On a fine summer’s day there can be few more glorious places for a healthy walk than the majestic moorland landscape of North Derbyshire. But that same dramatic terrain, in the depths of winter, can be far less forgiving to those who stray off the beaten track. This has seldom been more tragically illustrated than in the harsh winter of 1953-54, when the Derbyshire shepherd Joseph Tagg lost his life in heart-rending circumstances on Howden Moor, in the Upper Derwent Valley.
Last month, William Morley shared memories of his years working in Derby’s building trade and posed a question for our readers. He recalled many building firms and the names of ironmonger shops but could not remember the name of the shop on the corner of Bold Lane and Cheapside, where he was given a bottle of whisky as a Christmas box every year. Many readers contacted Bygones – all with the name Wallace’s – and several shared their own recollections of this popular family firm.
BYGONE pictures often show the then Derby town centre, which was full of now long-gone shops and stores. But what the images do not show was the lucrative retail world of the St Peter’s Street and Cornmarket area. I worked in the multiple tailoring business in the 1960s. In those days, men generally had suits made to measure because made-to-measure was the same price as ready-mades, or, in the jargon of the day, off-the-peg suits.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".