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The Magic Attic

Local History - Local Heritage - from Local Folk

Registered Charity No 1094124

It is with great sadness that we must inform everyone that our dear friend and fellow volunteer, Chris Wood passed away on Thursday August 10th.

Chris’ funeral will take place on Wednesday, August 30th at 10.30 at Fradley Crematorium WS13 8GA.

Reception afterwards at Darnsworth Golf Club, Lichfield WS14 9JG

Donations can be made to the Myeloma Charity and the Royal Derby Hospital Dialysis Unit.



7pm - 9.30pm


2pm - 5pm


2pm - 5pm &

7pm - 9.30pm


10am - 1pm

The Magic Attic is a large local history archive located in South Derbyshire at the Sharpe's Heritage Centre, West Street, Swadlincote.

The archive contains newspapers, photographs, maps, artefacts and family history information for South Derbyshire and surrounding areas.

Visitors and enquiries from outside the region and from abroad are also given every assistance and are equally welcome. We work in close association with the libraries of Swadlincote and Burton on Trent and with most of the local history groups.

Latest News

A Place for Serious Research or Gentle Reminiscence

Chris Wood

A Little Look Back

130 Years A Go

General Boulanger, the ex-War Minister of France, has challenged M. Jules Ferry to fight a duel because of certain sarcastic allusions made in a speech at Epinal.

The Burton chronicle
AUGUST 4th 1887

The Magic Attic Mystery

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