‘Geological resources at the Derbyshire Record Office’ by Jack O’Brien

Jack, 16, from Chesterfield has spent the last two months on work placement with the Record Office, and stemming from his interest in geology has investigated the archive and local studies collection available and kindly produced this guide, for which we are very grateful. White Watson White Watson was by profession a sculptor, marble worker … Continue reading ‘Geological resources at the Derbyshire Record Office’ by Jack O’Brien

On This Day: ‘Man Killed In A Lead Mine’; ‘A Candidate For Transportation’

From the Derby Mercury, 16th December 1857: Man Killed In A Lead Mine On Friday last, a poor man named Thos. Thorpe, went from his cottage at Bonsall, to Mr. Greaves', Cliff-house, Matlock, to beg a handful of mint, and not returning on that night or the next, his wife and family became seriously alarmed … Continue reading On This Day: ‘Man Killed In A Lead Mine’; ‘A Candidate For Transportation’

On this Day: ‘The Week’s Sports’

From the Alfreton and Belper Journal, 2nd December 1892: The Week's Sports The football shown on Saturday by the different clubs was surprising and goes to show that football (like cricket) is a game upon which you cannot place much confidence as to the results, as the different matches lately played tend to show... ...Last Saturday … Continue reading On this Day: ‘The Week’s Sports’