In The Archives

It’s been a busy week for us! We’ve just had a meeting with the team who will be supporting us with creating engaging heritage interpretation – Headland Design.

Volunteers also had an interesting afternoon at Derbyshire Record Office with an introduction to managing archival records. In fact, we recently found a mention of the gasworks in the Derby Daily Telegraph, 8th September 1932 – the year the gasworks were closed down.

‘The gasworks were erected 58 years ago by Messrs. Thos. Crump, Friargate, Derby, and it speaks well for their workmanship that the iron work gave good service up to the last.

The electric supply comes from the Notts and Derby Company, and was switched on last week to the bulk of the houses in this up-to-date village, which has a population of about 400.’