Records suggest that the Village of Ridgeway has been in existence for more than seven hundred years. Since those early days, when it was probably deep in Sherwood Forest, Ridgeway has developed from a small hamlet into a self-contained community. Until relatively recently, the village was famous for hand-forged sickles, hooks and scythes – so vital for the agriculture of the time - and it exported these tools successfully to many parts of the world.
Informative accounts of Ridgeway’s history are to be found in the Publications area, but we are sure that a wealth of detail about Ridgeway has not yet been brought to light. An enormous amount of material has yet to be chronicled, and we feel that the village Web site could provide an effective way of carrying this out. Further information can be found on John Bennett's Ridgeway History Web site, which will be used to publish these developments as they take place.
In the Downloads folder below is the the December 1938 edition of the Ridgeway Council School's Ridge-Ways magazine. This is published with the kind permission of Mr Jerry Gott who is the present Head Teacher of the Ridgeway Primary School (the modern name of the original Council School). There is a full version of the magazine, plus an extract which you might prefer if you have a slower Internet connection. The files are in PDF format, and you will be able to download and view them from your computer. Please see the Using this site tab for further information.
The History News folder below provides background information to upcoming Village in Bloom activities which are related to Ridgeway History.
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