Monthly Archives: May 2013

Try Ashbourne First – 14: Sticky Fingers – A shop for all seasons


Sticky Fingers has a unique contribution to Ashbourne’s High Street. With a pretty frontage on Church Street it is actually three strong offerings in one, has something to offer for all ages and is a great refuge regardless of the … Continue reading

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Brevity in Communication: Twitter vs the telegram


Originally posted on The Victorianachronists:
While Twitter has become a wildly popular new means of communication, it has not been without its critics.  Questions like, “What can we say that is meaningful in 140 characters?” and “What are we losing…

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Uncovering gems in the Beinecke Library


Originally posted on Enlightenment! A blog by Buxton Museum and Art Gallery:
I’ve spent the last two days in the amazing Beinecke Library, Yale’s rare book and manuscript library.  I have been having a look at the collections that relate to Derbyshire…

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Amateur sketchbooks and Dovedale


Originally posted on Enlightenment! A blog by Buxton Museum and Art Gallery:
I have been looking at amateur artist’s sketchbooks here at YCBA.  I am looking to see if artist’s visited Derbyshire and if so, where they went and what…

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TryAshbourneOnlineSecond – #ashbourne on the world stage


So far TryAshbourneFirst has been about Ashbourne’s High Street. I’ve also written many times about Ashbourne’s markets and their importance to the town. In a week when Carry Somers is spreading the work about Pachacuti at the Chelsea Flower Show … Continue reading

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UK: Belper, Derbyshire – Explosion and fire at former Thorntons factory sparks asbestos fear – 100513 2220z


Originally posted on Goaty's News (UK):
(Photo: belpernews.co.uk) Fire at former Thorntons factory , Belper, Derbyshire “Eyewitnesses reported a ?horrific? bang as a large explosion went off in a former factory building in Belper town centre. Workers at nearby…

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Weekend Trailer Roundup: Wild in the Streets


Originally posted on Eat, Sleep, Television:
Another weekend is here, and with it comes a fresh crop of new trailers. This time, we’ll start with Wild in the Streets, an upcoming documentary by Peter Baxter about a small English town…

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