Saturday, 7 September 2019

Counties of the UK: Derbyshire

This is the next instalment of a monthly feature going through the Counties of the UK in alphabetical order to check out things of interest.  I hope you enjoy it

Location – In the Midlands of England.

Pronounciation – dar + bee +sher

Nicknames – Derbys


County seat – Derby (funny that!) (home to about 30% of the population)

Unusual town name - Glossop

Flower – Jacob's Ladder

Signature foods – Derbyshire oatcakes, Bakewell pudding, Buxton Pudding, Derbyshire Fidgety Pie

Famous places to visit – Kinder Scout, Chatsworth House, Melbourne Hall gardens, Stepping Stones (Dovedale), Hardwick Hall,  Kedleston Hall

Famous businesses/brands – Rolls Royce,

Famous people from Derbyshire – Jon Gadsby, Harry M Stevens (invented the hot dog), Arthur Lowe, Sir Charles Fox (engineer), John Oliver (comedian), Vivienne Westwood, Ellen Macarthur (sailor), Timothy Dalton, Hilary Mantel (author), John Hurt, Bess of Hardwick, Joseph Wright (painter), Thomas Cook

Go to this Pinboard to see the Counties of the UK.

1 comment:

  1. So interesting! Now I’m off to see that pin board!


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