Sir Joseph Whitworth

Joseph WhitworthBorn at the turn of the nineteenth century on December 21st 1803, it did not take long before Joseph Whitworth developed a taste for machinery and engineering that would eventually make him infamous across the the rest of the 1800s. He was born in Stockport to a minister and teacher but it was his … Read More

Jedidiah Buxton

Jedediah BuxtonBorn in 1707, he grew up as a fairly ordinary boy in Elmton, Derbyshire with close family connections to the village; his father was a local farmer and Elmton’s schoolmaster and his non-biological grandfather was the vicar. Despite the position of his father, Jedediah appears to have received a very limited education during his … Read More

Sir Henry Royce

From Humble Beginnings Sir Henry Royce has long been remembered as the famous car maker from Derby, partly due to the large statue of him outside his company’s city headquarters, but his success with Rolls-Royce was the last chapter in a long and varied career that took him across the country. Frederick Henry Royce was … Read More


I have been online for years now and have a few websites.The sites I build are based around my many interests of which there are many. This site is about Blue plaques in my home county of wonderful Derbyshire.The site is turning into a passion now for all the research that I’m doing for it. … Read More