In conversation with Maggie O’Farrell

Our friends at Derbyshire Libraries are hosting an online conversation with acclaimed author Maggie O'Farrell on Thursday 15 April at 7.00pm. Maggie’s latest award winning novel Hamnet captures a Jacobean England haunted by a plague that tragically kills Hamnet, the only son of William Shakespeare. In reimagining the complex relationship between Hamnet’s parents as the … Continue reading In conversation with Maggie O’Farrell

Dr Frank Miller Bingham: Former Blackwell Colliery Company Doctor

Have you ever found yourself in a research rabbit hole? The kind where you start researching something else and then you end up finding a rather interesting tangent that was related to the original idea? I find myself often doing that, but this time I felt the need to share this one, especially as today … Continue reading Dr Frank Miller Bingham: Former Blackwell Colliery Company Doctor

Bit Part Players from The Dig — Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Derbyshire Museums Manager Ros Westwood reveals the connections between Buxton and Sutton Hoo: Have you had a chance to catch the recent film The Dig, which tells the story of the discovery of the Sutton Hoo treasure? Catch the film on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/81167887  – you’ll enjoy it, I am sure, and learn more at the […]Bit … Continue reading Bit Part Players from The Dig — Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Female Clerks in the Wage Agreement for Derbyshire Collieries, May 1937

Wages have always been a bone of contention in the mining industry. Many miners throughout the ages have believed that they were underpaid for the type of dangerous work that they did. In earlier times, wages were set by the individual colliery owners. This all changed from the 1880s when the Derbyshire Miners’ Association was … Continue reading Female Clerks in the Wage Agreement for Derbyshire Collieries, May 1937