Six Streets and World War One


Six Streets History have been exploring the impact that  war had on our neighbourhood as part of a two year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

As well as researching the stories of the men who went away to fight we have been looking at the effect the war had on the families still at home and how the war affected our neighbourhood and Derby.

Our history guide which is the final part of our HLF funded project has been delivered to all houses in the Six Streets area. 

It can be downloaded here 


Our Project... 

"Lest We Forget" Individual stories of local people from World War One 


If you are interested in getting involved and would like more details of volunteer opportunities please contact us at [email protected], contact Diane Moss through the website or post a note to 50 White Street.

If you have information about this area or any of the people who lived here during World War One please get in touch.

email [email protected] or contact 34 or 50 White Street. 



Email Newsletter

Six Streets & World War One
27 & 28 June 2015 
in conjunction with Six Streets Arts Trail 
 Six Streets History are exploring the impact World War One had on our neighbourhood.  Around the area during the weekend of the Arts Trail you will find pop-up information panels telling the stories of some of the residents who were directly affected by the war.  Most of the names of the men who served with the Armed forces have come from the Electoral Roll for 1918; Most of those who were killed were traced through the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (  We have started to search the newly released Red Cross records of volunteers, mainly women who worked as VADs (Voluntary Aid Detachment) and so far we have identified five women from our area that volunteered as nurses, cooks or helped with sewing.  We are especially grateful to people all over the country who have responded to requests for information about our relatives, or have contacted us following appeals to local media.
We are also hosting an exhibition at Broadway Baptist Church all through the Arts Trail Weekend ? come and meet the team and find out more ? you can also talk to us about our project and what we hope to do next and, if you are interested, find out about getting involved.
Are you interested in researching YOUR Ancestors and their part in World War One?
During the weekend Genealogy consultant Kevin Brown of ?Relative Strangers? will be on hand to offer advice on how to get started on discovering your family?s involvement in World War One.  Kevin can advise you on what sources and websites to use and the best way to start.  Kevin has been involved in researching men from the Six Streets for the history group but he also has an interest in Conscientious Objectors and has started to help us find out more about a man from Kedleston Road who was a CO during the 1914-18 war. (Kevin will be available on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday)
If you have information about this area or any of the people who lived here during World War One please get in touch ? email [email protected] or contact 34 or 50 White Street.Streets History have launched email newsletters giving information about events in our HLF funded project and featuring articles on the history of our area and the residents.   

During our project Six Streets History distributed a quarterly newsletter by email. Back copies of the newsletter are available as pdf copies from this website. Please feel free to print off copies for friends and neighbours without access to a computer.