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The Second Batch Has Arrived!

The second batch of ‘Derby on Film’ DVDs are out! Eight sets of eight DVDs have been sent out to libraries around Derbyshire and are now available to borrow and view. We now have eight complete sets of DVDs in eight different locations across Derbyshire.

  • Alfreton Library
  • Bakewell Library
  • Ashbourne Library
  • Long Eaton Library
  • Mobile Vans
  • Matlock Local Studies
  • Derbyshire Record Office
  • Chesterfield Local Studies
  • DVD0009 Ashbourne, Parwich and Wirksworth:- A mixed DVD starting with well dressing in Wirksworths and showing footage of villages in Derbyshire such as Parwich, Bradbourne, Brassington and Kniveton. This DVD also features Ashbourne Shovetide Football from the 1950s. This DVD mainly has no sound, the film quality varies and is in both black and white and colour.
  • DVD0038 Kniveton, Hognaston and Ashbourne:- Again this is a real mixed bag of footage, showing fox hunting, Point to Point and pheasant shooting, footage of the 1935-7 Ashbourne Show and Derby County Football team. This DVD also has footage of local people from Kniveton, Kirk Ireton and Hognaston. This DVD has no sound and is mainly black and white, the film quality varies.
  • DVD0047 Illegal Street Gambling in Chesterfield:- This is a short DVD showing early police surveillance footage from around the 1930s of a group of street gamblers in Chesterfield Market Place. This DVD is in black and white and has no sound.
  • DVD0068 Shovetide Ashbourne Football:- This is a modern DVD from 1987 documenting the Shovetide Football match. This DVD has interviews with players’ present and past (both Uppers and Downers), footage of the game being played, speeches and the Ashbourne Football song. This DVD gives give a real insight into the traditions of the game showing the action and events over the two day game in 1987. This DVD has good sound and is in colour, the film quality is generally good.

Now we are looking for feedback, if you have watched the DVDs and enjoyed them or know someone in the them or have information on them please let us know. We are always looking for more information about our footage.

Derby County Fans at the Victory Parade, 1987

Derby County Fans at the Victory Parade, 1987


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