Author Archives: Richard Butler

Milldale Payphone Theft

It looks as though the public payphone apparatus at Milldale has been stolen. The loss has been reported to BT, who will hopefully replace the equipment. It is understood that there has been a number of similar thefts from surrounding villages. Given that the mobile phones signals in Milldale are poor, to say the least, the payphone is vital, especially in the emergency situations that occur fairly frequently along Dovedale.

Field Names

Many of the fields and areas of land in the parish have names, for example Pen close, Cock and hen, Bridgley Bank all in Milldale.  Many of the names are know to the older families and could eventually disappear.  Would it be worthwhile collating such information?