Our Missing Nightwatchmen

by Derbyshire Record Office in Matlock, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 6th July 2021 we successfully raised £3,520 with 132 supporters in 7 days

We want to buy this Nightwatchmen's report book from the 1830s, so it can be kept in Derbyshire and made freely available for all to see

by Derbyshire Record Office in Matlock, England, United Kingdom


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

Exclusive online talk

Belper Historical Society's Adrian Farmer will give an exclusive online talk about the report book and its place in the history of Belper. You'll be sent a link to join him live on Thursday 28 October at 7.00pm or to watch the recording afterwards.

£5 or more

Thank you certificate

Receive an e-certificate featuring images of the book, thanking you for contributing to the project.

£15 or more

Adopt the Nightwatchmen

Receive a personalised adoption e-certificate for the book.

£40 or more

11 of 20 claimed

Unique guided tour of Belper

Adrian Farmer will be your guide for a unique walk around Belper, following into the footsteps of our Nightwatchmen and the people they observed. Three walks will be organised in the spring of 2022, so you will have a choice of which one to attend, and you can even bring a friend as this reward entitles you two places on the walk. You will also receive a link to Adrian's online talk.

£50 or more

Join the Nightwatchmen

Have your name linked to the Nightwatchmen forever as it gets included in the Record Office's online catalogue, thereby showing all future generations how you helped bring the Nightwatchmen home. You will also be able to join one of Adrian Farmer's guided tours and attend his online talk.

£100 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Private tour of Belper

Arrange your own private tour of Belper with Adrian Farmer for up to six people. Follow in the Nightwatchmen's footsteps on a mutually convenient day in the spring of 2022. Your name will be included in the Record Office's online catalogue and you will also be able to attend Adrian's online talk.

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