In 2005 Mr Nick Delves of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, donated a photo album to the Society. The album, referred to as “the green book” contains many pictures of people, many of whom are identified, and scenery believed to be in and around the Long Preston area.
You can also access an extract of a letter from Mr Delves in which he puts the pictures into context by providing some of the history around them.
An index to the pictures can also be downloaded from this link.
The Society would like to thank Mr Delves for allowing these pictures to be made available on our web site. If anyone is able to provide further information on any of the pictures we would be happy to update our site and advise Mr Delves.

. . .The Green Book came to Uncle John DELVES from his grandmother on his fathers’ side Mary Ann DELVES nee ARMISTEAD born 3rd Mar 1859, in Rathmell. She lived most of her early life in Long Preston. Which is where, I believe, most of these photo’s are from.
The Green Book has at sometime in the distant past been compiled from a previous Original Album. Many of the photo’s in the Green Book had photo’s on the back of them, these have until recently been hidden, stuck to the page. I have unstuck and copied them also. I have marked these in the index.
A point of interest is that the two DELVES brothers Thomas Hirst & Edward married Annie WRATHALL and Mary Ann ARMISTEAD – who were cousins.
Edward DELVES, who was married to Mary Ann, unfortunately left the village to live in Lancashire, went mad and killed himself. I am left wondering if some of the hidden photo’s reflect the divide that happened in the family as a result of this. A lot of water has gone under the bridge, I don’t believe there is anyone alive who is bothered by these events now, so I don’t see any problem with an ‘open inquiry’.
I am particularly interested in the 006, 031 & 032, as these pictures were hidden, stuck to the page and I have no idea where the church is, or who the preacher is.
I would dearly love to know if anyone else has similar photo’s in and around Long Preston between the years 1860 – 1900, or information. As you can see from the index I can only put a few names to faces. . . . . . . . . . .

ImageTitle
001 - Eagle Hotel, Long Preston
001 – Eagle Hotel, Long Preston
002 - Eagle Hotel, Long Preston
002 – Eagle Hotel, Long Preston
004 - Probably Long Preston
004 – Probably Long Preston
005 - Maybe Long Preston looking down from Church
005 – Maybe Long Preston looking down from Church
006 - Unknown view of bridge, house and church
006 – Unknown view of bridge, house and church
030 - Large group. ‘Preacher Y’ far right.
030 – Large group. ‘Preacher Y’ far right.
031 - Unknown Church. (Ann Read of ‘The Folly’ said could be flooded by reservoir.) ‘Preacher Y’ in doorway.
031 – Unknown Church. (Ann Read of ‘The Folly’ said could be flooded by reservoir.) ‘Preacher Y’ in doorway.
033 - Unknown school. With gravestone left with children behind.
033 – Unknown school. With gravestone left with children behind.
034 - Long Preston Baptist Chapel
034 – Long Preston Baptist Chapel
035 - Unknown Man
035 – Unknown Man
050 - Poplar House, Long Preston
050 – Poplar House, Long Preston
051 - Couple outside Poplar House, LP. Maybe Thomas & Margaret ARMISTEAD
051 – Couple outside Poplar House, LP. Maybe Thomas & Margaret ARMISTEAD
051 - Poplar House, Long Preston
051 – Poplar House, Long Preston
0522 - FW DELVES Stationed in Cairo for part of the 1st WW, sitting on back camel.
0522 – FW DELVES Stationed in Cairo for part of the 1st WW, sitting on back camel.
053 - Possibly Thomas ARMISTEAD
053 – Possibly Thomas ARMISTEAD
054 - Woman at Poplar House, possibly Catherine, Mary Anne’s sister with ‘Dog M’
054 – Woman at Poplar House, possibly Catherine, Mary Anne’s sister with ‘Dog M’
055 - 2 women at Poplar House, possibly Mary Ann & Catherine
055 – 2 women at Poplar House, possibly Mary Ann & Catherine
056 - In garden at Poplar House, one possibly Catherine ARMISTEAD
056 – In garden at Poplar House, one possibly Catherine ARMISTEAD
057 - Unknown Woman
057 – Unknown Woman
070 - Unknown Women, Unknown House
070 – Unknown Women, Unknown House
071 - Possibly Thomas & Margaret ARMISTEAD
071 – Possibly Thomas & Margaret ARMISTEAD
072 - Possibly Richard ARMISTEAD with ‘Dog M’ at the front
072 – Possibly Richard ARMISTEAD with ‘Dog M’ at the front
073 - 3 Women and a Man
073 – 3 Women and a Man
090 - An ARMISTEAD daughter with ‘Dog M’.
