The great Derbyshire landowners of the 18th and 19th centuries were not only agricultural pioneers, but also financed major industrial developments. This course examines the history of five major families and their estates: the Curzons of Kedleston, the Harpur Crewes of Calke, the Cavendishes at Chatsworth, the Manners/Vernons at Haddon and the Sitwells at Renishaw. Two field trips are included.

Tutor: Stephen Bailey – Fee: £57.75 or free

Venue: WEA Centre, 1 Stand Road, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield, S41 8SW

Date: Thursday 10:15 -12:15pm, 7 meetings from 28 September 2017

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Call 0300 303 3464 for telephone bookings.