01 May 2017

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.

20 April 2017

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.

15 February 2017

2 photos from SDWB from Malc Woodward, Cecil Woodward's son. One is of a meeting, possibly Water Officers and the second is a 3 man gang laying a water main.

31 January 2017

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.

28 January 2017

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Photo of the old steam driven pumps at Little Eaton Water Works

30 August 2016

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.

08 June 2016

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.

31 May 2016

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.

14 May 2016 Newsletter sent

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.

11 April 2016 - Newsletter sent

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.

10 April 2016

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.

11 March 2016

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.

08 January 2016

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.

13 December 2015

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. georgebacon@btinternet.com

12 November 2015

Front page of a paper dated 1907 considering the feasibility of new water supplies to Long Eaton.

9 November 2015

A booklet about the reconstruction of Mickleover Sewage Works 1960 and a leaflet about Spondon Sewage Works dated 1907

01 June 2015

Photos of our 13th Reunion. A good turn out this year with 35 coming for the meal.

09 May 2015 (Newsletter sent to 224)

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.

03 May 2015

Here are some important dates:

  • Thursday 14th May 2015 1:20pm at Markeaton Crematorium - funeral of John West
  • Tuesday 19 May 2015 at 12 30pm at St Mary's Church Draycott. Funeral of Sandra Barnes. Internment at Breaston Cemetery at Longmoor Lane Breaston.
  • Thursday 28 May 2015 Annual Reunion Dinner. 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 should be able to come or not to the reunion?

30 April 2015

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.

20 April 2015

More sad news - John West aka Jim died on Saturday 18th April 2015.

15 April 2015

Sad news - just heard today that Sandra Barnes has died. Will post funeral details.

19 January 2015

Various Badges - South Derbyshire Water Board, Long Service amd Chartermark.

05 January 2015

A leaflet to mark the official opening of Little Eaton Water Treatment Works and Spondon No.2 Reservoir.

31 December 2014

A leaflet scanned of the leaflet: SDWB A Review 1961 - 1974

28 November 2014

Historical records relating to Ticknal Water Supply, Stanton By Bridge and The River Dove abstraction scheme. All sent in by Malc Woodhead.

23 November 2014

Post card showing Stanton By Bridge borehole and pumping station.

4 November 2014 (Newsletter sent to 223)

30 October 2014

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

27 July 2014

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.

19 July 2014

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.

28 May 2014

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.

09 May 2014 (Newsletter Sent 224)

22 April 2014

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.

30 January 2014

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

09 January 2014

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.'

22 December 2013

Photos of Meter Record book from Mick Appleby.

Photos from Malc Woodward of a large water pipe being laid in 1972-73 at Ticknall.

19 December 2013

Memories of Duke Street and Tenant Street from John Orme son of Archie Orme who was a Plumbing Inspector.

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