Baggaley Family

Selina Laidler (nee Baggaley) has kindly provided a selection of her family photo collection. Some are provided below. the full collection is available from the following link Baggaley Family Album  Do you recognise anyone? Selina would be delighted to hear from any one who knows the identity of the people shown in the collection. The main picture is of Selina Baggaley (nee Slater), Selina’s grandmother.

Caravan site
Caravan site

Her father Edwin Baggaley farmed in Stoney Middleton during the war. He lived at Hilltop farm which is located opposite the caravan site at the top of High Street, before moving to Edale where Selina was born.

The collection shows various interesting backgrounds of the area around the farm at the time. The picture opposite shows a young girl feeding hens. The background is particularly interesting as it shows a number of caravans which are presumably in the same location as today However their   design is completely different to todays modern design. The question is where these holiday homes or were they used as permanent homes?

The picture below is taken directly opposite the entrance to the caravan site looking down the high street  towards the village of Stoney Middleton which is a the bottom of the hill in the background. Today there are three other cottages immediately after the cottage on the left.selina-007


  • Bev Sierpina says:

    What great family photos. An enviable collection.

  • Derek Hallam says:

    My parents had a dwelling on this site in the early fifties, just after I was born, for nearly twenty years . It was our weekend retreat and I have very fond memories. I used to ride on Edwin, and Veras, tractors and spent hours watching them working in the fields. I have many, meny memories, but also photos, they are stored away, I will have to find them out. Happy Days! feel free to contact me if you wish. No relation to the John Hallam in the article by the way.

  • Derek Hallam says:

    PS I might know who the girl in the photo is.

    • Ann Lowndes says:

      Hi. My grans maiden name was Baggaley and lived in Stoney. The woman in the photo looks like my aunt. You say you might know her. Who do you think she is.

      • Selina Baggaley says:

        I have been informed that the lady in the picture with the chickens is a lady called Jennifer Bettney.

  • sue ross says:

    my mother used to tell when she was a little girl she used to visit aunt Selina at who lived on a farm at stoney middleton,it was a lovely surprise to see the two photos of her which I have never seen.

  • Ann Lowndes says:

    My grandmother Martha Mary Hancock new Baggaley had a sister Eileen was a Stoney family.

    • selina baggaley says:

      Hi Ann,
      Unfortunately i dont know who the woman is with the chickens is in the photo. Mary Martha Baggaley is my 1 cousin 1x removed. I do have lot of photos of people who i can not identify. if i can be any more help let me know.

  • Glenn Trezza says:

    HI, Ms. Lowndes. Yes, I’m familiar with the Hancocks who married Baggaleys at Stoney–did you have a specific question about them? Cordially, Dr. Glenn Trezza, Boston, MA, USA

  • Judith Weston nee Hancock says:

    I was born in Stoney Middleton in 1941, to Mary and Jack Hancock, with sisters Joan, Ellen, and brother Robert. my dads sister Martha was married to George Goddard who owned the lime kiln, my mums maiden name was Baggaley, she was related to Vera Baggaley who married my dads brother Alfred Hancock, l would very much like to know if there is any relatives still living in Stoney, I used to have a cousin Freda Baggaley who lived up nr the school, Any infomation about the Hancock/ Baggaley would be grateful.

    • Colin Hall says:

      I believe Freda still lives up the high street in Stoney Middleton.

    • Glenn Robert Trezza says:

      Hi, Ms. Freda was living and well when I was last visiting Stoney in 2022, though “up there” in years. I didn’t have the chance to meet her, but I’m told her memory is wonderful and that she knows many things! See my reply to your Hancock question for details on the Baggaleys and Hancocks and my reply to cousin, Ms. Eileen Saunders as well. Cordially, Glenn T. in the USA (sorry just replying to all these–have been really swamped at work at my hospital and haven’t been online to check comments/questions in a while.)

  • Eileen E M Saunders says:

    I was born in Stoney Middleton in 1942 to Henry and Patricia Baggaley, my late Brother John.I also have a Sister born after we left Stoney Middleton. Dad had a Twin Sister Eileen, Mary and Laura. He had several Brothers, Unfortunately I can only remember the names- George, Jim, Wilfred I think there was more. As a child we would walk up to Edwin’s and call on Aunt Selina. Despite leaving when I was 10 years, I still refer to Stoney as home. In the Baggaley Family Album I was amazed to see a photo of myself, obviously taken on one of my visits, I’m the young lady sitting on the rocks.
    I’m so grateful to my Cousin Judith for telling me about this site.

    • Glenn Robert Trezza says:

      Hi, Ms. Saunders:
      your Dad’s siblings were: John 1899-1943, married 1928 Elizabeth Nancy Stafford of Eyam 1908-1995; Joseph born/died 1901; Wilfred 1902-1957, married 1932 Helena Beck of Chesterfield; Mary 1903-1904; Sarah Ann 1904-1905; Mary Martha 1906-1980, married 1926 Robert John “Jack” Hancock of SM 1905-1979; James William 1910-1977 married 1939 Mary Noton of Bakewell; Laura, 1912-1962; George, 1915-1982, married 1955 Greta V. Croft; and his twin Eileen 1920-1979, married 1944 Lawrence Wragg 1923-1999. I see twins run in your family! See my reply to your cousin Ms. Weston on the Baggaley and Hancock ancestries, where I’ve offered her some details on both. I’m afraid I’ve not got details on your late Mum’s people from Sussex, but I hope this helps and hope that you and all your family are well. Cordially, your distant cousin, Glenn T.

  • Judith Weston nee Hancock says:

    Does Selina remember if there were any cottages on the Dile before they built the Councill houses.I have vague memory of hearing that mum and dad living there at the side of Sara and Joe Ibbotson then lived at side of them on the council houses.

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