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Community heritage group exploring the Peak District through the secrets of its past...
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Peak District National Park May 1
The RAF Lancaster bomber will be returning to the Upper Derwent Valley on 16 May as part of the 75th Anniversary of the 617 Squadron ‘Dambusters’ operation. ✈️😁 Please visit before planning your visit or contacting us.
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Peak District National Park Apr 24
Today (24 April) in 1932, the Mass Trespass took place. This marked the beginning of the right-to-roam movement. Thanks to these pioneers we can now all enjoy the right to access our National Park.
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Peak In The Past Apr 21
Grindleford Bridge Post Office pictured Sep 1906 on the retirement of long-serving ‘post mistress’ Miss Hannah Kenyon (aged 73), daughter of James Kenyon (c.1793-1879), former post master there who combined his postal duties with those of village school master!
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The Anglers Rest Apr 20
The and District History group will be sharing their 'Memories of Ashopton' at the Bamford Village Institute tomorrow and Sunday from 10am to 4pm each day!
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Peak In The Past Apr 4
Wounded First World War soldiers convalescing at Lady Bower House, Derwent Valley, c1915, country residence of Arthur Wightman (1842-1924) with page from Lady Bower guestbook
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Mike Critchlow Mar 27
Wonderful detail showing birds feeding their hungry chicks - from the choir stalls of Tideswell Church (these were made by Suffolk craftsmen & designed by JD Sedding 1870s)
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Derbyshire Heritage Mar 24
Memorial plaque at Middleton by Youlgrave in memory of the crew of a Wellington bomber which crashed at Smerrill (think this was the site of a medieval village about 1 mile South)
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Mike Critchlow Mar 22
It's said - When a person claimed refuge, using this old medieval Sanctuary Knocker, the church bells would be rung to inform the people in the village. At St Anne's Baslow
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Derbyshire Heritage Mar 22
Magpie Sough a 2km drainage tunnel for Magpie mine at Sheldon discharges water into the River Wye. Dug at a cost of £14,000 - £6.3m today based on projected labour costs. Started in 1873 it took eight years to complete. I was lucky to explore it in 2006 Peak District
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Mike Critchlow Mar 22
St Martin's, at Stoney Middleton. Rebuilt in 1759, this church has an unusual octagonal nave. (build by local man James Booth, who was Paine's master mason at Chatsworth - stables, bridges, mill)
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Derbyshire Heritage Mar 15
Cromford Station opened 1849, Grade II listed waiting room built approx 1860. Sleeve art for Oasis first number one single Some Might Say was shot at Cromford Station.
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Peak In The Past Mar 13
Sheffielders outing to Middleton Dale in 1893
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Peak Cavern Mar 2
Deep in the gorge below Peveril Castle is Peak Cavern's imposing entrance chamber - the largest natural cave entrance in the British Isles.
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Peak In The Past Feb 28
Ah sorry , we may have been misinformed about that earlier pic. then.. Trying to compare with the picture provided by do you think this one might be of Edna? She was clearly very well loved by her fellow players and the Great Hucklow audience goers!
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Peak In The Past Feb 25
Lovely afternoon reminiscing about the legendary Great Hucklow Village Players 1927-1971 with one of the groups last surviving actors (now 92) here centre stage with the players leading lady Edna Raworth, grandmother of
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Mike Critchlow Feb 23
A wonderful old font, reused as a sundial - at All Saints,Youlgrave
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Peak In The Past Feb 24
Amazing the things you can discover in archives : ‘Remarkable characters in Wirksworth’ 1816 😮
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Occasionally Lost Feb 23
LATEST BLOG POST: history ancient and modern on a moorland walk above the Derwent Valley.
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Biggin Hall Hotel Feb 19
is archeological evidence of the open field farming system of the Middles Ages. Especially visible after frost or snow, is one of the counties with some well preserved examples.
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Buxton Museum Feb 12
According to folklore, there's more than one mermaid in residence around the Peak District
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