Here is the recipe for a Bakewell Pudding discovered in the recipe book of Clara Palmer-Morewood, one time resident of Alfreton Hall. Dated as it is in 1837 it is possibly the first ever documented version of the almond dessert which local legend claims was invented by accident in the 1860s. Why not have a go at making the … Continue reading Early Bakewell Pudding Recipe
A search room regular concurs with our manager's view that this little fellow is a chaffinch.
A very insistent little bird is pecking away at one of the search room windows, clearly intrigued as to what is going on inside.
was born George Canning, future Prime Minister. In the first sketch by Derbyshire-born artist and caricaturist, George Murgatroyd Woodward, entitled "Naughty Boys giving in their Resignations", Canning on the left and Castlereagh on the right, bow to the King in the centre, while handing in their resignations. George III protests: "What, what, going to shoot one … Continue reading On this day in 1770…
Phew! Well, that's the Radio Derby bit done with - it always gives me a minor case of the heeby-jeebies. As I think Aleena said after I had finished talking to her, Hydranthea later went by her middle name of Brenda (as you can see from the 1901 census), which is what I would have … Continue reading Hydranthea Brenda