For hundreds of years, Dronfield merchants cornered the market in the lead trade thanks to the indomitable efforts of the miners and smelters who helped them make their fortunes.

As part of the maiden Dronfield Arts Festival in early 2018, the story of the Derbyshire lead trade was told in a specially written and commissioned musical drama/documentary called Merchants of Fortune.

Subtitled How Dronfield Led the World in Lead, the show was performed at Dronfield Civic Hall following the Festival. The production was by Dronfield Musical Theatre Group in association with Dronfield Hall Barn and also featured local folk band Scuppered.

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