Maps showing location of Revell Farm, Derbyshire.


Front view of Farm House

The farm is near Woolley Moor (not shown on map), the village moved up the hill to make way for the Ogston Reservoir (blue area on detailed map shown above).



View from farm House front  door


Part of the farm land was lost for the same reason. The reservoir can be seen in the distance.




View from gate


View  from near gate in above picture looking over fields  to reservoir.





Aunty Ethel

As kids we used to go and see Aunty Ethel and Uncle Bert at the farm several times a year. As usual in those days it always seemed warm and sunny there, probably because we only went there if it was warm and sunny.


They had chickens, turkeys, pigs and cows so we could see the newly hatched chicks in the incubators, watch the animals being feed and the cows being milked.





Various female relations (Ann, Sheena, etc.) had calves named after them.




View from top of yard

View from top of yard towrds house

We would have tea at a huge wooden table in the living room. There was an outside toilet at the bottom of the garden consisted of a broad plank with a hole in it.

Every year my father would make a trip to the farm just before Christmas to pick up a fresh turkey for our Christmas dinner.

(Pictures taken sometime around 1970).

Receiving Licence (found in Mum’s stuff).

Wireless Licence


  • Receiving Licence. Wireless Telegraphy Acts, 1904-1926
  • Fee 10/-
  • Expires on 31 May 1939
  • Mrs E Hopkinson
    of (Address in full) Revel Farm, Woolley, Alfreton
  • Office and Date of Issue: Clay Cross Chesterfield Derbyshire
    13 JU 38 - (13th June 1938)

No idea as to why this was in Mum’s possession but it does seem to indicate that family trips to the farm started sometime in the 1930s at the latest.

[Revell Farm]


06 April, 2010 


Fri 28 Sep 2007

Wed 12 Sep 2007

  • Reworked for Family Only Area.
  • Various corrections.