Derby QUAD and Picture the Past team up to ask for your Derbyshire Photos – Fri 10th May, 1pm, QUAD, Derby


Want to take part in archiving history?

Our friends at QUAD and Picture the Past are running an event before our Derby Families on Film screening at the  QUAD from 1pm on tomorrow (Friday 10th)

Are you from Derbyshire and an avid photo album creator?

If you have Derbyshire based photos (5 years or older) then bring them along to the 2nd floor in QUAD on Friday from 1pm and you can add copies of them to the Derbyshire county archive for future generations to look at. The photograph/s will be scanned at the event and you will keep the original.

An archivist will be in QUAD to talk to you about the history of your photos and how your image can help future generations understand more about Derbyshire family life. You’ll also be able to speak to a Picture The Past archivist about their existing collection.

Picture the Past

Following this event, Phil Leach, MACE’s Curator: Programming & Research will introduce a screening of Derbyshire films with a family theme.  Beginning with local maternity hospitals, when most of the population were born in either the Nightingale or Queen Mary homes, the screening will trace everyday Derby life through school years, including memories of those school dinners, to the time when young people had to choose a career and then to local weddings and a look at ordinary family life. With films ranging from the 1930s to the 1980s, shot by both amateur film-makers and professionals, the screening will give a slice of social history for anyone who has ever lived in Derby.

The Event has a Facebook Page HERE

This event and the screening are part of Derby QUAD’s ID Fest which starts tomorrow. Read more on their website here or following them on twitter @ID_Fest

I also blogged about the Festival HERE.

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