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Local studies at Eckington Library

Eckington’s local history resources have been upgraded in the last few years by popular request.

Resources available include:


  • whole Derbyshire histories
  • many North East Derbyshire and South Yorkshire titles
  • material on the immediate area
  • many locally produced booklets of photographs and reminiscence
  • some Parish Council and Burial Committee material
  • extensive collection of books by and about the Sitwell family of Renishaw
  • locally written studies such as Bennett's history of education in 19th century Eckington.

Family history:

  • "how to do it" books
  • microfiches and CD ROMs of national significance including the British Isles Genealogical Register, the National Burial Index and the 1881 British Census Index
  • microfiched copies of Eckington, Beighton, Mosborough and Ridgeway Parish Registers
  • local census returns are available on microfiche for all available years 1841 to 1901 covering Eckington parish, including Mosborough, Renishaw and all the smaller settlements, plus Killamarsh parish.

Other material:

  • photographic collection of around 250 images
  • a few Sheffield Kelly’s Trade directories on the shelves to supplement the microfiched set of Derbyshire Trade Directories
  • a news cuttings file dating from 1976 on
  • a microfilm reader gives access to local newspapers including the Eckington Leader and a file of the Derbyshire Times from 1900 to 1949.

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