University of Derby lend support to Heritage Project

Monday 10th November 2014
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Written by Danny Painter

Students from the University of Derby will be producing a timeline detailing the history of Derbyshire County Cricket Club as part of the Proud to be Derbyshire Heritage Project.

The volunteers from the University will research the history of the Club to create a detailed timeline outlining significant events in its history and the history of The 3aaa County Ground, whilst also integrating the social history of the county of Derbyshire.

The work conducted will help create a pictorial storyboard which will be displayed permanently at The 3aaa County Ground.

With support from the University, the Proud to be Derbyshire Heritage Project will also be hosting a forum on Derbyshire Cricket and the war years (1914-18) which will showcase images donated to the project and the timeline completed by volunteers.

The Project, which is funded thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, will form a Cricket Derbyshire photographic archive and bring together images spanning over 140 years.  It is due to be completed by December 2015.

Director of Partnerships Ryan Duckett said: “We have had a fantastic response from partners and volunteers since we launched the Proud to be Derbyshire Heritage Project earlier this year.

“To have the knowledge and expertise of staff and students at the university will significantly enhance the project and we look forward to sharing this with people across the county.”

Ian Whitehead, Head of Literary, Historical and Cultural Studies at University of Derby, said: “The Proud to be Derbyshire Heritage Project is an exciting opportunity for our students to contribute to our local community and to develop their research skills as public facing historians.”

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