Eyre today, down under tomorrow!


As the Australian touring cricket team completes its Ashes tour, retired doctor John Spencer looks at just how prominent down under is a famous Derbyshire family name.

THERE HAVE BEEN EYRES in Derbyshire for nearly a thousand years. The small Eyre Chapel in Great Longstone Church is a reminder of the days when aristocratic families had their own  space at church services and there are ancient Eyre crests on the church walls…