A murder victim, sacred spring and war drama: the hidden secrets of Derbyshire

Derbyshire is blessed with a rich history, much of which is fortunately still tangible in around the county. There’s a plethora of spots scattered about where visitors are almost are transported back in time, and can truly get a glimpse of what Derbyshire was like years ago.

Some spots sit proud in plain sight, and are a marvels of man-made beauty, while others are hidden away, unsuspecting, and easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re looking out for. Here are some pictures taken by members of the Togs photographic group, created by the Derby Telegraph.

Each week they’re set a DT Togs themed challenge on Facebook. The brief for this challenge read: “Everything has links to the past. Here are what some of Derbyshire’s towns are villages are best, or maybe, least known for.” Those wanting to get involved with the Togs challenge can join the private Facebook group here.

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Our togs group members have been busy, snapping pictures of a range of historic spots, from Grade I listed buildings in the Peak District, to small artefacts on show at Cromford Mill, and even people taking part in medieval events. Here are some of the photos taken around the county that caught the attention of our Derbyshire Live photographer, Simon Deacon.