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This is a place where I will be posting all sorts of things not just things relating to Derby and Derbyshire. On here you will find details of any videos I’ve made of things in Derby and also Time-lapse, stop motion animation, Tutorials etc. If I find some useful software for PC or iPhone then I will feature it here.I’m sure that there will be something of interest to someone on my many posts.Please leave comments on any posts if you like them.
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Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Melbourne, Derbyshire by car video now live.

Here is the driving route map

Peniston Lamb was a resident of Melbourne Hall in the 18th Century and in 1770 he was created into a peer, he took the title of of Lord of Melbourne. His son, the second Lord Melbourne, became Queen Victoria's first Prime Minister, and the Austrailian city of Melbourne was named after him! How many people know that!

Another of Melbourne's claim to fame is Thomas Cook, born in Melbourne in 1808, famous for bringing cheap holiday travel to everyone.
Thomas Cook was born in a cottage (now demolished) in Quick Close, at the top of High Street.
Thomas Cook died in 1892, having established his company as the pioneer of popular travel.

Another resident was Rowland Mason Ordish (1824-1886), he was an engineer noted for his work on the single-span roof of London's St Pancras railway station and also our very own Derby Market Hall in 1866.

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