Free magazine reveals latest news about Peak District and Derbyshire Archaeology

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Friday 13 January 2017

Archaeology and Conservation in Derbyshire magazineArchaeology and Conservation in Derbyshire (ACID) – the annual magazine for people interested in local history – is out now.

Issue 14 of the free magazine ACID reports what archaeologists have discovered in Derbyshire and the Peak District over the past year.

The cover illustration is by artist Peter Lorimer and shows a dramatic impression of the fall of Duffield Castle around 1270.

Edited by well-known outdoor writer Roly Smith, the magazine provides 36 pages of articles by eminent archaeologists and historians, including:

  • images of the Derwent Valley from a new aerial laser survey – Steve Malone, project manager, Trent & Peak Archaeology;
  • industrial scale discoveries at Ecton Mine, Manifold Valley – John Barnatt, senior survey archaeologist (just retired), Peak District National Park;
  • digitising 135 years of the Derbyshire Archaeological Journal – Barbara Foster, secretary, Derbyshire Archaeological Society;
  • news of the Peak District Young Archaeologists Club – Martha Lawrence, curator of archaeology, Museums Sheffield.

The magazine is available free of charge thanks to the Peak District National Park and Derbyshire County Council who sponsor its production.

Ken Smith, cultural heritage manager for the Peak District National Park, said: “The magazine is our annual roundup of archaeological highlights and is a great source of information for people to catch up with the work of archaeologists in this area.

“It makes a fascinating read with a wide range of stories from prehistoric cave art to medieval cross slabs to nineteenth century copper mining. We hope the magazine will inspire people to find out more about the past in the Peak District – Britain’s first national park – and the county of Derbyshire.”

People can pick up a copy of ACID from Bakewell visitor centre, Peak District National Park HQ (Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE), from Derbyshire County Council libraries, and from local museums.

It is also available online at

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