Derwent Valley Mills celebrations in Belper

This Saturday, 11 March, the Derwent Valley Mills celebrates fifteen years of recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Between 11 am and 4 pm there will be all kinds of events at the Strutts Centre in Belper, including children’s activities, guided walks, talks, and stalls from forty heritage organisations.  We’ll be there with our stall, giving advice on how to use original records for your research and how to look after the old family photographs, letters and books we all have tucked away in a drawer or a box somewhere.


We hope to see you on Saturday!


Women Workers and the Trade Unions

Talk poster

Derbyshire Record Office will shortly be starting a two year project to catalogue the archive of a major local trade union.  If you’re interested in trade unions and/or women workers, then head to the Nottingham Mechanics Institute on Saturday 3 October at 2pm for what looks like a fascinating talk.  And watch this space for more news about our upcoming project – we’ll be giving out more information in the next couple of months…