Monthly Archives: July 2016

From ‘Akerdock Cottage’ to the Somme

We remembered the start of the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago on 1st July but the fighting went on long after that, until November, with more than 1 million men wounded or killed. There are many stories to be told … Continue reading

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Hello again…

You may have noticed that the Derbyshire Lives Through the First World War Project has been a little quiet of late. This is because the first phase of the project has now come to an end. However we are currently … Continue reading

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Hidden Strangers

Derbyshire playwright, Louise Page developed a keen interest in the effect the First World War and the spread of anti-German feeling, had on the German community at the time living in Great Britain. She was particularly interested in personal stories … Continue reading

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Battle of The Somme Remembered

1st July 2016 is the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme – acknowledged by many as the bloodiest day in the history of the British army. The battle was fought on the banks of the … Continue reading

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