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Heanor & District Local History Society



2021/2 Programme


After over a year without in-person meetings, we are pleased to announce a full programme of events for 2021/2, starting on 14th September.

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.

14th September 2021

HEANOR & DISTRICT LISTED BUILDINGS

Gordon Shaw takes a look at our significant local buildings



12th October 2021

KNITTERS, NAILERS & TRAITORS

Belper and the Industrial Revolution

David Skillen on how a Derbyshire town changed the world



9th November 2021

BOLSOVER CASTLE THROUGH THE AGES

with Ian Morgan: from humble Norman origins to a pleasure palace



14th December 2021

SEASONS GREETINGS - A CHRISTMAS MISCELLANY

Ann Featherstone looks at Christmas customs through the ages



11th January 2022

MILITANT FEMINISM 1900-1918

with Ian Green: from tearoom chatter to bomb attacks



8th February 2022

VIC HALLAM - ONE MAN AND HIS COMPANY

Robert Mee repeats the story of the major Langley Mill employer



8th March 2022

WAR HEROES TO ENEMIES OF THE STATE?

Gareth Howell on the Life, Work and Struggles of the Coal Miners



12th April 2022

D. H. LAWRENCE

with Dr Andrew Harrison. A look at the life of this local author



10th May 2021

ORMONDE COLLIERY

David Amos celebrates its history, 50+ years on



June 2022

(TO BE ADVISED)



Doctor Donovan’s Memorial, Marlpool

Bolsover Castle today

Ormonde Colliery, 1967