This autumn, to coincide with the centenary of the ending of the First World War, Dronfield Hall Barn will host an exhibition being created by the Dronfield Heritage Trust History Research Group on the theme of Dronfield and the First World War.  This will aim to portray Dronfield’s part in the war – who served in the forces, what life was like in the town under wartime conditions and what effect the war had on Dronfield families.

We would like your thoughts on the exhibition – what do you think should be included? Have you got any family memories, stories or images you can contribute?

Did any of your ancestors keep a diary, or take any photographs (at home as well as on active service) that we could reproduce for display?  At this stage we would be interested to know if you have any surviving items that could perhaps be displayed or photographed?

We would appreciate your feedback – please contact Maria Smith at Dronfield Hall Barn on

Do come and visit out exhibition in November – we look forward to hearing your stories!

Main image: Photograph shows bunting put up around the junction of Lea Road with Chesterfield Road to celebrate the end of World War One. The War Memorial has not yet been erected. The terraced houses on the right are known as Hope Terrace and dated 1873. These houses were built due to the need for more housing after Wilson Cammell arrived in Dronfield. This terrace was locally known as ‘Long Curtain Row’, perhaps indicating they were a better quality of house. They have also been referred to locally as ‘Good Husband Row’. Click here to view our archive