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Subject Areas:History, Archaeology, Social History, Family History
Name & Location:Mr Stephen FLINDERS Derbyshire
Contact & Website:
w: www.diannemannering.co.uk/stephen-flinders/
Subjects:Industrial History Featuring:

Catherine Crompton's Diary
In 1865 Catherine married a member of one of Derbyshire's wealthiest families.
From 1867 till 1897 she kept a diary.
But was there more to her story than first meets the eye?

The Life and Travels of Robert Bruce Napoleon Walker
(Or what do the Battle of Trafalgar, an African Princess and my wife got in common?)

Stanton - Gone But Not Forgotten (The Story of the Iron Dale).
Situated between Nottingham and Derby the works once occupied an area of over three square miles and employed upwards of 10,000 workers. This is a potted and sometimes humorous history of the Stanton Iron Works.

The History Beneath Our Feet
In 2001 a chance comment by an Ilkeston resident led to the discovery of Ilkeston's first major archaeological discovery.
Over a period of four years, members of the local history society uncovered the remains of two hitherto unknown structures and a wealth of archaeological material which provided a unique insight into the town's past.

A Taste of Tudor Ilkeston
Utilising Parish Records, Wills, Court Rolls and the oldest known map of Ilkeston (dated 1598).Gain an insight into what day to day life was like in a typical 16th Century
village.

Stanton on Film
Ever wondered how an iron works operated?
This presentation utilises film footage, some of which was taken in the 1930s, shows how one of the largest industries in Derbyshire once operated.

Stanton at War 1939-1945
Utilising remarkable film footage taken in 1943 this presentation tells the story of Stanton's contribution to armaments production during the Second World War.

OWD ILSON (or to those from further afield 'Old Ilkeston')
A light hearted introduction to the history of this ancient Derbyshire town.
Availability & Fee:Anytime£35.00
Requirements: BO, T, EClick for requirements explanation
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