A History of Brown Edge, a Staffordshire Moorlands Village

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So what has the illustration on the right to do with Brown Edge? it depicts Farnsworth’s Charge, South Cavalry Field, and the Battle of Fairfield, July 3, 1863 part of the battle of Gettysburg. General Farnsworth should be of interest to all Brown Edge Nixons as he was one of your ancestors!

In a decisive sea battle near the Falkland Islands on 8 December 1914, the British Vice Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee secured victory over his German adversary Admiral Graf Von Spee. He becameAdmiral of the Fleet Sir Frederick Charles Doveton Sturdee, 1st Baronet GCB, KCMG, CVO (9 June 1859 – 7 May 1925)
His connection with Brown Edge? His son was Rev Sturdee Vicar of St Anne’s

Just a little old shed that is no longer around but had been a barbers shop for over 60 years a chip shop before that and somewhere where 2 gentlemen lived before that.  It can be seen on various photos and existed before the first war in 1914. Interestingly Arthur Berry mentions it in “The little Goldmine” as this was where the chipper was found after the fire. 

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  • Eric Capewell. on Aircrash at Brown Edge: “On the afternoon of Aug 15th 1944,myself and pals from Norton in the Moors were watching a match at Knypersley…Mar 25, 13:35
  • Jaimie McEvoy on Guestbook: “Hello from Jaimie McEvoy in Canada, Great Grandson of Arthur Goodwin of Bank End Farm.Mar 13, 03:53
  • admin on Fleet List – Turners of Brown Edge: “That is correct Cliff I will add them in. There is also the first bus we had which was a…Mar 2, 14:28
  • Cliff Beeton on Fleet List – Turners of Brown Edge: “There was also OJD 128R which along with OJD 164R replaced VBF and JRF in1982.These were replaced by EWY78 and…Mar 2, 13:05
  • admin on The Lump Of Coal: “Mountfords I am sorry i have only just spotted this comment. Many thanks for sending it in. the strange thing…Feb 16, 10:20
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