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 11 September 2018
Inn Signs and Local History
A fascinating look at local history as seen through pub signs and names, with Robert Mee.
Tuesday 9 October
The Victorian Circus
Ann Featherstone looks at the circus during its Victorian heyday.
Tuesday 13 November
The final year of the conflict, with reference to William Gregg, by Gareth Howell.
Tuesday 11 December
He’s Behind You!
Oh no he isn’t! Our own Alan Brougham takes a trip to the panto.
Tuesday 8 January 2019
The Life and Adventures of Henry Walker, R.N.
Another voyage through family history with Stephen Flinders.
Tuesday 12 February
The Bennerley Viaduct
Kieran Lee shares the story of the Great Northern line structure.
Tuesday 12 March
The story of Sir Richard Arkwright and the cotton-
Tuesday 9 April
The History of Stained Glass Windows
Tony Waldron explores this feature of almost every church.
Tuesday 14 May
Annual General Meeting, followed by
The River Trent
Richard Stone on how the Trent has shaped the area for thousands of years.
Tuesday 11 June
An evening heritage walk around the town centre, led by Robert Mee.
Our opening talk of the new season
Victorian Circus Poster
The East window in St Lawrence’s church