Record Office goes medieval….an update

As promised here are some photographs of our day at the Chesterfield 750 celebration which took place last Sunday.  Staff from the record office were there as members of the fictitious Guild of Record Keepers and were joined by colleagues from Chesterfield Library, who formed the Guild of Books and Reading.

We certainly won the prize for the youngest Guild member….6 month old Alex, son of our Assistant Conservator Clare, joined in and stole the show!

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The event was a real success and lots of people came along to see the activities which included sword fighting displays, medieval music and birds of prey.

We took along lots of information on our collections, including copies of medieval Borough of Chesterfield deeds, some dating from the 13th century.  Our activity sheets and family crests to colour in went down particularly well with young visitors!







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