090 – An ARMISTEAD daughter with ‘Dog M’.
091 - Possibly Mary Ann & Catherine ARMISTEAD
091 – Possibly Mary Ann & Catherine ARMISTEAD
092 - Possibly Margaret ARMISTEAD with either Mary Ann or Catherine
092 – Possibly Margaret ARMISTEAD with either Mary Ann or Catherine
093 - Two Women
093 – Two Women
094 - Woman
094 – Woman
095 - Woman
095 – Woman
096 - Girl
096 – Girl
110 - House X
110 – House X
111 - House X
111 – House X
112 - House X with woman and croquet hoops
112 – House X with woman and croquet hoops
130 - Unknown House Y
130 – Unknown House Y
131 - Man standing in doorway of unknown house
131 – Man standing in doorway of unknown house
132 - Old man and woman
132 – Old man and woman
133 - Two men looking over wall
133 – Two men looking over wall
134 - Man in Chair
134 – Man in Chair
135 - Half a terraced house! Three women
135 – Half a terraced house! Three women
150 - 3 men 3 women, possibly Catherine ARMISTEAD in middle, Mary Ann ARMISTEAD on right
150 – 3 men 3 women, possibly Catherine ARMISTEAD in middle, Mary Ann ARMISTEAD on right
152 - 3 men 3 women, possibly Catherine ARMISTEAD on left, William ARMISTEAD 2nd left, Mary Ann possibly right.
152 – 3 men 3 women, possibly Catherine ARMISTEAD on left, William ARMISTEAD 2nd left, Mary Ann possibly right.
154
154
155
155
157
157
160 - Long Preston (Large Group of People)
160 – Long Preston (Large Group of People)
161 - Long Preston (Large Group of People)
161 – Long Preston (Large Group of People)
180 - Three woman in greenhouse
180 – Three woman in greenhouse
181 - Possibly Richard ARMISTEAD with his sister Mary Ann, unknown other lady
181 – Possibly Richard ARMISTEAD with his sister Mary Ann, unknown other lady
182
182
183
183
184
184
200 - Ragged Hall – Where Mary Ann ARMISTEAD was born
200 – Ragged Hall – Where Mary Ann ARMISTEAD was born
201 - Mary Ann ARMISTEAD in Horse Cart
201 – Mary Ann ARMISTEAD in Horse Cart
202 - William ARMISTEAD, Mary Ann ARMISTEAD and Others
202 – William ARMISTEAD, Mary Ann ARMISTEAD and Others
203 - Two Ladies on Horses
203 – Two Ladies on Horses
210 - Either Catherine or Mary Ann ARMISTEAD
210 – Either Catherine or Mary Ann ARMISTEAD
212 - Mary Ann DELVES nee ARMISTEAD
212 – Mary Ann DELVES nee ARMISTEAD
224 - Unknown Lady with Horse (Sarah ARMISTEAD?)
224 – Unknown Lady with Horse (Sarah ARMISTEAD?)
225 - Richard & Sarah ARMISTEAD, Children, Richard Bernard, James Henry, Tom Elsworth
225 – Richard & Sarah ARMISTEAD, Children, Richard Bernard, James Henry, Tom Elsworth
226 - Sarah Ann Elizabeth ARMISTEAD nee WALKER
226 – Sarah Ann Elizabeth ARMISTEAD nee WALKER
230 - Annie DELVES nee WRATHALL and Others
230 – Annie DELVES nee WRATHALL and Others
231 - William ARMISTEAD far right. Camera & tripod on ground. Possibly Mary Ann ARMISTEAD middle.
231 – William ARMISTEAD far right. Camera & tripod on ground. Possibly Mary Ann ARMISTEAD middle.
