Picture of past

Past Times: Hannah Siddall, five, and Isabella Pilia, seven, have fun dressed as Victorian ladies at the Picture the Past event at Belper Library.
Past Times: Hannah Siddall, five, and Isabella Pilia, seven, have fun dressed as Victorian ladies at the Picture the Past event at Belper Library.

EXCITED people — young and old — went along to Belper Library to be transported back to Victorian times.

As part of the celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of the Derwent Valley Mills being declared a World Heritage Site, visitors to the library on Bridge Street could have their photographs taken in Victorian fancy dress.

Families and individuals dressed up to pay just 25p for a snap. One woman was particularly excited by the event and revealed she also collected Victorian underwear!

The library also hosted trace your ancestor sessions, history classes, a photo quiz, and photo displays.