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The official guide to the 14-and-a-half mile Dronfield Rotary Walk.
Fancy exploring Dronfield? Purchase our complete set of family walk leaflets!
Nowadays it is hard to imagine that Dronfield ever had any connection with the Derbyshire Lead Industry. It comes as a surprise to most people to hear that the oldest houses in the town and surrounding countryside were built through the profits of this trade.
- Chapter One - The Derbyshire Lead Trade
- Chapter Two - The Burtons of Cartledge, Holmesfield and Dronfield
- Chapter Three - The Emergence of the Rotherhams of Dronfield
- Chapter Four - Dronfield Hall
- Chapter Five - John Rotherham II, The Entrepreneur
- Chapter Six - The End of an Era
The survival of what was once a high quality medieval house inside the barn that now forms the core of the Dronfield Heritage Centre surprised many people. But Dronfield has many surprises from its medieval past once we start looking for them.
- Chapter One - Dronfield and its Ancient Parish
- Chapter Two - The Parish Church, Beauchief Abbey and Henry Fanshawe’s School
- Chapter Three - The Guild of St Mary and St John the Baptist
- Chapter Four - Timber-Framed Buildings
- Chapter Five - Dronfield Hall Barn
Issue 37 of Miscellany is available now! Usually published bi-annually, this issue is a special Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter 2020 edition priced at £3.50. Included inside are some of the following features:
- The 'Unknown' Gosforth Collieries - James Cartwright
- Dronfield's Working River or the Valley of the River Drone - Ann Brown
- 150 years of Dronfield Station - The Past, The Present, and The Future - Judith Vernier
- St James' Retail Park - Jean Kendal
- What a Coincidence or a Mystery Solved! - Jean Kendal and Judith Vernier
- Oh Mr Poplar, what did you do? - Judith Vernier
A package of our exhibition publications - including A Stroll Along Dronny Bottom, and Dronfield's Untold Stories.
Discover Dronfield's history with the first of our fascinating heritage trail booklets - available for just £3!
A Stroll Along Dronny Bottom - the publication that was produced as part of Dronfield Heritage Dronfield Bottom exhibition in 2018.
Dronfield's Untold Stories - the publication that was produced as part of Dronfield Heritage Trust's WW1 exhibition in January 2019.
ContentsIssue No: 32 Article Page No.
- 32.1 Editorial
- 32.2 Obituary, Stanley Jones by Ann Brown
- 32.3 The Chatsworth Park Coal Pits by James Cartwright
- 32.4 Water-powered mills in Dronfield by Ann Brown
- 32.5 Cholera epidemic by Ann Brown
- 32.6 Dronfield’s Autumn Crocuses – A Mystery by Peter Shelton
- 32.7 Lady Alice Deincourt by Maureen Taylor
- 32.8 Dronfield’s Wooden Bridge by Judith Vernier
- 32.9 The Cinema in Wartime by Alan Littler
ContentsIssue No: 30 Spring/Summer Society Activities Spring/Summer Article Page No.
- 30.1 Editorial
- 30.2 Obituary – Professor David Hey
- 30.3 Dronfield’s Forgotten Coal Pits and Coke Ovens by James Cartwright
- 30.4 Dronfield Town Hall by John Harvey
- 30.5 The Diary of Doris Hall 1913-16: Part II Ann Brown
- 30.6 Mickley Colliery by Robert Gratton
- 30.7 Totley Orphanage by Judith Vernier
- 30.8 Coke Oven Dwelling
Issue 38 of Miscellany is available now! Usually published bi-annually, this issue is a special Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter 2021 edition priced at £3.50. Included inside are some of the following features:
- The Old Dronfield Society Archive is on the Move! - Ann Brown & Research Group Members
- The Story of Church Crossing - John Harvey
- Colliers, Mines and Merchants around Dronfield - Robert Gratton
- A Notable Dronfeldian
- Cinder Lands - Ironstone Mining and Forging around Oxclose Lane - James Cartwright
- A Shocking ' Murder' in Coal Aston - Part 1 - Nick Wheat
Discover Dronfield's history with the second of our fascinating heritage trail booklets - available for just £3!
This package includes both "A Garden in my Life" and "Garden Tales".
ContentsIssue No: 31 Article Page No.
- 31.1 Editorial
- 31.2 B.R. Hubbard (Printers) Ltd. by R.. Hubbard/J.A. Vernier
- 31.3 Dronfield Water Supply by John Harvey
- 31.4 The Hidden Coal Pit of Sindelfingen Park by James Cartwright
- 31.5 If only I had listened more... by Robert Gratton
- 31.6 Callywhite Lane through Dorothy’s Eyes by Dorothy Cooke/Jean Kendal
- 31.7 Reader’s Page by Keith Ward
- 31.8 Reviews: by Ann Brown
Lady Alice Deincourt was a woman who was destined for life as just a daughter, sister, wife or widow. Her story would have been a casualty of time, to be lost to the past. Without investigation into the history of Dronfield Hall Barn, Alice would have remained anonymous forever. But what was her story, and why did she never remarry? As a noble woman she was connected by family and friendship to the movers and shakers of the political landscape that lead to the onset of the War of the Roses. Her story takes us right to the heart of the seminal historical events that shaped the Britain of her time. Discover her fascinating story with this book.