Celebrating cultural diversity

Yesterday I attended a fantastic event at County Hall (headquarters for Derbyshire County Council) here in Matlock. The event - Celebrating Cultural Diversity – was co-hosted by Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire’s black and minority ethnic (BME) communities. Over 130 staff came along, joined by around 50 residents from Derbyshire’s BME communities. I went along … Continue reading Celebrating cultural diversity

Archives at the Abbey: 1 (un)stately home, 4 boxes, 8 hours, 600 visitors (well almost)

It was the busiest weekend I think we have ever had for staff from the record office, you have already heard about how we popped up at the Wirksworth Festival, which sounded amazing. I couldn't make it along myself as I went along to Calke Abbey, home of the Harpur-Crewe family, with a small selection … Continue reading Archives at the Abbey: 1 (un)stately home, 4 boxes, 8 hours, 600 visitors (well almost)

Wondering and wandering in Wirksworth – we ‘popped up’ and how!

The Amazing Pop Up Archives Project did what it says on the tin and 'popped up' at this year's Wirksworth Festival. Our bunting clad tents graced the glorious setting of the rectory lawn (many thanks to the wonderful Reverend David Truby !) and played host to a multitude of activities on the Saturday and Sunday of the Trails weekend. … Continue reading Wondering and wandering in Wirksworth – we ‘popped up’ and how!

Heading back to the Abbey

Specially selected items from the Harpur-Crewe family archive, held at the record office, will return home to Calke Abbey this weekend. Its actually our second visit, following a fantastically successful event this time last year, which saw nearly 300 people view our collections. Visitors to the National Trust property can view original records of those … Continue reading Heading back to the Abbey