Melbourne Historical Research Group
The Group was formed in Spring 2000 to record and research the trades, institutions and social background of Melbourne in south Derbyshire.
Although Melbourne is a well-preserved and attractive village, with a magnificent Norman church, the social structure has changed dramatically. Old industries have faded and ways of life are quickly changing.
Each year, one particular aspect of Melbourne’s history is investigated and a travelling exhibition of the findings presented. Documents, photographs and artefacts are being used to gradually create a permanent resource in the Library at the Leisure Centre, which may be used for educational work.