Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Hospital of Blessed Mary: Colin Merrony: 17 April 2014

The mystery of Castleton’s Medieval Hospital has emerged slowly and tantalizingly over 7 years. Colin Merrony’s talk drew together the various pieces of evidence, linking together the siting of the discoveries and providing an overall view of the project to date. … Continue reading

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Hope Valley Wills and Inventories 1547 – 1650 by John Talbot: 20 March 2014

John Talbot’s research and analysis of local wills & inventories has provided a very interesting insight into the lives of local people. Read our report on his talk at Hope Valley Wills and Inventories His work was carried out as part of the Joint Project … Continue reading

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Saws, Snuff and Silverplate by Dr Simon Barley: 20 Feb 2014

Joseph Wilson’s eclectic career as an entrepreneur in eighteenth century Sheffield throws light on the early processing of special steels, links him to the construction of the turnpike road through Castleton as well as the production of snuff  in Sharrow, in … Continue reading

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