This page features a range of information and education resources relating to Peak District history which we have made freely available to download. Many of our images/photographs which feature on our separate 'images' page date from the early 20th-century so can be used in conjunction with sources such as the Ordnance Survey (OS) map extracts and trade directory entries below (which date from around the same period) to build up a picture of life in various Peak District settlements at the time.
The Peak District 100 Years Ago (and More!) - Education Resource for Primary Schools
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Produced during the lockdown brought about the "Covid 19" pandemic and intended originally as a "lockdown learning" resource for local primary school children, and to assist with home learning, this downloadable education resource aims to give a flavour of life in the Peak District 100 years ago and more. The resource features a range of historical photographs and pictures from the period, together with old local newspaper articles, maps and other historical sources, and accompanying questions to encourage pupils to think about what each source tells us about the past. Topics include school, entertainment, sport, work, shops, travel, living conditions, etc. The packs can be edited and adapted by teachers as they see fit.