MELBOURNE HISTORICAL RESEARCH GROUP

"Where the dead come to life."

2018 Exhibition poster.


A NEW PUBLICATION

School's Out front cover.
SCHOOL'S OUT

We shall be launching this new, well-illustrated book at our exhibition on June 2 and 3 - see poster above. The book covers the life and times in the building now known as Melbourne Assembly Rooms, which closed its doors as Melbourne Secondary School 41 years ago. Former teachers and pupils have contributed greatly to this publication, which we are certain will appeal to the many Melbourne and Ticknall people who attended as well as students of architecture and the history of education in a wider geographical context. The price will be £20 per book, buyer collect. Postage and packing to destinations within the UK will be an extra £4.20 1st class or £3.70 2nd class.
School's Out inside cover.

ABOUT US

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, 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


IN MEMORIAM

'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 priced at £15, buyer collect. We are considering reprinting the book as all but two copies have been sold.
For information on his extensive research, 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.