Derbyshire Libraries

Chesterfield Museum

Derbyshire Record Office

Picture the Past



The Hidden History of Tenants

The History of Council Housing

Independent Tenants Movement Not Consumer Panels
Short history of the tenants movement.

The real history of council estates
Natalie Bennett on living in (ex) council housing in London

A history of Chesterfield

Council Housing and Culture
Octavia Hill-trained managers in Chesterfield 1920s……

The Dog Kennels

Chesterfield Stories

Old Miner

Streets of Liverpool – Council Housing


Scottie Press

Social policy resources from Paul Spicker.

Elisabeth Blanchet
Includes a project taking photos of prefabs and their residents across North Eastern Derbyshire.

Killamarsh heritage society

Social Housing

Eckington Parish TV

Ian Nesbitt

Filmmaker; has made ‘A Model Community’ (2015) with residents of Bolsover Model Village, and ‘Settlers in England’ (2015) about the Oxcroft Settlement.  More information, and access to view both films, can be found on the website