After a weekend off in London I've come back and gone through my mail and found an enquiry about Ruth Needham of Duffield born 1767 from SW. I don't know much about the Needham's of Duffield so set about looking for them.
Then I came across the Diary of Thomas Needham from Horsley in Derbyshire who kept a diary between 1835 and 1875. It is on line at: http://horsley-village-diary.weebly.com/ . Take a look at it it's fascinating. I've written to the owners of the site asking permission to quote their work