Archive for September 18th, 2012

DiaryDate – Derwent Valley Discovery Days

September 18th, 2012

Cromford Mill in the Derwent Valley

Discover the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site this autumn.

More than 160 events are planned for the valley’s Discovery Days Festival which starts on the weekend of October 27th and 28th with a wide range of activities ranging from walks and art exhibitions to theatre performances and dance demonstrations.

On October 31st – Halloween – the 1623 Theatre Company will perform Supernatural Shakespeare in Belper’s River Gardens.

Heritage walks and historical talks will take place on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th when visitors will be shown examples of the world’s earliest industrial housing.

The Festival ends on the 4th with a children’s torch–lit procession to Masson Mills.

For more details visit

Photograph © Copyright Angella Streluk and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.


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Buildings at Risk – Etruria Industrial Museum

September 18th, 2012

Etruria Industrial Museum 

Etruria Industrial Museum has been nominated as a building at risk.

Email to tell us about other canalside buildings at risk in The Potteries and the Churnet Valley.

Photograph © Copyright Chris Allen and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence


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NewsDesk – UFO files at The National Archives

September 18th, 2012

A new edition of The UFO Files, exploring Ministry of Defence files on unidentified flying objects at The National Archives, has been published by Bloomsbury.

This fully revised edition includes a new chapter on the latest files about about unidentified flying objects which The Ministry of Defence is going to release.

Its author Dr David Clarke, a senior lecturer in journalism at Sheffield Hallam University, used the Freedom of Information Act to request that thousands of previously-secret files be opened.

At the moment, The National Archives contains over 50,000 pages of official documentation on UFOs.


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Buildings at Risk – Tunstall Town Hall

September 18th, 2012

Tunstall Town Hall

Tunstall town hall has been nominated as a building at risk.

Email to tell us about heritage buildings at risk in North Staffordshire.


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