Welcome to the newly-updated Belper Research website. A complete overhaul of the site was long overdue, especially with the amount of data now uploaded that requires a wider page-width to be readable.
This website is a personal one, unconnected to any societies or groups. Its original purpose ten years ago was to explore the facts surrounding my old house in Belper, and the land on which it stands.
Although not born in Belper, I once lived in a 250-year old cottage here that was crying out for restoration and in addition had a fascinating history. Developing an interest in Belper's history, I conducted sporadic research into the house, and the area (once called Shortlands) in which I lived.
However, while this is fascinating to me, it is of little genuine interest to visitors to this website, who mainly come looking for data to help in their own family research. Therefore, the decision was taken to turn over the website to other topics, in the hopes that it will provide a service to the wider public.