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
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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