Tales from the Derbyshire Dales
Trip Start Dec 30, 2012
54Trip End Jun 27, 2013
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I came with Derbyshire trying to keep my expectations realistic. I had no idea if we would be able to find out anything about my grandmother's past or if it had all faded away. We spent a day and a half going through old records and maps at the Derbyshire Public Records office, and the best part is I was able to find the present day location of my grandmother's birthplace, and the cottage is still there
Even if we hadn't found anything I would have still been pleased with our visit here. The English countryside is so picturesque, although driving on narrow country roads on the "other side" sometimes left us breathless. Afternoon tea, a proper Sunday roast, one flat "tyre", a handful of pints, some Chinese take away, scones with clotted cream and one slice of chocolate Guinness cake rounded out the days of research and exploring.