Mini Explore! Magna Carta – the road to democracy

The Explore Your Archive campaign, coordinated by The National Archives and the Archives and Records Association, is entering its third year in 2015.  The main campaign takes place in November, however, a mini campaign has been launched for June to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Magna Carta, meaning 'The Great Charter' is one … Continue reading Mini Explore! Magna Carta – the road to democracy

Potter and Co Collection: No Longer a Miscellaneous Box

In my previous post I was battling with my miscellaneous box, and was required to tackle it when it came to my attention that the collection needed restructuring. 5 hours and 94 items later, the box has been sorted through and catalogued onto CALM ready to be arranged into categories (series and subseries) during my next … Continue reading Potter and Co Collection: No Longer a Miscellaneous Box

Treasure 26: Ferodo’s imaginative advertising

This treasure is an extraordinary map of another world called Nevacantell - a world filled with motoring hazards, mitigated by brake linings manufactured in Chapel-en-le-Frith. It has been nominated by a former archivist at Derbyshire Record Office, Gary Tuson, who is now County Archivist at Norfolk Record Office. He writes: The business archive of Ferodo, … Continue reading Treasure 26: Ferodo’s imaginative advertising

Authors coming to Matlock to launch new books on Hardwick Hall and 16th-17th century Derby – and how you can get involved

The Derbyshire Record Society and the Derbyshire Victoria County History Trust are holding their Annual General Meetings at the Imperial Rooms in Matlock on Saturday 11 July. The Record Society's AGM will be at 10.30am (tea and coffee available from 9.30) and the VCH Trust's AGM will be in the afternoon. In between the two, … Continue reading Authors coming to Matlock to launch new books on Hardwick Hall and 16th-17th century Derby – and how you can get involved