Polaroid Frame

In Memory of

Dennis Edwards

A wonderful unassuming old fashioned farmer who will be greatly missed by all you met him.


Dennis' story

Born on 8th June 1930 in Melbourne Derbyshire to Walter and Doris Edwards, Dennis was the eldest child followed 3 years later by Maureen. Dennis’s whole life he lived between Pool Farm and Tutholme (previously Keldholme) Working with his father while growing up and once left school, he joined Young Farmers where he met Shirley. He would pick her up and take her to Young Farmers meetings. Whilst growing up Dennis had a milk round before school. He would load the glass bottles up into bags and carry them on the handlebars of his bike. Delivering to High Street and around the Market Place on his first visit, and then around Church Street and Church Square on his second visit. In those days there was no farm driveway in Woodhouses, he would use the track around the old quarry in the intake, and out by the pool weir. Dennis was quite the horseman and before he could legally drive would often ride his pony over to Willington, to his cousin Shirley’s, bed down there the night, and they would both ride to whichever show or gymkana they were going to. Dennis attended Bemrose School in Derby and each morning, after the milk deliveries, would cycle down to John Wall’s garage to leave his bike and catch the bus into Derby. On one particular day it was raining hard and his brakes failed; as he came down High Street, he tried to brake, which failed, and he ended up running into the now Birds shop with his leg cut and a damaged bike. At this point he decided he wasn’t going to school and went home for the day. Following the 1st world war his father came to tenant Pool Farm where the young Dennis would willingly drive the tractors and help around the farm. Unfortunately his father died at an early age and his mother Doris and he, took on the tenancy of the farm. He always said he was surprised that the Estate allowed him to do this at an early age, he was only On 11 November 1956 Shirley and Dennis were married at Melbourne Church and made their home at Woodhouses. The following year Pat was born and then 2 years later Nigel joined the family.

Remembered by Jayne Edwards

QR Code
Download QR Code
Share with:

Total Raised


Remember Dennis Edwards and create a sycamore tribute

Donate today

14 people have honoured Dennis Edwards

Include a gift in your will

What is this?
0 people have pledged in memory of Dennis Edwards

What is a gift in your will?

Legacies, also known as gifts in Wills, have a profound impact on our charity, funding 1 in 7 of our lifesaving missions. Legacies are another way in which you can honour a loved one’s memory and that gift allows their memory to live on long into the future, allowing us to save lives of future generations in their name. If you have included such a special gift in your Will, you can now show that on your loved one’s page with a pledge, or you can request to learn more about legacies with our free Gifts in Wills Guide.

Dennis Edwards's Tributes

  • Donated in memory of Dennis
    Donated by G Barker
  • £10.00
    Donated by Philip & Julie Redfern
  • £40.00
    Donated by The Barnetts
  • £10.00
    Donated by Gill & Terry Weston
  • £10.00
    Donated by Ken & Heather Atkin
  • £10.00
    Donated by Bill & Jean Kirkham
  • £5.00
    Donated by David & Ann Ede
  • £10.00
    Donated by Viv Hallifield
  • £26.00
    Donated by The Laban Family
  • £10.00
    Donated by Glyn & Mary Redfern
  • Anonymous donations from the funeral service. Thank you so much.
    Donated by Anonymous Donations from the funeral service
  • £10.00
    Donated by Sue Fletcher
  • £10.00
    Donated by Pat Mellor
  • I will always remember and treasure the fond memories of having you as an uncle and the time spent with you on the farm.
    Donated by Neil Mellor

You're Supporting

Your Local Air Ambulance

Set up a tribute