In November Derbyshire Record Office will be taking part in the very first Explore Your Archive week. The campaign, led by The National Archives and The Archives and Records Association, is designed to raise awareness of archives and their value to society. From 16th to 23rd November we will be hosting a series of exciting … Continue reading Archi’ve Explored at Derbyshire Record Office!
You may remember that back in July, the Record Office hosted Will for a two week work placement. We also were pleased to welcome Emily for two weeks from the end of June. Here she tells us about her experience For my work experience, I knew that I wanted to go to somewhere that focuses … Continue reading “My experience”, by Emily from Highfields School
You may remember (how could you forget?) our blogpost about Bryan Donkin back in June: https://recordoffice.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/bryan-donkin-article-the-tin-can/ It was just a link to a BBC web article about Bryan Donkin's invention of the tin can, but I did also point out that Donkin's experimental work on this is recorded in his series of diaries (D5029/1), held here. … Continue reading Bryan Donkin on the BBC
From the Derby Mercury, 14th October 1896: By the 5.30 slow train on Saturday, Buxton to Manchester, was a passenger named Ralph Belfield, who lives at Dove Holes, but belongs to Burbage. His intention was to alight at Dove Holes, but it is supposed he fell asleep, and did not wake up until just past … Continue reading On This Day: ‘Mad Leap From A Buxton Train’
Have you ever thought about writing your life story? Then come along to our Life Story Writing Workshop with author Chrissie Hall. Monday 21 October 2013 10am – 4pm Derbyshire Record Office We’ll help you plan, write, and organise a unique record of your life and times. Inspiring you to dig deep, capturing memories and … Continue reading Life Story Writing Workshop with Chrissie Hall
As you may know, we are beavering away at the job of getting all of the lists that describe our archive holdings into our online catalogue, so that people can find out about our collections from home. We still haven't finished - but we have dealt with the most notable omission from the database, viz. … Continue reading D2375 Harpur Crewe archive list now online