We like to bring you news of research discoveries as and when they happen; this discovery was made in our search room about two hours ago, by Matthew Pawelski. OK, actually, it’s not a discovery per se, having been published in various forms before (e.g. Lynn Willies' article in the Bulletin of the Peak District … Continue reading Women leadminers
A number of people have indicated that they were be able to attend the talk on Wednesday 9th July but have expressed an interest in obtaining notes about it. I am hoping that I will be able to put an edited version of the talk on our website, possibly with images of some of the … Continue reading Manorial Records talk update
Hello everyone, It's been 18 weeks since we installed the new version of our catalogue. That isn't traditionally regarded as a significant anniversary, I know, but it's probably long enough to allow for reflection on progress to date. We would love to hear your opinions. Is the new catalogue better than its predecessor? What do … Continue reading What do you think of our catalogue?
This week I went to the record office for my year 10 work experience. I had an excellent time as it was extremely interesting and informative, and I learnt a lot. During my placement I took part in a range of activities such as , working in the search room , finding documents in the … Continue reading Work experience at the Record office
On 10th July 2014, Matlock was greeted with an old face which was a surprise to many as she hasn’t visited for around 2o years. So who could this old face be? Well only the Queen herself. Her Majesty arrived in Matlock on Thursday 10th July by train and is visiting Lea Mills and Chatsworth … Continue reading Queen Elizabeth II visits Matlock
Hi, Our names are Harriet and Emily and we completed our Year 10 work experience at the Derbyshire Record Office this summer. We have done so many different things that we never thought we’d have a chance to do and have enjoyed every minute of them! We’ve had a go at everything that the Record … Continue reading Our week at the Record Office, by Emily and Harriet
We are very pleased to be able to soon be having our school admission registers and log books digitised as part in a national project which will ultimately make the digital versions available via the Find My Past website. The project, organised by the Archives and Records Association on behalf of archive and record offices across the … Continue reading New Digitisation Project – School Records