MELBOURNE HISTORICAL RESEARCH GROUP

"Where the dead come to life."

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 at the Leisure Centre, which may be used for educational work.
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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
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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & A REQUEST

ANNUAL EVENTS IN WHICH WE USUALLY PARTICIPATE

RECORDS


OUR OWN RECENT ANNUAL 2-DAY EXHIBITIONS


IDEAL GIFTS

'Condemned! A History of the Melbourne Clearance Areas' front cover.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Detail of plaque on Thomas Cook's birthplace. 
Photograph courtesy of Roy Dunnicliff.   Plaque on Thomas Cook's birthplace. 
Photograph courtesy of Roy Dunnicliff.

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