week after a long and determined battle with cancer over the past 18 months or more. Funeral service is at Turnditch church on Thursday 8th February at 11am, with the wake at the Black Horse at Hulland Ward thereafter.
Also, last June, Mick Brannan reported on Facebook that John Gee had died.
Sad News: Martyn Mellors died on 4th January 2018 aged 62. His funeral will be at Mansfield & District Crematorium, Derby Rd, Mansfield NG18 5BJ at 2 pm on Tuesday 23rd January 2018.
Sad News: Stewart Cooke died today. Stewart's funeral will be at Swanwick Crematorium on Thursday 25th January 2018 at 2pm.
Sad News: Terry Boswell who worked at Matlock Offices has died on the 31Dec 2017.There will be service at St Helens Church, Churchtown, Darley Dale on Friday 19th January 2018 at 3.30 pm.
Sad News: Paul Rogers who worked in the Control Room at Raynesway has died 29 Dec 2017. Funeral is on the 1st February 2018 at 12:30 at Lincoln Crematorium.
2 Photos of wartime Melbourne Bog Lane.
The 15th Reunion Photos added.
Sad News - Denzil Phillips passed away in the Royal Derby Hospital on Monday 13th November. His funeral service is at Markeaton Crematorium on Thursday 30th November 2017 at 11-20am. Denzil was a Distribution Engineer with South Derbyshire Water Board and subsequently became Training Officer for the Derwent Division of Severn Trent Water until his retirement in 1986.
Sad News Roger Marshall has died and his funeral is on Monday the 18th September 2017 at 12.30 at Bramcote Crematorium. Roger worked at Nottingham, Derby and Leicester.
2 photos of a Trip to Paris from Jean Silcock.
The 15th Annual Reunion Dinner is Thursday 8th June 2017.(Election Day) Meeting from 6pm and planning to eat at 7pm at the Toby Carvery, Nott'm Rd Chaddesden.
Please give me an idea of numbers by letting me know if you think you will be able to come to the reunion and would like to dine with us. Gill Glenny and myself look forward to meeting you again.
Sad News - Con Cooper wife of the late Neville Cooper died 30 March 2017 and her funeral is on 24 April at at 11am in St Leonard's Church, Wollaton. Neville worked in the Rivers department. Chris Cooper, son of Neville and Con said he would be pleased to see former Colleagues at the funeral and refreshments afterwards.
Also, I have heard that Carol Stanley has died on the 14 April 2017 - wife of John Stanley. No funeral details as yet.
Sad news: Colin Kitchen died on Wednesday 18 Jan 2017, age 79 years. Colin worked in the wages office at Ilkeston Depot and then Raynesway. His funeral is at 2.40pm on Monday 6th Feb. 2017 at Markeaton Main Chapel.
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Photo of the old steam driven pumps at Little Eaton Water Works
Sad news, Betty Palmer has died. Her funeral will be at 11.45am Sep 2nd at Loughborough Crematorium. Betty worked at Leicester Water Centre during the 70's, 80's and early 90's in the finance department until she retired.
A successful and enjoyable reunion. There were 36 of us sat down for lunch and a few others joined us chat either before or after the meal.
2 photos from Denzil Phillips of the 24" Burst Water Main at Radbourne Lane.
Photos from Alan C Smith and Geoff Caudwell of Derwent Division Engineering Christmas Lunch at the Clovelly Hotel c.1979.
Some North Derbyshire Photos from Shirley Wheatley.
The Annual Reunion Dinner is Thursday 2nd June 2016 . Meeting from 6pm and
planning to eat at 7pm at the Toby Carvery, Nott'm Rd Chaddesden.
Please give me an idea of numbers by letting me know if you think you will be able to come or not to the reunion and if you would like to eat or not. There is an offer of two courses for £6.75. Gill Glenny and myself look forward to meeting you again.
George Mander has passed away in the Samuel Johnson Hospital on 15th March 2016. He was the last Burton Corporation Pumping Station Chief Engineer (now The Claymills Victorian Pumping Station). In 1974 he transferred to STWA. He was instrumental in allowing the the wonderful steam powered pumping station to be preserved. Info from Maurice Cass. His funeral took place on Tuesday April 5th at 2.30pm.
Sad news, Dot Booth aged 74 died suddenly on Monday 21st March 2016 at Glenfield Hospital. (partner to Keith Jepson who died Dec 2012) Funeral Tuesday 12th April 2016 at Markeaton Crematorium, Derby (Main Chapel) at 11.20am.
If you are looking for information about high chlorine levels reported in the South Derbyshire area by the media then please follow this link to the OFFICIAL SEVERN TRENT web site. The warning dated 11 March 2016 says: STW is now asking customers in the DE11, DE15, DE65, DE73 and LE65 postcodes as a precaution to not to use their water for any purpose – it should not be used to drink, to wash with, to flush the toilet with. Please note that you are currently on the site for retired Severn Trent staff and is nothing to do with Severn Trent Water.
