Derbyshire County Council want your help to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee

Derbyshire County Council is mounting an exhibition called Sixty Glorious Years to mark Queen Elizabeth’s long reign.

It will highlight important events and local people’s stories over the decades as well as feature objects reflecting how Derbyshire has changed.

The authority would now like to hear from anyone willing to share their memories of an interesting event in their town, or a story about a significant event in their life or family, since 1952.

This could be anything from hearing the news of George VI’s death to something that occurred in 2011 – a wedding, a birth, moving to Derbyshire.

Exhibition organisers are interested in anything that has happened to you, your family or your community in the last 60 years that you would like to share with visitors to the exhibition.

Leader of Derbyshire County Council and cabinet member for culture Coun Andrew Lewer is encouraging people to get in touch.

He said: “We really need your help. We want the exhibition to reflect Derbyshire life in all its glory over the last 60 years and I know people have a treasure store of memories which I hope they are willing to share with us.”

The exhibition is due to go on display at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 28th April and runs until Wednesday 13th June to give people plenty of time to see it. Entry is free.

As well as stories and objects, such as things people might have used at home or work which were of their time, it will feature work produced by the county’s primary schools and span the Terrace Road museum’s Gallery One and foyer.

Councillor Lewer added: “We are interested in anything that has happened to you, your family or your community during Queen Elizabeth’s reign.

“It doesn’t matter how small or significant, please get in touch.”

If you have a story to share or an object to put on display, contact exhibition organiser Martha Lawrence on 01629 533543 or email

To find out more about celebrating the jubilee in Derbyshire, such as planning a street party or attending a jubilee event click here

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