November 1939:  Czechoslovakian refugees from the Nazi invasion of their country rehearsing in the gardens of Farley Hall near Matlock. The refugees ran their own theatre in the hall.  (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images).November 1939:  Czechoslovakian refugees from the Nazi invasion of their country rehearsing in the gardens of Farley Hall near Matlock. The refugees ran their own theatre in the hall.  (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images).
November 1939: Czechoslovakian refugees from the Nazi invasion of their country rehearsing in the gardens of Farley Hall near Matlock. The refugees ran their own theatre in the hall. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images).

39 fascinating retro pictures from Derbyshire's forgotten life - including Matlock, Chesterfield, Buxton and more

This retro gallery takes a look at life across Derbyshire over the last century.

There’s plenty of great pictures, including fun in the snowy weather in Buxton as well as sporting fun in 1930’s Buxton.

We also have the spotlight on Chesterfield, Matlock and Belper.

There is also important matters which affected the whole county such as the coal mining industry featured, as well as WW2 POW’s getting stuck in with work around Whaley Bridge.

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