Finding Derbyshire Business archives

A guide to finding the archives of Derbyshire businesses. Derbyshire Record Office holds nearly 1000 collections for businesses and trades across the county and city of Derby, primarily for the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, although some date as early as the 16th century.  Amongst the largest of these collections are: D1851 Bryan Donkin and … Continue reading Finding Derbyshire Business archives

One book, three centuries: Derby Canal Company minutes arrive

We have just received a single volume containing Derby Canal Company minutes from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  As you can see from these pictures, they start with the inaugural "General Assembly" in 1793, and end with the 150th such assembly in 1940.  Just for good measure, we have included shots of the meetings held 100 … Continue reading One book, three centuries: Derby Canal Company minutes arrive