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The history of education in Bolsover falls into several well-defined phases.

Image courtesy of Derbyshire Local Studies Libraries and

During the 19th century Roman Catholics in Bolsover were served by the Jesuit mission at Spinkhill in Eckington.

At his death in 1929 Sir John Plowright Houfton was described as 'a great public man' with a 'long and distinguished association with the Bolsover

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

The Blacksmith's Shop at Hardwick Colliery (Holmewood).