The new year brings the latest round of our '50 Treasures' exhibition series. This time the wall is filled with, amongst others things, examples of Swedish folk art, 1950s newspapers cartoons, architectural plans, a photo of 'lost' arctic graves and the diaries of a Derbyshire gent - all items nominated by staff, volunteers and users … Continue reading 50 Treasures exhibition – round 5
We’ll be running our Beginner’s Guide to Copyright session at Derbyshire Record Office at 10.00 am on Tuesday 28th January. The session will help community groups and individuals understand the basic principles of Copyright law and look at how we can use works which are currently protected by copyright. What can you do? What can’t … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Copyright
This is not a directly Derbyshire post, but our followers may be interested in an exhibition in Burton-on-Trent curated by the Leonard Cheshire Archive (based in South Derbyshire). Royalty Carers and Residents, Leonard Cheshire life through the eyes of a Fleet Street photographer features the work of Norman Potter (a Fleet Street photographer who worked … Continue reading Leonard Cheshire Photographic Exhibition
I recently happened upon some material which piqued my interest: it was a small envelope of correspondence 1896-1900 relating to a former governess to Sir Vauncey Harpur Crewe's daughters at Calke Abbey, named Miss Adams, who was involved in a court case. If you've read my blog posts about Elizabeth Appleton, you'll know that governesses … Continue reading A Fraudulent Governess
Pit ponies were a vital part of the coal mining way of life. They worked just as hard as the men by pulling tubs both above and below the surface, delivering coal and many other heavy jobs that their human counterparts couldn’t. This large variety of jobs required for the horses meant that they came … Continue reading Pit Ponies at Ireland Colliery
Literary, Dramatic and Musical Works remain in copyright for: … Continue reading Did You Know?