Programme 2005-6

 

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The Society's meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Wilmot Street Community Centre. All start at 7.30pm.

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.

The programme for 2005-6 has a distinctly local flavour to it, and includes two speakers for whom this is their first outing into the arena of local history talks.

Tuesday 13 September 2005
Heanor & Loscoe - A Family Story
An illustrated talk by society member Neville Sharpe, on his family history and their role in the history of these two communities.

Tuesday 11 October 2005
Goose Fair
A talk by Margaret Harrison on the most famous fair in the country, just 10 miles from Heanor and a regular haunt of our locals.

Tuesday 8 November 2005
A Tour of Amber Valley
Society member, Brian Key, gives an illustrated tour of the wider area around Heanor, which gives its name to the District Council under which we lie.
(A late change, due to the unavailability of the planned speaker, Joan Ward.

Tuesday 13 December 2005
Sweete Chevin Hills: Duffield, Derbyshire
Mu Stubbs and Graham Richards
, who have presented several interesting talks to the Society in the past, now turn their attention to the Duffield area, just a few miles away, and steeped in history.

Tuesday 10 January 2006
Motoring in the 20's and 30's
A series of films, presented by Les Henshaw, continuing the theme of early motoring which he commenced last year.

Tuesday 14 February 2006
Crime in Langley Mill
Our treasurer, Robert Mee, presents the findings of his research into crime in Langley Mill over the period of 20 years either side of 1900.

Tuesday 14 March 2006
Langley Mill Pottery - its History and Wares.
John and Jenifer Giblin
present a talk with the same title as their excellent book. (If you haven't yet seen it, you ought to hunt it out!)

Tuesday 11 April 2006
Annual General Meeting, followed by "A Heanor & District Miscellany," an experimental evening where we hope have a greater audience participation.

Tuesday 9 May 2006
Visit to Belper North Mill, one of the oldest examples of water-based cotton-spinning.

Saturday 17 June 2006
Visit to Renishaw Hall,  in north Derbyshire, home to the Sitwell family who also had connections with Smalley.

Goose Fair, Nottingham....
...then, when it was based in the Market Square (and geese were actually sold!), and...

... now, one of the largest funfairs in Europe.


The offices and factory of Lovatt and Lovatt Art Pottery, Station Road, Langley MIll

The Giblin's book on the history and products of the Langley Mill Pottery in its various guises over the years.

Belper North Mill, part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Renishaw Hall, near Killamarsh, Derbyshire

 

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