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Derbyshire History AudioBoos

A selection of AudioBoos where I learn or experience some Local Derbyshire History

Audioboo / #AudioMo - Day 24 - The Sound of Steam

One of the reasons I love @AudioBoo is for enabling me to catch moments in time. Today I managed to record some audio while standing on a bridge as a steam train passed below. It was lots of fun and it made me feel like I was 8 years old again :-) The steam train was running along the Midland Railway and its number was 73129. Awesome with a capital A!!!

#AudioMo #MidlandRailway #SteamTrain #Locomotive #Railway #train #steam #history #Derbyshire #AmberValley #Butterley

Audioboo / #AudioMo - Day 23 - Ogston Reservoir

For day 23 of #AudioMo I focused in the Ogston Reservoir that sits in between Clay Cross and Matlock in Derbyshire. When was it built, what was flooded and what history is it covering. The Ogston area was our playground when we were younger. we had beautiful rolling hills to run, cycle and walk around. We also used to jump in and out of the River Amber just down stream from the Reservoir itself.

#AudioMo #Ogston #RiverAmber #AmberValley #RiverDerwent #History

Audioboo / #AudioMo - Day 22 - Morton Toxic Waste Burial

For #AudioMo Day 22 I research a topic that was once very close to home and stopped us fully exploring our local area. I grew up in Morton Derbyshire where there was a suspected Toxic Waste Burial Site, We were always told never to go in to a particular field which was rumoured to be the location for the burial. An unknown quantity of the chemical Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (TDCC) or Dioxin for short was buried there by the Coalite Company after an explosion at their Bolsover Chemical Plant.

Audioboo / #AudioMo - Day 21 - Rewinding The Clock

For #AudioMo day 21 I focused on one particular spot in the area, the Pennytown Ponds. What has come and gone over the years, what was it like 200 years ago and what is it like now.

#AudioMo #Derbyshire #History #AmberValley #CotesPark #Colliery #IndustrialEstate #PennyTownPonds #AmberValley #AudioMo #Colliery #Derbyshire #History #IndustrialEstate #CotesPark #PennyTownPonds

Audioboo / #AudioMo - Day 20 - Cotes Park Colliery

I've had an interesting day learning local history whilst working, hearing local stories from people who have lived here for 60+ years. I was shown some maps of the area from 1971 to help me trace the history of the Cotes Park Colliery.

#AudioMo #History #AmberValley #AmberValley #AudioMo #History

Audioboo / #AudioMo - Day 19 - Hob Hurst's House Burial Mound

A visit to Hob Hurst's House which is a 3,000 year old burial mound near Chatsworth in the Peak District.

Audioboo / #AudioMo - Day 17 - Shipley Country Park

My local history quest continues for #AudioMo day 17. Today we went to Shipley Country Park in Derbyshire for a wander with the hounds, we had a lovely day enjoying the surroundings. I learned a spot of history about the place while there but completely forgot to Boo at the time.

#AudioMo #History #AmberValley #ShipleyCountryPark #Derbyshire #Sunshine #DogWalk #Autumn #AmberValley #AudioMo #Autumn #Derbyshire #DogWalk #History #Sunshine #ShipleyCountryPark

Audioboo / #AudioMo - Day 16 - George Stephenson's Clay Cross Tunnel

I decided for day 16 of #AudioMo I'd visit a local feature that I pass by all the time. The air shafts for the tunnel built by the legendary George Stephenson here in Clay Cross.

#AudioMo #History #LocalHistory #AmberValley

Audioboo / #AudioMo - Day 10 - Rykneld Street & Castra Feld

For #AudioMo day 10 I researched the Roman aspects of my local history

#AudioMo #AmberValley #History #Roman #AmberValley #AudioMo #History #Roman

Audioboo / #AudioMo - Day 9 - The Peacock Inn

For day 9 of #AudioMo I pay a visit to the Peacock Inn at Oakerthorpe in Derbyshire

#AudioMo #AmberValley #Oakerthorpe #History

Audioboo / Cromford Canal - Butterley Tunnel - Part 2

My friend Ray and I go on the hunt for hidden entrances to the Cromford Canal's Butterley Tunnel. We manage to find the eastern entrance and I initially thought it was open, sadly it was locked but we do have a look inside :-)

#AudioMo #AudioMoExtra #CromfordCanal #ButterleyEngineering #ButterleyTunnel #AudioMo #ButterleyEngineering #CromfordCanal #AudioMoExtra #ButterleyTunnel

Audioboo / Cromford Canal - Butterley Tunnel - Part 1

My friend Ray and I go on the hunt for the Western entrance to Cromford Canal's Butterley Tunnel. We manage to find it and have a look inside without falling in the water :-)

#AudioMo #AudioMoExtra #CromfordCanal #ButterleyEngineering #ButterleyTunnel #AudioMo #ButterleyEngineering #CromfordCanal #AudioMoExtra #ButterleyTunnel

Audioboo / #AudioMo - Day 8 - Wingfield Manor & Mary Queen of Scots

A quick visit to Wingfield Manor to find out more for my #AudioMo local history challenge. Its is a great looking place and Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here.

