Monthly Archives: November 2014

Home Secretary Visits the National Sikh Museum

The National Sikh Museum, Derby has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exhibition which commemorates the Sikh soldiers who fought for Britain in the First World War and explains the role they played in the conflict. Home … Continue reading

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Courage of Conscience

The Propeace group, Chesterfield has been awarded £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake their project Courage of Conscience which will uncover and celebrate the stories of Derbyshire conscientious objectors and their families. As a first phase of the … Continue reading

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Wyver Lane Firing Range

Built around 1890, Belper’s Wyver Lane firing range wall was later used to train men for the First World War. It was used by many regiments to prepare for action as it was a very long range, possibly the longest … Continue reading

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Derbyshire Practice Trenches

If you were listening to Radio Derby this week you will know that some First World War practice trenches were discovered in the Goyt Valley, Buxton. Practice trenches such as these would have been across the country, but no real … Continue reading

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