Lot Heappey (1889–1922)


Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 201036

5th Battalion

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Lot was born in 1889 and worked in the limestone quarry. Before the war he was groundsman for Crich Town Football Club. He died in 1922 aged thirty-three.
He enlisted in 5th battalion circa Dec 1915 [Steve Morse]

Newspaper report

Derbyshire Courier 13 August 1913
That nothing succeeds like success is being verified by the Town club who are launching out in the fields hitherto untrodden. This season sees the Premier team competing in the preliminary stages of the English Cup Competition and the match at Crich is, when the homesters oppose Gresley Colliery in the first round, will arouse great enthusiasm. Although losing the services of the speedy right winger Vernon Bowmer, who was signed for Chesterfield Town, the team can still claim the title of the "Bowmer" team. As John, in goal, Thomas and the old warhorse Sam at the back, with Ernest and John at halfback will still be prominent figures in the eleven. Although last season's players are P. S. Smith, Walter Smith, Jos. Leafe (who is again to be skipper), Francis Brumwell (vice captain), G. Bollington, The and F. Dawes and Henry Holmes. New players include W. Hunt (South Wingfield) Jas. Holmes (late Ripley Town), and A. Rawlings (Derby), while several more are on view. The officials are: President, Mr Maurice Deacon; committee Messrs. D.P. Hawkes (chairman), S.Holmes, Hy. Wardle, H. Taylor, J. Bingham, J. Whetton, G. Brumwell, H. Burrows, J. Buckley, S. Beresford, A. Nash, W. R. Clayton and P. S.Smith. Mr Geo. Housley, who ably carried out the secretarial duties last season, again fulfilled the office. The headquarters are at the Cliff Inn and the ground which has been strongly fenced is the Cliff Lane Field the club colours are black and white.
The first home match is on September 6th when Hanging Bridge are visitors. Mr Lot Heappey has been appointed groundsmen. The secretary states that in numerous instances the subscriptions have been doubled from last year and the outlook bespeaks a prosperous season.

Lot Heappey's three brothers Andrew Heappey, Ernest Heappey and Jesse Heappey are also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Town End, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Heappey Head 58 General labourer Codsall
Sarah Heappey wife 55   Crich
Robert Heappey son 23 Limestone quarryman Crich
Ernest Heappey son 19 Limestone quarryman Crich
Jesse A Heappey son 17 Limestone quarryman Crich
Andrew Heappey son 14 Limestone quarryman Crich
Lot Heappey son 11 School Crich
Maurice Taylor grandson 6   Crich

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1911: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Heappey Head (wdwr) 66   Whatstandwell
Ernest Heappey son 29 Out of work Whatstandwell
Jesse Heappey son 27 Limestone quarryman Whatstandwell
Lot Heappey son 26 Limestone quarryman Whatstandwell
Morace Taylor grandson 16 Limestone quarryman Crich

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