A Week’s Work Experience at Derbyshire Record Office

Posted on behalf of James Slinn of Matlock, who volunteered between 1st and 5th July 2019. Work experience this week has been enjoyable. I have gained a lot of knowledge and experience about the archives, ordering, locating, retrieving, issuing documents, and conservation work. On the first day, I had an introduction and tour of the … Continue reading A Week’s Work Experience at Derbyshire Record Office

Discovering Franklin: a talk on Wednesday 31 July

Neil Bettridge, Archivist for the Discovering Franklin Project, will be giving a talk on the explorer Sir John Franklin  at the Derbyshire Record Office on Wednesday 31st July at 2.00pm. Franklin's life was an extraordinary one by any standards, and Neil will be attempting to do justice to it, illustrating it with many visual images of documents from … Continue reading Discovering Franklin: a talk on Wednesday 31 July

Derbyshire Noir crime fiction festival

Derbyshire Arts Service and Derbyshire Libraries are holding their first ever Derbyshire Noir Book Festival 2019! A one-day crime festival for readers and writers. The event will be held at Chesterfield Library on Saturday 17th August. The fantastic line up of authors and speakers include Stephen Booth, Roz Watkins, Sarah Ward, Jo Jakeman, Sophie Draper, Andrew Lowe, … Continue reading Derbyshire Noir crime fiction festival

Discovering objects

Our crowdfunding campaign for packaging the objects from our Franklin collection has reached its £1000 target! A huge thank you to everyone who has donated - your support is much appreciated. The Franklin objects have made us realise that we have other fabulous, exciting - and sometimes downright strange - objects in some of our … Continue reading Discovering objects