Matthew Goodden of Abergavenny: toll gate entrepreneur, forger of railway tickets

We have published a few previous posts about Roger’s work as a cataloguing volunteer.  In the following post, Roger tells us about another recent discovery in the records of the Thornsett Turnpike Trust: A document in this collection which made me curious was an invoice from Matthew Goodden of Abergavenny for water and gas supplied to a … Continue reading Matthew Goodden of Abergavenny: toll gate entrepreneur, forger of railway tickets

John Kenyon Winterbottom: turnpike trust clerk, not wholly trustworthy

We have published a few previous posts about Roger's work as a cataloguing volunteer.  In the following post, Roger tells us about some recent discoveries: In the mid-nineteenth century the Thornsett Turnpike Trust managed a number of roads in and around New Mills. Some Trust records have survived in Derbyshire Record Office collection D535, and in … Continue reading John Kenyon Winterbottom: turnpike trust clerk, not wholly trustworthy