MELBOURNE HISTORICAL RESEARCH GROUP

"Where the dead come to life."

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02 December 2016 "Melbourne at Christmas Event" - We shall be at number 7 Market Place, next door to Blatch's.

Signs on 'New Yard' 
now renamed 'Thomas Cook Close'. The Group was formed in Spring 2000 to record and research the trades, institutions and social background of Melbourne, South Derbyshire, England.

Although Melbourne is a well-preserved and attractive village, with a magnificent Norman church, the social structure has changed dramatically. Old industries have faded and ways of life are quickly changing.

Each year, one particular aspect of Melbourne's history is investigated and a travelling exhibition of the findings presented. Documents, photographs and artefacts are being used to gradually create a permanent resource in the Library at the Leisure Centre, which may be used for educational work.
You are
here
Project 1:
Clearance Areas
Project 2:
Market Gardeners
Project 3:
Pubs & Clubs
Project 4:
Before the Reservoir
Project 5:
Briggs' Diary
Project 6:
Houses & History
Records
& Books
Funding
 
Contacts
& links

ANNUAL EVENTS IN WHICH WE USUALLY PARTICIPATE


Photograph for 2016 Sports Exhibition on 11 September.

Photograph of a cricket team circa 1954 courtesy of Tel Potts. Approximate date given by Pete Clough (3rd from left, back row).
We had a display "Sports" at the opening of the new Sports Pavilion on Cockshut Lane, Melbourne, on September 11.

BOOK LAUNCH

'In Memoriam - Commemorating the Men of Melbourne who died in the Great War' 
front cover.

On 1st August 2015 we launched a new book by Adrian Earp and members of the Melbourne Historical Research Group, entitled 'In Memoriam - Commemorating the Men of Melbourne who died in The Great War'. It is available (buyer collect or delivery within Melbourne, Derbyshire, England), priced at £15. A supplement of £3.50 will be required for postage and packing to other parts of the UK.
For information on his extensive research or to order a copy of 'In Memoriam', Adrian Earp can be contacted by email.

“A POIGNANT AND BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED TRIBUTE TO OUR FALLEN PEOPLE” - Review by John Williams, printed in the Village Voice October 2015.



OUR OWN RECENT ANNUAL 2-DAY EXHIBITIONS


IDEAL GIFTS

'Condemned! A History of the Melbourne Clearance Areas' front cover.