MELBOURNE HISTORICAL RESEARCH GROUP

"Where the dead come to life."

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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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ANNUAL EXHIBITION AND BOOK LAUNCH 1st & 2nd AUGUST 2015

'In Memoriam - Commemorating the Men of Melbourne who died in the Great War' 
front cover.

The group's exhibition this year will take place on 1st and 2nd August 2015, 10am-5pm, in the Main Hall and Lounge of Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High Street. The subject of the exhibition will be: 'Melbourne People of Note' and we shall also be launching a new book by Adrian Earp and members of the Melbourne Historical Research Group, entitled 'In Memoriam - Commemorating the Men of Melbourne who died in The Great War'. It will be available (buyer collect or delivery within Melbourne, Derbyshire, England) to our Patrons and at this exhibition, priced at 15 (normal price 17.50). A supplement of 3.50 will be required for postage and packing.
For information on his extensive research or to pre-order a copy of 'In Memoriam', Adrian Earp can be contacted by email.

OTHER ANNUAL EVENTS IN WHICH WE USUALLY PARTICIPATE


OUR OWN RECENT ANNUAL 2-DAY EXHIBITIONS


IDEAL GIFTS

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