University of the Third Age speech

Mark Smith, an archivist at Derbyshire Record Office, is pictured giving a talk at Alfreton’s University of the Third Age about its recent £4,000,000 extension and refurbishment.

David told how Local Studies was now housed with the record office, making the whole field of amateur research much less frustrating.

He said there was even a room for weary visitors to enjoy a break, rub their eyes and flex their fingers. Mark also detailed some categories of documents kept at the office.