FHS of Martin

Society Area Representatives

Derbyshire


  The Derbyshire area appears to have few FHS of Martin members at present though there are quite a few Martins or persons researching the name belonging to other Family History Societies in Derbyshire or adjoining counties so if you would like be be the area representative here please conact the webmaster.

 

 

 

A view across the Derwent Valley

A view across the Derwent Valley to Matlock

       
  Derby, All Saints, Cathedral.   Chapel en le Frith is an old Market Town known as the Capital of the Peak on the edge of the Peak District National Park.  This National Park covers the White Peak which is mainly limestone rock and the Dark Peak which is gritstone and peat moorlands.
       
  The weather can be very changeable and each winter the local mountain rescue groups have to help walkers who venture out on a fine day in unsuitable clothing as the weather can change to wet and very cold in a very short time - we even had snow one June day a few years ago!

Buxton is the nearest large town, a well known Spa and tourist area, home of Buxton Spring Water though you can get your very own well water from the St Anne's Well in the town centre free of charge.Derby University is moving into the town during shortly and it will become much busier.

Not to be missed: the restored Opera House, Pooles Cavern and a little further away the world famous Blue John Mines, mined it is said, from Roman times.

  Buxton, Derbyshire
  The semi-precious Blue John stone is made into some beautiful jewellery, on sale in Castleton.

Chatsworth House, home of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire, is well worth a visit, especially as they both do so much for organisations and charities in this area.  The only Family History society in the county that I know of, is the Derby FHS with a office in Derby.


 


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