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-
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 12 September 2017
Langley Mill and Aldercar: 1000 Years in 60 Minutes
Robert Mee describes more than just the industry.
Tuesday 10 October
The Cromford Canal
Hugely important to our area, as David Ratner explains.
Tuesday 14 November
Trust me! I’m your Plague Doctor
An extremely lively look at early medicines, by Eyam’s David Bell.
Tuesday 12 December
The Butterley Company
Tim Castledine examines this major local firm.
Tuesday 9 January 2018
The Victorian Fair -
A welcome return from Ann Featherstone, looking at fairground oddities of the past.
Tuesday 13 February
Ashbourne: Gateway to Dovedale
The history of the town, from medieval to Georgian times. With Danny Wells.
Tuesday 13 March
A Walk around Horsley Woodhouse
Our near neighbour, described by Louise Heaton.
Tuesday 10 April
The Framework Knitters of the East Midlands
Jane Whittaker explains this key industry and its history.
Tuesday 8 May
Annual General Meeting, followed by
In Sight of the Gibbet
True tales of the macabre, by author Ian Morgan.
Tuesday 12 June
Horsley Woodhouse Heritage Walk
Following on from the talk in March, this will be an actual walk, led by Alan Bannister.