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The Magic Attic

Local History - Local Heritage - from Local Folk

Registered Charity No 1094124

We stage talks and exhibitions throughout the year in the Magic Attic, Sharpe’s Pottery Museum and in other locations around the local area.

Keep a regular check on this page or by following us on Facebook & Twitter to see what we’re up to.

Due to the demise of the Farmers Market we will now attend the regular Swadlincote market on the last Friday of every month.

We will attend the market from 9am - 2pm between March and December.

Come along to our stall on the Delph for a look at some of our images and publications.

SWADLINCOTE MARKET

Project News

The annual South Derbyshire Festival of Leisure takes place at the Maurice Lea Memorial Park in Church Gresley.

We will be exhibiting a large number of pictures from our archive covering a number of different topics.

We will also have a number of our publications for sale.

Festival of Leisure

Sat 24th June & Sun 25th June 2017
1pm - 5pm


2016 Dates



We are very excited to have been passed hundreds of rolls film from the 1960's - much of it local. So far we have found footage of Ticknall, Linton, Melbourne, Stapenhill Gardens/Ferry Bridge, Gresley and much more.

We will be working over the coming months to digitise much of this footage and will then host a series of Film Evenings - so watch this space for details.

2017 sees us celebrating our 30th birthday later in the year.

Keep a look out on here for more news about how we will be marking this important milestone in our history.

Find out all about our journey by reading The History of the Magic Attic Archives - in a Nutt Shell