Research

Mary Smedley Papers

Mary Smedley was Chairman of Belper Historical Society until shortly before her death in 2020.

Mary also had been the Manager of Strutt’s North Mill Museum and had carried out extensive research about Belper and its history over many years.

The society is happy to present some of her findings on these pages.

Former Belper Historical Society Chair, Mary Smedley
Nail warehouse on Marsh Lane Belper

Nailing in Belper

The Acorn public house on Mill Street Belper

Public Houses in Belper