There are website links to other local bodies and organisations with family and local history interest on this page.

We regularly check the links on this page. Please let us know if any are broken, or you think your organisation should appear.

Brimington and Tapton Local History Group cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites. We do not necessarily endorse the views expressed on any external websites linked from this page.

Derbyshire Victoria County History – information about the work of the Derbyshire VCH in researching and publishing accounts of communities in the county. You will find some draft parish history texts on this site.

Barrow Hill heritage trail and history of the village – history of this community largely created for housing workers and their families at the now defunct Staveley Company.

Barrow Hill Roundhouse – the last operational railway roundhouse, now a well-known and award winning preservation centre. 

Brimington Air Cadets – The 1082 (Brimington & District Squadron) of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets has a history going back to the Second World. We did hear that they were researching their history, but since early summer 2021 their old website has unfortunately been discontinued.

Brimington Library – the county council’s library has a small but very useful local history section, lots of resources for local people and computer access. This website gives basic information about opening hours, location, etc.

Brimington Parish Council – The parish council’s official website.

Brimington Memorial – Sally and Stuart Mullins’ site devoted to those in Brimington (and Calow) who served in the First World War.

Chesterfield Borough Council – the official site of Chesterfield Borough Council. Has links to planning applications and much useful information on the borough, in which Brimington and Tapton are situated.

Chesterfield and District Civic Society – Seeks to ‘persuade, cajole, and when necessary confront our local councils,  to make the area a better place to live, work and enjoy life’. Members receive a regular newsletter, which will generally include the history of buildings and sites subject to development proposals.

Chesterfield and District Local History Society – The Society’s website covering Chesterfield and district.

Chesterfield Canal History Archive – Canal historian Christine Richardson’s archive resource devoted to the canal.

Chesterfield Canal Trust – The canal passes through Brimington on its way from Chesterfield to West Stockwith.  The aims of the Chesterfield Canal Trust are to promote the full restoration and appropriate development of the Chesterfield Canal. It also campaigns for the construction of the Rother Valley Link, a navigable waterway to join the Chesterfield Canal to the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation.

Chesterfield Family History Society – The locally based family history society for the area.

Chesterfield local studies library – Part of the county council’s central library complex, in Chesterfield town centre, the local studies library contains an important collection of books, pamphlets, maps, electoral registers, directories, etc. Local newspapers are accessible from microfilm or via the British Library’s British Newspaper Archive on-line website.

Derbyshire Archaeological Society – The county archaeological and local history society. Its website contains links to over 100 years of digitised back editions of the society’s Journal and its local history publication Derbyshire Miscellany.

Derbyshire Record Office – at Matlock provides the archives and local studies services for the county, bringing Derbyshire’s fascinating past to life for residents, visitors and students.

Friends of Tapton House – this Grade II* house, formerly the residence of George Stephenson, is currently (July 2021) empty. Its owners – Chesterfield Borough Council are trying to find a long-term future for the building. This group, though, is seeking to ‘keep Tapton House as a place for the people of Chesterfield.’

Heritage Green art work project – Sue Gould was commissioned to create a sculpture for this new residential development near Sainsbury’s supermarket, which was finished in 2020. There are a few photographs on her website of this and other works.

Markham Colliery  – ‘The Story Mine’, is a project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and Derbyshire County Council to unearth and share stories from Markham Colliery. It includes details about the three colliery disasters.

Neil’s local history and mining site – Neil Bridgewater’s site packed with information on local history and mining from across the north-eastern Derbyshire area.

North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeological Society – NEDIAS (for short) serves those interested in the rich industrial history and archaeology of the broader Chesterfield and north-eastern Derbyshire area.

Old Taptonians – This site is a means for Old Taptonians to get in touch and make contact with their old school colleagues. It also contains many photographs of the school and historical articles. There is an email contact for Len Thompson, the author of the two books on Tapton House and Tapton House School.

Staveley Remembers – the website of the Staveley Remembrance Association; set up to provide information about commemorative activities and events taking place in the area.

Page last updated 19 July 2021.

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