Derbyshire Record Office is saddened to hear of the death of David Hey, a historian of great significance for our county and much further afield. David was known for his methodical approach to research and for producing truly readable scholarly writing, and he provided encouragement and guidance for those taking their first steps in local history. He was also, we are pleased to say, a regular user of our services.
There are over 60 copies of his landmark text, Derbyshire: A History (2008) noted in the Derbyshire Libraries catalogue. Users of the e-books service will be pleased to learn that his 2014 work “A History of the Peak District Moors” is available to borrow, as is the Oxford Companion to Family and Local History (2010) of which David was the editor.
David Hey’s obituary in the Guardian is well worth reading.