Glossop Heritage Trust

Glossop Heritage Centre
Unfortunately the Heritage Centre has had to close due to the lack of funds.
Sales in the recession dropped off and the High Peak Borough Council's grant did not make up for the rent and running costs.
All artifacts are in safe storage and will be re-used when new premises are found.
The work of Glossop Heritage Trust continues and donations are always welcome!

Family group
What was the Heritage Centre all about?

The Heritage Centre was created by local enthusiasts drawn from the town's many voluntary organisations who wished to share the pleasures and interests of the town and surrounding countryside with a wider public. The Centre showed the way in which the town, its setting and its people have developed in the known ten thousand years of its history, so that both residents and visitors are encouraged to gain a better understanding of its unique character and tradition, which in turn should lead to a greater concern for its future.
The Heritage Centre was host to an extensive range of maps & plans, information sheets & booklets. There was a selection of old local photographs, old local newspapers back to 1880's, books and the Trust's own exclusive local photographic greeting cards for sale.
There was also an Art Gallery which housed a large collection of original paintings & prints offered by local artists for sale.
A permanent exhibition illustrated the area's past, from pre-history to the twentieth century, emphasising the strong influence on the town's economic and social structure made by the Dukes of Norfolk and the Victorian mill-owners. The exhibition featured an authentic Victorian Kitchen and numerous historical costumes. Regularly changing exhibitions were also held, usually illustrating specific aspects of the town's development and local subjects of general interest - natural history, arts and crafts, sporting activities, schools, family history, local history and the influence of the railways.
Glossop & the Nab

Local History Resources
Over the years that the Heritage Centre was open it amassed a large archive of interesting documents regarding the town's history. It is intended that all of the archives will become available for reference again in future.

Family History Resources
The Heritage Centre also received an increasing number of enquiries and requests from people researching their ancestry in the town. The Trust obtained assorted microfiche and CDs including trade directories, census returns, probate records, monumental & memorial inscriptions, the 1881 British Census & National Index and the Vital Records Index for the British Isles on CD Rom, numerous helpful lists & indexes for local censuses.

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Page last updated: 25 September 2017.
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