We are pleased to announce the 1918 Absent Voters Lists have now been cleaned and digitised! Here’s how we did it…
With the anniversary of the start of World War I upon us, like many heritage institutions around the country, the Conservation Team at Derbyshire Record Office have been working to preserve and conserve documents from the first world war era. Particular priority has been given to those documents which will be used the most by the public, and at the moment we have decided to work on electoral registers from the period 1914-1919. Continue reading
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (01629 538347). You are welcome to bring your own family letters and stories to share with us too.