Written by Derby Heritage Forum Members
history of MARKEATON and MACKWORTH - FROM MEARCA TO
CLARK-MAXWELL - ISBN 1 85983 503 1.
The most comprehensive work available on the history of Mackworth and
Markeaton which includes the present incumbent of the Lordship of
the Manor. A detailed study with many unique photographs and
documents makes this book an important contribution to the historical
records of Derby.
First published in 2006
Breedon Book Company Limited, Breedon house, 3 The Parker Centre,
Derby, DE21 4SZ and available from all good local book shops.
Priced at £12.99 it
over 150 archive photographs and contains 188 pages.
Rivers of Time. An investigation into the role played by the Derwent
and Trent rivers in shaping the history of Derby, Nottingham and other
towns on the flood plains - ISBN 0 95306037-3 -
New Price £4.00
controversial investigation into the evidence of historic water levels
in and around the City of Derby
which questions the validity of previous historians in determining the
development of the town since the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons.
The Viking influence is
also examined as is the belief that it was they who changed the name of
An examination of spelling examples suggests that the Viking name was
recorded in "Old English" and that this may have led to some confusion
regarding the interpretation
The book is on sale from the author. See Email Contact List for details.
Follow this link for a further review.The Rivers of Time
Man-Made Global Warming Debate and Historical Contradictions
- ISBN 0 9530603-8-2 - Price £3.50
This A5 book of just 43 pages is a follow-up to The
Rivers of Time with another answer to the question
of, “Where did the water go”? This book challenges the accepted
thinking that temperatures, and therefore sea levels, are higher today
than at any time in the past.
Ron has discovered evidence that the Medieval Warm Period had higher
sea levels which increases the validity of the interpretation of the
evidence in The Rivers of Time
and firmly fixes the Viking establishment of Derby and Nottingham into
the typically Viking context of “D” shaped enclosures surrounded on
three sides by water.
As Ron says about the man-made global warming argument in his
introduction, “It was never my intention to enter this debate but my
interest in local history has dragged me into it whether I want to be
here or not”. Right or wrong the observations Ron makes and the
evidence he presents is compelling and deserves to be heard. The book is on sale from the author.
See Email Contact List for details.
DERBY - Price £25
Kevin has titled his book 1852 DERBY with the sub title “A Map, A
Gazetteer, A Newspaper” which adequately describes this extensive work.
It is a detailed, “Yellow Pages” of late nineteenth century Derby with
people, places and businesses listed in logical order and referenced
against the 1852 map.
This is an important work for the historical
researcher or the just plain curious and is well worth the £25 price tag. Copies
are currently available from the author. See historic
maps page for contact details
An Anthology ISBN 978-0-9926272-0-1 This book contains a
collection of stories and articles taken from the archives collection of the
Chaddesden Historical Group and edited by Andrew J Bailey.
The group was formed in 2006 to preserve the history of Chaddesden and this
collection of articles includes modern as well as older items and along with the
CHG website, www.chaddesdenhistoricalgroup.co.uk gives an interesting view of
Chaddesden of old.
Rita M Bailey
ASHWORTH M.INST. M.E ISBN 978-0-9926272-1-8
Ashworth was a noted mining engineer who lived in and around Chaddesden for part
of his life.
His invention of the Ashworth Miner's Lamp, an improvement of the Davy Lamp, was
a great step forward in miner's safety and bought him world wide fame in his
field. This book details the research into and the life of a brilliant engineer
who certainly made a vast contribution to miners safety.
Gentry of Willington and Findern. Pub 2010, Willington Local
When the deeds of the Post office in Willington referred to
the fact the property had been sold in 1927 by someone called Boulanger, who
lived in Whornock, a remote township in British Columbia, it started me a on
trail which included the ownership of River Trent trading rights in the 18th C
and the development of canal trade in 1777. From it I found several wealthy
families with no male heirs, a mysterious death, legal battles over disputed
wills, logging activities in Canada, and eventually made contact with
descendents of the family , who still lived in Canada.
All in all a saga which would have made a blockbuster film!
Derbyshire Windmills Past and Present
(First edition 1995 by Midland Mills Group. Revised and updated 2003 by Heage
( Pub 1990 by Midland Mills Group)
I became interested in wind and water
mills in the early 1970’s and found that, although many other counties had books
written on their milling heritage, there was not a single book which described
those in Derbyshire . All I could find were various references in newspapers and
magazines etc to individual mills and, for example, ‘disused mill’ marked on
some maps. This led me to chasing all over the county seeking information on
both wind and water powered corn mills and eventually to the publication of the
above, which are still the definitive books for the county.
(A few copies
of these books are still available by application to Alan Gifford -
Demolition of Derby
Derby Beneath Your Feet
Old West End Pictures
West End Best End
100 Years of the West End
West End Stories by West End People
Around Wirksworth – Tempus Publishing – (Old pictures)
Wirksworth and Surrounding Area (Self Published)
Villages of the Peak District – Amberley Publishing
Derwent Valley Walks – DB Publishing
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