The area covered by the Heanor and District Local History Society is wide and varied. As well as Heanor itself, an old hill top market town, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, there are many surrounding villages which are of equal interest. We cannot cover everything in just a few web pages, but we hope that all of the communities which go to make up the wider area are represented to a greater or lesser extent.
The numerous local history pages of the site are split into two categories -
The sections under this page cover the area geographically -
Langley Mill was the major industrial centre of the area, though before the Industrial
Revolution it was just a quiet rural river valley. The Langley Mill page covers the
rise (and fall) of the industries of the village, while Aldercar has a lot of detail
of the now disappeared Aldercar Hall, dating from the 17th century. There is also
a photo gallery of Langley Mill in flood -
The Marlpool and Langley page has information about the Marlpool United Reformed Church, the old Langley Swimming Baths, and "Langley Castle," which was not what it sounds! There is a separate page on Marlpool Cemetery.
Moving further afield, Shipley has details of the home of the Miller Mundy family,
and their mining wealth. There is also a collection of old postcards, and some examples
of experimental photography at Shipley Hall. There is also some recent history:
a general page on the ill-
Please let us know if there is anything specific you would like to see on our site
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