comedy 'The League of Gentlemen' is filmed in Hadfield, a small
village near Glossop in North Derbyshire.
Former Rams goalkeeper, Peter Shilton, holds the record for most
international appearances for England.
Famous philosopher, Herbert Chapman, was born in Exeter Street in
Derby city centre in 1820.
punk band, the Sex Pistols, were banned from playing in Derby
during their 1976 'Anarchy in the UK' tour. Derby City Council
banned the group because of their antisocial antics.
Street actress, Tracey Shaw hails from Belper. She spent two years
studying at South East Derbyshire College in Ilkeston.
The Peak District was the first national park in the country and
the Arboretum park was the first public park in Britain.
Kathleen Kennedy, sister of JFK, is buried in Edensor churchyard.
She was married to the Duke of Devonshire's elder brother.
Derbyshire's only number one single came courtesy of Jyoti Mishra
aka White Town. His single 'Your Woman' reached the top of the charts
in January 1997.
The UK's first purpose-built basketball arena is in Derby. It's
called the Thunderdome and is on Colombo Street - near to the Baseball
as we know it today, was founded by King Edward the Elder in 921
as a bastion against the resurgence of Vikings in the East Midlands.
world's biggest ever bowl of popcorn was prepared at UCI cinema
at the Meteor Centre in 1991. It took staff from the cinema three
days to complete the record, starting on August 23 and finishing
on August 26.
Barnes Wallis, who developed the world famous bouncing bombs during
World War II, was born in Ripley in 1887. Bouncing bomb crews carried
out practice runs over Ladybower reservoir.
striker Branko Strupar scored the first Premiership goal of the
new millennium. It came after four minutes against Watford at Pride
Fiona May, who represents Italy in Athletics, was raised in Derby.
Like Tracey Shaw, she attended South East Derbyshire College.
The Peak District contains over 50 reservoirs and several villages
had to be submerged to make way for them, including Derwent and
Ellen MacArthur, from landlocked Whatstandwell, made history this
year when she became the fastest woman to single-handedly circumnavigate
the globe non-stop.
TV series Peak Practice is set in the fictional village of Cardale
- this is, in fact, Crich in Derbyshire. The popular series has
filmed at several locations around the county.
George Clarke Simpson, who accompanied Captain Scott on his ill-fated
expedition to the Antarctic in 1912, was born in Derby. He lived
above his father's hardware shop in East Street in the city centre.
In Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice', Mr Darcy's huge estate,
called Pemberley, was set in Derbyshire.