Preserving Your Past at DRO tomorrow

As part of the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site Discovery Days festival, I will be holding a talk at the Record Office tomorrow to explain how you can protect your family’s photographs, letters, diaries, etc. so they will survive to be enjoyed by generations to come.  You’re welcome to stay on after the talk for individual advice.

Place: Derbyshire Record Office, Matlock

Date: Tuesday 25 October

Time: 2pm to 3.30pm

There are still a few places available; the event is free, but booking is essential – call the Discovery Days booking number,  01629 536831.

Come along and prevent your precious memories being destroyed by insects or mould:

insect-damage       silverfish-damage-photograph


More creativity at Belper Library as part of Discovery Days

As part of this year’s Discovery Days, children and parents came to Belper Library to re-create their family trees – find out about the last few days of events as part of the Discovery Days festival at

Discovery Days Festival – Preserving Old Photographs and Documents

This Autumn the Record Office will be taking part in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site ‘Discovery Days’.

Our Conservation team will be running two drop in sessions during the festival:

Tuesday 30th Oct at Belper Library and Thursday 1st November at Wirksworth Library.

 All welcome – no need to book – just come along, 9.30am-1.00pm, and find out about how to care for your own precious documents and photographs at home, and how to recognise old photographic techniques. Bring along your own documents and photographs for individual advice.