Month: July 2022

Ghostly figures shed light on women’s work at the pit

The ghostly figures, in our first photograph in this blog, shed some light on a now forgotten aspect of coal mining – women’s work on the pit top. At first we thought that these rare photographs (published here for the first time) might have been taken in the north eastern part of Derbyshire, possibly at …

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Seizing Derbyshire church goods in 1553 – new book to be published

Our sister organisation, the Derbyshire Record Society (DRS) is publishing a new book Church Goods in Derbyshire 1552-1553, edited by Richard Clark About the book The book is concerned with the national seizure of church goods in 1553, one of the major dispossession of ecclesiastical assets during the English Reformation. It contains the surviving documents relating to …

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