Thank you for visiting this website which has been set up to record the history of the village of Denton and it's surrounding parish.
The site, and its companion sites , are being expanded as and when new information comes to light and occasionally whole new sections included so it is worth revisiting the site periodically to see what has been added. - add https://sites.google.com/site/dentonhistory/ to your favourites for easy future access.
If you would like a periodic update on what extra content has been included please send your E-Mail address to brownridge1950@gmail.com and this will be arranged.
It is hoped you enjoy what is here to date and should you have any contributions or comment of your own they will be most welcome as will photographs. These will be copied and returned immediately.
There are 6 other websites each of which has its own web address although each can now be accessed by the links below 

  * DENTON IN PICTURES has a considerable number of  photographs of a wide range of age and subject matter. In most cases brief explanatory notes are included.

* ERIC CARR was a long term Denton resident and keen photographer and on his death he left over 100 images of Denton which make up this section.To visit click on https://picasaweb.google.com/brownridge1950/EricCarrSPictures?authkey=Gv1sRgCOba5fH6__rgLg

*A MOVE TO DENTON is a collection of photos taken by John & Margaret Clemow charting the progress of the building of their new house in Northampton Road in 1962/3   to visit click on link  https://sites.google.com/site/amovetodenton/ 

* THE RED LION DENTON -A VILLAGE PUB -charts the known history of Denton's only remaining pub

* DENTON IN THE NEWS offers snippets from the Mercury and Herald, one of the world's oldest newspapers, extracts relating to Denton give an insight into social history as long ago as 1799.

Also included is a copy of the Denton Newsletter from Summer 1986 - this was a relatively short lived publication but now, nearly 30 years on' gives a very interesting memory stir for those living in Denton at the time 
The link to this site is https://sites.google.com/site/dentoninthenews/

 Val Matthews has worked over the years at the complicated task of transcribing Wills of Denton residents from old English. Most date from the 17th Century and are a fascinating insight into life around 300 years ago - what they valued then is very different to what we regard as important now.