Project Description

Six Streets History is part of a thriving community group and we wanted show how the war affected our neighbourhood. Our group researched men serving in the forces, women and families left behind and how other events shaped local lives. From this research we produced a pop up exhibition displayed around our streets during other community events (eg Arts Trail and Street Sale).These panels, featuring local residents and their war efforts, were posted near the houses they lived in. These panels are now available to download from our website. A printed folded out leaflet (also available as a download) was posted to every house in the neighbourhood. We also organised two performances of “The Second Minute”, a play based on letters from the Sherwood Foresters Archive commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse, - one performance in the community; the other in a local secondary school. Museum trips for our community were arranged to Imperial War Museum North and the National Railway Museum in York. Our main funding was from the HLF (First World War: Then & Now) . We also received funding from Darley Neighbourhood Board (Derby City Council) and Nottingham University Centre for Hidden Histories. Most of the research was undertaken by a group of five people but other members of the community were involved in event organisation.
Local Residents visit a pop-up exhibition about their neighbourhood in World War One


Organised by

Six Streets History


East Midlands


DE22 1HA



2014-06-04, 2016-09-30


Six Streets Derby


DE22 1HA

Focus and Research

Resources used for research

Register of Electors Lists, local newspapers, word of mouth information from local people, online records including military records and census return, church records

Project Evaluation