WW1 Centenary

One hundred years ago today, Britain declared war on Germany and entered a conflict which would claim millions of lives and affect millions more.

To mark the centenary, we have an exhibition – The Last Summer – which you can come and view in the Record Office reception area until Saturday 27th September.  Looking at Derbyshire people and places, pastimes and events during the summer of 1914, it documents our county during the last few months of peace.

Buxton 1914

The Broad Walk, Buxton, 1914

(Joseph) Arthur Hodgkiss  of Baslow

(Joseph) Arthur Hodgkiss of Baslow

 

This Thursday 7th August, we are also holding an event ‘Archives Aloud: Voices from the Front’ – using letters and diaries to bring to life the voices of those who served during the First World War.

Starting at 2pm, it is free to attend but you will need to book either by e-mail (record.office@derbyshire.gov.uk) or phone (01629 538347).  You are welcome to bring your own family letters and stories to share with us too.

 

 

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