232 - William ARMISTEAD
232 – William ARMISTEAD
233 - William ARMISTEAD (Studio Portrait)
233 – William ARMISTEAD (Studio Portrait)
234 - William ARMISTEAD (studio portrait)
234 – William ARMISTEAD (studio portrait)
280 - Jane Elizabeth ARMISTEAD nee DINSDALE married William
280 – Jane Elizabeth ARMISTEAD nee DINSDALE married William
281 - Jane Elizabeth ARMISTEAD nee DINSDALE
281 – Jane Elizabeth ARMISTEAD nee DINSDALE
282 - Possibly Jane Elizabeth ARMISTEAD nee DINSDALE
282 – Possibly Jane Elizabeth ARMISTEAD nee DINSDALE
283 - Possibly Jane Elizabeth ARMISTEAD nee DINSDALE
283 – Possibly Jane Elizabeth ARMISTEAD nee DINSDALE
284 - Jane ARMISTEAD nee DINSDALE
284 – Jane ARMISTEAD nee DINSDALE
285 - Old Lady - Possibly Jane's Mother
285 – Old Lady – Possibly Jane’s Mother
301 - George DELVES or Thomas COCKSHOTT
301 – George DELVES or Thomas COCKSHOTT
310 - Possibly ELSWORTH Sisters
310 – Possibly ELSWORTH Sisters
312 - Either Margaret ARMSTEAD  (nee ELSWORTH) or Catherine WRATHALL (nee ELSWORTH)
312 – Either Margaret ARMSTEAD (nee ELSWORTH) or Catherine WRATHALL (nee ELSWORTH)
317 - Thomas WRATHALL (Died 26 Feb 1897)
317 – Thomas WRATHALL (Died 26 Feb 1897)
331 - Thomas WRATHALL, wife Catherine and Grandson Law
331 – Thomas WRATHALL, wife Catherine and Grandson Law
400 - Elizabeth 'Bessie' CHIIPINDALE
400 – Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ CHIIPINDALE
401 - Unknown Lady
401 – Unknown Lady
403 - George DELVES (1818-1886)
403 – George DELVES (1818-1886)
404 - George DELVES
404 – George DELVES
405 - Agnes DELVES (nee CHIPPINDALE)
405 – Agnes DELVES (nee CHIPPINDALE)
406 - Agnes DELVES (nee CHIPPINDALE)
406 – Agnes DELVES (nee CHIPPINDALE)
407 - Agnes, Thomas Hirst and Edward DELVES
407 – Agnes, Thomas Hirst and Edward DELVES
408 - Thomas Hirst DELVES
408 – Thomas Hirst DELVES
410 - Thomas Hirst DELVES
410 – Thomas Hirst DELVES
411 - Agnes DELVES
411 – Agnes DELVES
413 - Edward DELVES
413 – Edward DELVES
414 - Mystery Man (Edward DELVES?)
414 – Mystery Man (Edward DELVES?)
420 - Annie WRATHALL and Thomas Hirst DELVES
420 – Annie WRATHALL and Thomas Hirst DELVES
422 - House before Lockinvar
422 – House before Lockinvar
453 - Ann DELVES (Nee WRATHALL)
453 – Ann DELVES (Nee WRATHALL)
455 - Babs DELVES
455 – Babs DELVES
456 - Babs Delves
456 – Babs Delves
469 - Madge DELVES
469 – Madge DELVES
478 - Madge and Marie DELVES
478 – Madge and Marie DELVES
485 - Madge and Marion DELVES
485 – Madge and Marion DELVES
490 - Overdale Girls School
490 – Overdale Girls School
500 - Thomas ARMISTEAD  and Family
500 – Thomas ARMISTEAD and Family
504 - Claremont High School Liverpool. School Photograph
504 – Claremont High School Liverpool. School Photograph
524 - FW DELVES
524 – FW DELVES
58 - Unknown Woman at Poplar House
58 – Unknown Woman at Poplar House
900 - Mystery Girl
900 – Mystery Girl
908 - Mystery Woman
908 – Mystery Woman
910 - Mystery woman
910 – Mystery woman
912 - Mystery woman
912 – Mystery woman
915 - Mystery two Men on a Chair
915 – Mystery two Men on a Chair
955 - Five mystery women sitting on a bench.
955 – Five mystery women sitting on a bench.