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The Wonders of the Peak

Derbyshire County Council has sent the following information:

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery launches Wonders of the Peak
A brand new gallery and digital experience is set to open at our Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

Wonders of the Peak − a journey through time and place − houses the museum’s collection of 1,200 Peak District artefacts collected over 125 years. The Wonder of the Peak website (opens in a new window) allows people to explore the collection digitally while visiting the Peak District, or from the comfort of their own home, or the library, using their smartphone, tablet or computer.
More than 75 volunteers were instrumental in the project. Their contribution included testing the digital content, collecting oral histories, laying out new displays and conserving and documenting artefacts. (more…)

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In the News……..

125 Years Ago 

22 July 1892 Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal

1892 Jul 22 DA&J

23 July 1892 Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald

1892 July 23 Dernys Times & C'field

There isn’t a Dakin living in the Parwich part of Pikehall in 1891. Does anyone recognise the property from the description of the lake?

30 July 1892 Liverpool Mercury

1892 Jul 30 L'Pool Mercury

Advertised in the Country and Seaside Apartments section of the paper. Judging by the number of servants in the Smith household in 1891 I suspect they may have lived in Alsop Hall. Could this then be Manor Farm house?

Not in the News……. Parwich Cricket Team 30 years Ago. July 1987

Can you name these stalwart players?

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In the News……

100 Years Ago

Derbyshire Advertiser 22 June 1917

1917 22 Jun Derbys Ad Twigge duck

Although no-one would want to see cruelty to a duck it does seem surreal that while many young men were being slaughtered in France, a case of cruelty to a duck is being taken to court back home. Although James Twigge is not an uncommon name at that time, it is likely to be the James Twigge who later farmed with his brother Ernest at Station Road Farm.  George Slater was the postman (with one arm) who was living in Shaw Lane in 1911 and then lived in the one up one down house in The Square . Frank Gibbs is likely to be the uncle to Len Gibbs of Lenscliffe and Mary Ellen Rodgers the wife of George Herbert Rodgers who many will know kept the greengrocers at Mount Pleasant.

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In the News…..Is this Wakes?

1814 Swindell Wakes Alsop1814 Swindell Wakes Alsop 2

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The Old Parwich Church

Thank you to Martin C for this photograph of the old Parwich Church which was demolished and replaced by the existing church in 1872/73.

Old Parwich Church 1

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Bradbourne History Talk

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 – Local History Group 

Jean Yates will be coming up from Dunstable to give a talk on the medieval connection Bradbourne and local villages had with Dunstable Priory.

Begin at 7.30pm at Bradbourne Church Hall

Entry £3 per person (include Refreshments)


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Thank you to Karen Watson (nee Steeples) who has shared this newspaper cutting with us. It is from the Ashbourne Telegraph December 1970 and records the retirement of Mr Fearn. Karen is on the photo and is easily identified! Can anyone identify the other children? I think I have spotted Janet Bainbridge (nee Goldstraw).

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