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Derbyshire: Local history books are first series in a century

Victoria County History, Derbyshire Volume III, covers Bolsover, Barlborough, Clowne, Elmton, Creswell and Whitwell

Victoria County History, Derbyshire Volume III, covers Bolsover, Barlborough, Clowne, Elmton, Creswell and Whitwell

Local and family history buffs are invited to celebrate the latest publication in a series of books on Derbyshire’s history, more than 100 years after the last volume.

Victoria County History - Derbyshire Volume III covers Barlborough, Clowne, Elmton, Creswell, Whitwell and Bolsover.

The books are an encyclopaedic record of England’s places and people from earliest times to the present day.

It is written by historians working across each county and is considered the greatest publishing project in English local history.

Founded in 1899 it was originally dedicated to Queen Victoria but was recently rededicated to the current Queen for her Diamond Jubilee.

Derbyshire Volume III will be officially launched at a free event on Saturday 12th April from 10.15am at Clowne Heritage High School.

It will be followed by the prestigious Marc Fitch Fund lecture, held for the first time ever in Derbyshire. Professor David Hey will talk on Derbyshire surnames.

Admission is free but attendees should to book on 07775 780045 or email membership@derbyshirevch.org by 4th April. There is plenty of parking at the school. Refreshments available.

 

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