Sad News: Dave Hanzseros died suddenly on Monday 21st December 2015. His funeral is at 11:20am on Friday 15th January at Markeaton Crematorium. Dave was a leakage Technician based at Raynesway where his wife Maureen worked as a Receptionist.
Sad News - Margaret Smedley a tracer/ technician in New Works at Matlock office, has died on the 5th December 2015. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Mary's church in Wirksworth is at 14 30hrs on Monday 21st December 2015. This will be preceded by a private cremation service for family only. All are invited to St. Mary's Church and afterwards to Wirksworth Cricket Club on Duffield Road. Please let George Bacon know if you are going for catering purposes. firstname.lastname@example.org
Front page of a paper dated 1907 considering the feasibility of new water supplies to Long Eaton.
Photos of our 13th Reunion. A good turn out this year with 35 coming for the meal.
Written by John King is a A brief history of the North Derbyshire Water Board 1962-1974.
If you have a swipe card for free entry into Millfields Carsington car park the barrier system has been removed and it is now pay and display. Therefore the swipe card can be handed into reception at Carsington and your initial deposit of £5 refunded. I would assume that your STW retirement sticker if displayed on your windscreen should not require you to pay and display.
Here are some important dates:
A paper written in May 1893 by George Hodson, describing how he determined the best water source for the town of Long Eaton. Details are given of test boreings and the constuction of the headings, pumps a wells at Stanton by Bridge, Derbyshire.
More sad news - John West aka Jim died on Saturday 18th April 2015.
Sad news - just heard today that Sandra Barnes has died. Will post funeral details.
Various Badges - South Derbyshire Water Board, Long Service amd Chartermark.
A leaflet to mark the official opening of Little Eaton Water Treatment Works and Spondon No.2 Reservoir.
A leaflet scanned of the leaflet: SDWB A Review 1961 - 1974
Historical records relating to Ticknal Water Supply, Stanton By Bridge and The River Dove abstraction scheme. All sent in by Malc Woodhead.
Post card showing Stanton By Bridge borehole and pumping station.
Sad News - Hugh Roberts died on 26th October 2014, at Aspen Court Nursing Home, aged 92 years. Funeral Thursday 6th November, service 12:45pm in St Werburgh's Church Spondon. See more: OBITUARY by Terry Tricker
Russ Boyack has sent an invitation to any STW people who have been researching or interested in Derby Engineer, George Sorocold, to attend a lecture entitled:
PHEW - George Sorocold - Derby’s Forgotten Engineer/Fritchley Tunnel and the Butterley Gangroad.
It is at the Derby Conference Centre on Wednesday 3rd September 2014, starting at 18.30hrs and they usually last for about 2hrs with a question and answer session afterwards. Russ needs names and numbers before 15th August 2014. Numbers may have to be limited if they are large. If you are interested please let me know and I'll pass on Russ's email address to you. You may remember that George Sorocold was the pioneering engineer that first installed a water wheel driven pump and water supply system to the town of Derby.
Sad news - I hear that Ken Wilkins has died on the 11th May 2014. Ken worked to British Gas before joining STW in I'm told about 1974.
Reminder - Reunion is tomorrow: Thursday 29th May 2014 at the Toby Carvery at 19.00 hours meeting from about 18.00 hrs for a chat beforehand
Newspaper cutting from Don Yates of the Pools Win Syndicate.
12 more Photos from The 1990 Christmas Dinner.
A date for your diary: The 12th Annual Reunion dinner is Thursday 29th May 2014 at the Toby Carvery at 19.00 hours meeting from about 18.00 hrs for a chat beforehand. Gill Glenny and myself look forward to meeting you. Everyone is welcome. I will be asking for numbers attending nearer the time.
The first water supply in Derby installed by George Sorocold in 1692 consisting of river water from the Derwent lifted to a tank in St. Michael's Church and then by gravity by wooden water mains to the streets in Derby. See:George Sorocold
Ron Skellett passed away age 71 at the Royal Derby Hospital on the 18th December 2013. The Funeral Service is to take place at Mansfield Crem on Monday 13th January at 2.00 pm. Information from Graham Hall who say: ' Just for your info Ron was a Waterman at Ripley, South Derbyshire Water Board until it closed and then transferred to Raynesway as a DSI and later on in his career took over duties within the Mains rehab section until made redundant.'
Photos of Meter Record book from Mick Appleby.
Photos from Malc Woodward of a large water pipe being laid in 1972-73 at Ticknall.
Memories of Duke Street and Tenant Street from John Orme son of Archie Orme who was a Plumbing Inspector.