We’re bringing the very best of Derby and Derbyshire direct to you.

Welcome to the premier site on the internet dedicated to the history and heritage of Derby and Derbyshire.

We’ve got everything covered here – dating back to the Roman era all the way through to the end of the 20th century. On top of that you can look forward to in-depth looks at many of the stories and people woven into the fabric of the area. With contemporary documents and images available also, as well as a look at where you can visit in Derby and Derbyshire today, there will be something for everyone. At Derby Uncovered we believe that the history of Derby and Derbyshire is YOUR history and our aim is to bring as much of that history as possible to you. We’d also love to hear from you if you have a story to tell – if you have then please contact us.

The Silk Mill alongside the Derwent.

Derby Cathedral Tower.


We will be regularly adding more great content so make sure you keep coming back and subscribe to be kept up to date with all the latest news and updates from Derby Uncovered.


So, dive in, take look, and most of all – get in touch. If there’s anything you want to tell us or ask us, we’d love to hear from you.

A rich and varied fabric of people and events…

…woven into our history.

A rich and varied fabric of peopleAs you walk the streets of Derby or visit its surrounding county you might be surprised to find out about its history…. from Bonnie Prince Charlie to Harry Stevens – the inventor of the hot dog – a great deal of historical figures had a strong connection to Derby and Derbyshire and the events that have happened here. Derby Uncovered will bring those events directly to you.
Alongside our newspaper, this site will take a look at the various events over the years that shaped Derby and its surroundings and the people who left an indelible mark on our history.
So dive in and enjoy the story of somewhere that has, at times, been at the very crossroads of history for not just the local area, but also the United Kingdom and the World..

Derby and Derbyshire today…

…a wonderful place to visit.

Derby and Derbyshire todayDerby Uncovered will also be providing you with a regularly updated section on where you can visit in both Derby and Derbyshire.
Whether its museums, stately halls and homes, beautiful countryside, or historical locations we will have you covered.
It really is a wonderful place to visit – and we will help you do just that.
If you have an event that you want us to list, or a tourist attraction for people to visit, then please feel free to get in touch with us – we are more than happy to help

Read all about it…online and in print.

A new local publication plus many contemporary documents from across the years – heading your way.

As well as everything that you will be able to find online, Derby Uncovered is also be available in print format.
Every two months we release a tabloid publication – the first one is available here – that is distributed throughout Derby.
Packed full of fascinating insights into our area’s past, it is a must-read for anyone interested in Derby and Derbyshire
Don’t worry if you’re not in the circulation area though – you can either read each edition online or subscribe at our online store and have it posted to you.

Let us bring the history directly to you…

…it’s your history after all.

We’re bringing you the very best of the incredible history of the area spanning almost 2000 years including timelines, articles, reprinted publications, photos, maps and much, much more.
Of course, this website would be nothing without you – the people. We want you to think of both the website and the publication as yours and are looking for active contributors. If you have a story to tell or something to contribute, then please get in touch.
We look forward to hearing from you, and hearing your memories and recollections of Derby and Derbyshire over the years.