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Heanor & District Local History Society



2016 - 2017 Programme


The Society holds its meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Wilmot Street Community Centre. Meetings start at 7.30pm. All our meetings are very well attended, and on occasions can be standing-room only - especially if the subject is particularly "local" in its nature, or if it is a subject that has mass appeal. We would recommend that you don't leave it to the last minute to arrive.

To get to the Wilmot Street Community Centre, in the centre of Heanor, turn onto Wilmot Street at the side of the Market Place, directly opposite the King of Prussia public house; after passing the first junction - with Mundy Street - there is a car park on your right, and the Community Centre is adjacent to that. For those of you with 'Sat Nav', the postcode is DE75 7EF. (There is a map on the Contact page.) Please be aware that the car park next to the Centre is now Pay and Display, even in the evening!

You don't have to be a member of the Society to attend our meetings -  visitors are always welcome. Non-members are invited to contribute a donation to the Society at their discretion.


Tuesday 13 September 2016

Forty Years of Shipley Country Park

The recent anniversary commemorated by Brian Key and Frank Bacon.



Tuesday 11 October

I & R Morley
Yvonne Wright
looks at a company which was so important to our history.



Tuesday 8 November

Waterloo - the Aftermath

Tim Burgin gives us “part 2” of the story he started last year.



Tuesday 13 December

Sydney Race’s Nottingham Nights

Goose Fair, shop shows, and theatres - with Ann Featherstone.



Tuesday 10 January 2017

Terror from the Skies

Steve Flinders tells of the night the Zeppelins came.



Tuesday 14 February

Life in and around Old Heanor

This sounds like a couple of our old books! You can’t get more local than this talk by Brian Key.



Tuesday 14 March

Policing in Nineteenth Century Derbyshire

Heanor will get a mention in this one too - with Robert Mee.



Tuesday 11 April

Annual General Meeting, followed by
Nottingham Suffragettes - how they Won the Vote
A welcome return visit by Rowena Edlin-White.



Tuesday 9 May

Customs and Traditions of the Peak District

Keith Blood presents a miscellany of local practices.



Tuesday 13 June

The Pentrich Rising

An extra meeting this year, with a talk by Mike Parkin, to commemorate the Pentrich Revolution, the bicentenary of which is four days earlier.



Tuesday 11 July

What’s left in Langley Mill? An evening history walk led by Robert Mee.

On our doorstep for the last 40 years.

Zeppelin raids in the East Midlands.

Officers of Glossop Police Force.

Canlins Castings, Langley Mill.