General Queries

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General Information and Queries about the Village of Colton.

For queries about families and individuals please use the other page and select under the appropriate initial letter for the surname. This way others can navigate more easily.

War Memorial

The Village War Memorial

Education in Colton

General information about education in Colton and extracts from the school log book.

Pictures of classes and visits by the pupils of St Mary's school over the last 100 years or so.

Employment in Colton

Information about employment in Colton and the surrounding area.

Employment, Farming, Glass Making, Mills, Steam and the Canal.

Maps and Notable Buildings

Maps of Colton and the surrounding area

Notable Buildings in Colton

St Mary's Church


Archaeological Survey and Dig in Colton

Archaeological Survey of Colton

Archaeological Dig in Colton

The Time Capsule Project

Time Capsule Project due for completion Autumn 2009

WWII Plane Crash in Colton July 1944

Email from Gary Shore of Sheffield.

On the 20th July 1944 my father-in-law, Flt.Sgt Ronald Turner was flying from RAF Hixon when the aircraft no. DK280 developed a fault and crash landed in a field next to Bowey Hall Farm. He is now 89 years of age and wondered if there are any records of this or photographs in your archives? Click headline above for more details.

The School Clock Restoration

Photo's of the restoration of the Old School Clock.