Arthur Lowe

A Biography of Arthur Lowe The story of this well known actor begins in Hayfield in Derbyshire on September 22nd1915. As the only son of a man that transported touring companies for a living, Arthur was introduced to the theatrical world from an early age and was little surprise that his first job was in … Read More

Sir Nigel Gresley

┬áTrain Builder with StyleHerbert Nigel Gresley was born in Edinburgh on June 19th 1876 but this association in no way made him Scottish; he was a Derbyshire man through and through and would experience a deep connection with the town of Neatherseal from his childhood home to his final resting place. It was by chance … Read More


The Origins and Development of the Blue PlaqueThe blue plaque is a familiar sight in many British cites because of the appreciation the country has for its historical figures and the way they have captured the imagination of the public. This long-running, old-fashioned tradition has seen many transformations over the years and 2013 is no … Read More