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 who lived and worked at Calke. We are taking a fascinating selection of records with us, including family letters and diaries, photograph albums, tenant’s registers, maps and one of the oldest documents in the collection – a deed dating from the 12th century.
Our staff will be based in the Learning Room and will be on hand to talk to visitors about these historic documents and offer advice and information about the work of the record office and the services we offer.
So, if your family has links to Derbyshire come along to Calke and find about the kind of information you can access for free at our office in Matlock.
We’ll be there on Saturday 10 September and Sunday 11 September from 12pm-4pm.
The mansion house will also be open to visitors. Our event is free but please see the Calke Abbey website (below) for admission charges to the house.
For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey or telephone Calke Abbey on 01332 863822.
Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE