Adopt A Piece of History discount extended

We’re extending the 50% off discount for our Adopt A Piece of History scheme to Thursday 14 December, so there are still two weeks left to choose that perfect gift. Our Treasures include our oldest document from 1115, a delicious Bakewell Pudding recipe from 1837, an artist’s tool roll, the Eyam Parish Register, a medieval dance notebook (as seen on the example certificate below), a railway plan and many, many more.  And each one of our other records is available for adoption via the Unique and Become a Part of History options – have a look on our catalogue and search for a place, person, date, parish, school or any subject you can think of to see what gems we hold!

Christmas delivery deadlines:

  • Thursday 14 December for Unique Certificates and Become a Part of History
  • Thursday 21 December for one of the Treasures




2 thoughts on “Adopt A Piece of History discount extended

  1. I have just discovered about the ’50 Treasures’ held by the Derbyshire Records Office. I am particularly interested in Treasure 3 ‘The Stathum Book of Hours’. My surname is Statham, and through following historical information on Morley Church I realise that this book was probably written for my ancestor John Stathum.
    So, my question. Where is this book now, and can I have a look at it? I live in Australia but will be visiting the UK in Sept 2018, and am planning to visit Derbyshire.
    Did anyone Adopt this treasure?

    • Dear Janet, the Stathum Book of Hours is here at the Record Office (our reference number D5649/1); you would be welcome to see it when you visit. The book has been digitised, so if you wanted us to send you a digital copy, that would be quite cheap – the ‘Our Services’ page on our website has details on costs and how to order. Adoptions in the Adopt A Piece of History scheme are not exclusive, but if you were to adopt this book, you would be the first person to do so. Best wishes, Lien

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