Wives of striking Derbyshire miners hand in a letter to the Coal Board in Hobart Place on 18th January 1972. With them is MP for Bolsover, Dennis Skinner (centre).Wives of striking Derbyshire miners hand in a letter to the Coal Board in Hobart Place on 18th January 1972. With them is MP for Bolsover, Dennis Skinner (centre).
Wives of striking Derbyshire miners hand in a letter to the Coal Board in Hobart Place on 18th January 1972. With them is MP for Bolsover, Dennis Skinner (centre).

These stunning black and white pictures showing how Derbyshire used to look

Our latest retro gallery takes a look back on life in Derbyshire over the century.

The interesting pictures capture how people lived, the fashions and the issues that mattered to them.

We have pictures of industrial unrest, men queuing to sign up for the army in 1915, some footballers who wrote their name into Chesterfield FC’s history, village events and plenty more.

You can view more great pictures of life across the county here.

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