We’re delighted to be able to confirm details for our annual exhibition – which will open on Saturday 11th January.

Following on from our successful High Street exhibition a couple of years ago, this exhibition will look at the history of Dronfield Bottom. Taking the 1895 Bulmer’s Trade Directory as a starting point, the displays will cover the change in social conditions, industry and local trades.

Thank you to our sponsors for making this exhibition possible: Thomas & Holloway Opticians, E & D Steel, Abode Retail, Dronfield Post Office, Soft Options Interiors, iish Clothing Alterations, Dronfield Arms, and Heron Publications (Dronfield Eye).

Exhibition extended!
Due to popular demand, we’re able to confirm that you’ll have longer to view the exhibition. It will be now run till Thursday 12th March at 4pm, but please note it will be closed at certain times due to both our Artisan & Producers’ Market and private bookings. The exhibition will be closed at the following times:
Friday 28th February (All day)
Saturday 29th February (All day)
Sunday 1st March (All day)
Friday 6th March (Open from 10:30am)

To coincide with the exhibition, Ann Brown and John Harvey will also be giving a talk on Thursday 30th January at 7:30pm, where you’ll be able to hear much about the research that went into producing the exhibition, as well as some fascinating insights. Tickets are available from our website by clicking here, and are just £4 (£2 for Friends).

Caption for top image: An original postcard c.1930 of the shops opposite the Grammar School (Henry Fanshawe) including a General Stores for household goods (Lievesley) and, on the far right a newsagents (still a newsagents in 2019). Also showing 1920s and 30s vehicles, the cottages at the end of Callywhite Lane, now demolished, Evans Green Grocers (now the Post Office), the old telephone box and cottages which became the NatWest Bank (now closed).

All images available to view on our archive by clicking here.