During visit to the Record Office in February 2012
After featuring Derbyshire archives in the first series of Restoration Home last year, the team from Endemol returned to the record office earlier this year to film original records for tonight’s episode exploring the history of The Elms in North Wingfield. The show’s two historians Kate Williams (pictured) and Kieran Long examined including a tithe map and apportionment for the area, a parish register showing the baptism of a former owner, and their will.
The Elms episode will air tonight on BBC 2 at 7pm, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01llg8c for more information.
Last week a film crew and two presenters from BBC TV’s ‘Restoration Home’ – Dr Kate Williams, and Kieran Long – braved the snow to spend the day here, filming records that tell the story of ‘The Elms’ in North Wingfield.
Our temporary premises at The Creche are much smaller than our own building in New Street, so we let the film crew take over the searchroom for the day, and huddled ourselves in our small office space. It made for a strange work day, but it was nice to see the crew back again – they’re becoming old friends, as they came here last year for the programme on Stoke Hall in Calver.
We’re excited to see the result when the new series of ‘Restoration Home’ is broadcast this summer!
One of the forthcoming episodes of the BBC’s Restoration Home is based on research done at Derbyshire Record Office. The programme, to be broadcast on 19th July (BBC2, 8pm), focuses on the fight save Stoke Hall, in Calver.
For more information about the programme, click here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/tv/2011/wk29/tue.shtml#tue_restoration