Alison Uttley and Florence Nightingale; two strong women with local Derbyshire connections.

On 30 October Denis Judd gave a talk at Cromford on Alison Uttley and Florence Nightingale; two strong women with local Derbyshire connections. This was part of the very varied World Heritage Sites Discovery Days programme in the Derwent Valley, and marked the centenary of Florence Nightingale’s death. Simon Groom’s BBC TV short profile of Alison Uttley was then shown. After the interval Joyce Varty read entertainingly from Alison’s writing about Cromford, and Pete Castle sang some appropriate folk songs. A very successful evening ended with the auctioning of the first editions of some of Mrs. Uttley’s books.

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