Sir John Franklin: Fabled Arctic ship found

You may have seen in the news that a team from Canada believe they have discovered one of the ships from the lost Franklin expedition - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29131757 Franklin was one of the outstanding explorers of the early 19th century, but it was the Admiral's tragic end that earned him iconic status. As a young midshipman, … Continue reading Sir John Franklin: Fabled Arctic ship found

Matlock Almanacks

The Local Studies Library at Derbyshire Record Office has recently acquired 17 old Hodgkinson's Almanacks for Matlock, dating from between 1893 and 1944. Full of fascinating old advertisements and local information, and including some examples from both world wars. Sue Peach, Local Studies Librarian