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 have been standing-
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 -
You don't have to be a member of the Society to attend our meetings -
Tuesday 12th September 2023
19th Century Radical Politics in Heanor
Paul Jones looks at the early politics in the area.
Tuesday 10th October
Teacher, Trader, Lion-
Alice Wheeldon and the Pear Tree Conspiracy; with Ian Green
Tuesday 17th October
Heanor History Quiz
Join us for an evening quiz at the Heanor Miners Welfare
Tuesday 14th November
“My Mum had One of Those!”
Janet and Paul Barrass on the things our mothers owned
Tuesday 12th December
The Ealing Comedies
The pinnacle of British cinema, with Robert Mee
Tuesday 9th January 2024
Ilkeston Electric Tramway
Stephen Flinders on the town’s pioneering tramway system
Tuesday 13th February
Punch and Judy to busking, told (and sung) by Dave Mooney
Tuesday 12th March
My Derbyshire Life
With Ashley Franklin, radio presenter and photographer.
Tuesday 9th April
The Linby Pancakes
Gareth Howell on a Viking army and the history of Pancake Day.
Tuesday 14th May
Archaeologist Dr James Wright talks about secret tunnels and other myths.
Tuesday 11 June
A trip to Bromley House Library, Nottingham
The city’s hidden library, founded in 1816.
Frank, the Xylophone man, Nottingham
Early tram on Bath Street, Ilkeston
Alice Wheeldon and her “co-