Remembering Derbyshire Lives

November 11th, 2016

As autumn takes hold, Remembrance Day dawns again, when we take a few moments to remember all those who have sacrificed their lives in conflicts across the world.

The Derbyshire Lives Through the First World War project has been following and working with commemoration events across Derbyshire for the centenary of the First World War. Now as the project itself draws to a close we are working hard to leave you with a lasting memorial to the work that has gone on in the county during the centenary, and leaving something behind so that we can remember all of those personal stories and the sacrifices that Derbyshire people made during the conflict.

This website is being redesigned and will be packed with images and information on as any projects as we can feature. There will be a gallery of images from collections at the Derbyshire Record Office, an interactive timeline and help pages for anyone needing advice on how to carry out a heritage project.

A film maker is currently working to create short films on four projects as well as films shot at the Record Office giving help on subjects such as research techniques and how to put on an exhibition, all of which will be available online.

Work on a touring exhibition is currently going ahead, which will include personal stories from the front line and the home front. A launch event is planned at Chesterfield Library for early December which will display the full exhibition and include a living history performance within the library, and a family trail. The exhibition will then tour at various community venues in Derbyshire – both large and small – throughout 2017 and 2018.

We will keep you posted with details and in the meantime, if you are involved with a project that you would like to be included on the project pages of our new website, then please do get in touch. You can reach me by email at: record.office@derbyshire.gov.uk