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Britannia Park Craftsmen

Britannia Park Craftsmen

A major part of Britannia Park was to be a “Showcase of Britain”, and numerous craftsmen took on displays and shops as part of this promotion. Following the publication of our original Britannia Park webpage, we were contacted by one of the original...
Britannia Park

Britannia Park

Shipley Country Park was opened in 1976, covering the area around the old Shipley Hall, demolished more than 30 years previously, together with the newly restored opencast sites around the Woodside and Coppice Collieries. Today it is a flourishing country park, with...
Alfred Seaman Photographs

Alfred Seaman Photographs

The five photographs on this page have been sent to us by John Bradley, a local photo-historian. They were taken around 1890 by Alfred Seaman, the well-known local photographer who opened his first studio in Chesterfield in the 1880s, and whose imprint can be seen on...
Shipley Postcards

Shipley Postcards

Although it is on the edge of our area, Shipley is probably the most photographed part of the district. This page gives just a few of the many postcards which can be found of the Hall, the lake, and the wood. It is often listed as Shipley, Ilkeston – the...
Shipley

Shipley

There had been a hall at Shipley since at least the 13th century. It is known that Sir Edward Leche, the Lord of the Manor, built a hall there in 1630s, a tall gabled house. In 1713 the Hall was passed to Sir Edward’s granddaughter, Hester Miller, who married...