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Content generated during research for the paperback book 'Bolsover: Castle, Town and Colliery' (ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-484-3) for the England's Past for Everyone series

Between 1834 and 1894 local government at parish level was gradually reformed. The changes were piecemeal and conservative in approach, so that the

The earliest scheme for a modern, locomotive operated railway in the Derbyshire coalfield, proposed in 1832, was for a line running down the Erewas

During the 12th and 13th centuries, as the population and economy of England expanded, a large number of new towns were laid out in most parts of t

This leaflet is one of many that would have been produced giving details of specal trains, services and tickets.

When coal was king!

Bolsover lies on a plateau of magnesian limestone, which creates a soil that is lighter and easier to cultivate than the heavy clay of the coal mea

Brass bands often became the heart of a community's social life alongside sport (primarily football and cricket).

Lime Kiln Fields Mill was built in 1793 from limestone with sandstone. It is a four storey structure and now located in a residential garden.

The interior of the Cavendish chapel built in 1618 as a final resting place for the tomb of Sir Charles Cavendish and his wife, Catherine Ogle. Cav