Dr Sally Hargreaves
Research Assistant at University of Leicester
After early retirement (from a varied medical career) I returned to my native Derbyshire and bought a quirky house. The latter prompted my new-found interest in Local History, encouraged by reading David Hey.
Some seven years later, much of which spent in record offices, I am no nearer to knowing the history of my house! I soon realised that, drowning in thousands of records dating back to the twelfth century, I did not know what I was doing so I enrolled on the Oxford University Diploma in Local History. I then took the MA at Leicester.
My dissertation ('People and society in Hopton 1650-1700') sparked my interest in this project.