#AudioMo #WingfieldManor #History #AmberValley #EnglishHeritage

Audioboo / #AudioMo - Day 7 - Shoulder of Mutton & Rykneld Street

A slightly drunken Boo from the Shoulder of Mutton at Hallfield Gate, Shirland, Derbyshire. I small bit of history after a quick sample of tonights Acoustic open mic night

#AudioMo

Audioboo / Butterley Engineering Company - A Visit To The Old Site

After recording my #AudioMo Boos about Butterley Engineering & the Pentrich Revolution I need to pay a visit. A visit to the site where Butterley Engineering existed from 1790 to 2009, sadly it mostly flattened now but there is one glimmer of hope. The old Gate House has a preservation order so hopefully it will survive the demolition

#AudioMo #AudioMoExtra #ButterleyEngineering #PentrichRevolution #Derbyshire #history #ripley

Audioboo / #AudioMo - Day 5 - Pentrich Revolution

Day 5 of my #AudioMo history challenge is to find out more about the Pentrich Revolution

#AudioMo #Pentrich #Derbyshire #ButterleyEngineering #AudioMo #Derbyshire #Pentrich #ButterleyEngineering

Audioboo / #AudioMo - Day 4 - Butterley Engineering est 1790

I've decided for #AudioMo I'm going to learn something new about local history every day. My first topic is the Butterley Engineering Company that were found in 1790, sadly it closed down in 2009

#LocalHistory #AudioMo #Derbyshire #CromfordCanal #Butterley #AudioMo #Derbyshire #LocalHistory #CromfordCanal #Butterley

Audioboo / Midland Railway Museum - Fireworks Night - Part 2

Its Fireworks Night at the Midland Railway Museum, half of the Boo is dedicated to the sounds of the Fireworks and the other half is dedicated to checking out the Steam Train that we rode #MidlandRailway #Derbyshire #ripley #Butterly

Audioboo / #AudioMo - Day 3 - Isn't History Brilliant :-)

Day 3 of my #AudioMo instalments come live from the Midland Railway Museum. I ramble on while I look at a steam roller from 1892

Audioboo / Midland Railway Museum - Fireworks Night - Part 1

We ride on the train to Swanwick junction to watch the fireworks at Midland Railway Museum

#MidlandRailwayMuseum #Fireworks #Fireworks #MidlandRailwayMuseum

Audioboo / Derby Museum - The Egyptian Mummy & The Father of Industry

Today I continue my exploration of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and Derby Museum.

#Derby #Derbyshire #Bagpipes #BonniePrinceCharlie #Museum #derwentvalleyworldheritagesite #EgyptianMummy #SirRichardArkwright #JosephWright #JedidiahStrutt

Audioboo / Derby Silk Museum - Interview with Jeff - Part 2

Today I continue my exploration of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, I pay a visit to Derby Silk Museum and interview a very knowledgable gentleman call Jeff who works for Derby Museums.

#DerwentValleyMills #PeakRoutes #DerwentValley #UNESCO #DerwentValleyWorldHeritageSite #Derby #Derbyshire #Mill #Cotton #Silk #JohnLombe

Audioboo / Derby Silk Museum - Interview with Jeff - Part 1

Today I continue my exploration of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, I pay a visit to Derby Silk Museum and interview a very knowledgable gentleman called Jeff who works for Derby Museums.

#DerwentValleyMills #PeakRoutes #DerwentValley #UNESCO #DerwentValleyWorldHeritageSite #Derby #Derbyshire #Mill #Cotton #Silk #JohnLombe #DerwentValleyMills

Audioboo / Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site - Darley Mill - Interview with Anthony Attwood

A very impromptu interview with Anthony Attwood the managing director of Darley Abbey Mills.

#PeakRoutes #DerwentValley #UNESCO #DerwentValleyWorldHeritageSite #ThomasEvans #SirRichardArkwright #Derby #Derbyshire #Mill #Cotton

Audioboo / Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site - Darley Mill

Darley Abbey sits at the southern end of the 15mile UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. A pay a quick visit to the mill while I was passing by to find out more.

#PeakRoutes #DerwentValley #UNESCO #derwentvalleyworldheritagesite #DerwentValleyWorldHeritageSite #ThomasEvans #SirRichardArkwright #Derby #Derbyshire #Mill #Cotton