Programme 2007-8



What's New

Future Plans


Local History Topics

... by location

Heanor Pubs

  The Market Place

  Memorial Park

Langley Mill

Langley Mill Floods




Marlpool & Langley


Shipley Postcards

Alfred Seaman Photos

Britannia Park

Britannia Craftsmen


   Stainsby House

Forgotten Place Names

... by subject

Churches & Chapels

  Heanor Baptist

  Jehovah's Witnesses

  Langley Mill Baptist

  Vicars of Heanor

War Memorials

  Grammar School

Ghost Stories

Local Industries


  Vic Hallam Ltd


  Ormonde Colliery

  Mine Accidents

Noted People

Henry Garnett




Eastwood Station

Road Transport

MGO Bus Routes


Society News

Committee Members

Programme 2013/14

Programme 2012/13

Programme 2011/12

Programme 2010/11

Programme 2009/10

Programme 2008/9

Programme 2007/8

Programme 2006/7

Programme 2005/6

Programme 2004/5

Programme 2003/4

Heritage Corner

   Heritage Centre

Other Displays


Street Names

Follow the Master

Portrait of Heanor

Heanor Omnibus Co



   Newsletter Index


Contact Us  

Useful Links

The new season has been extended for the first time in the Society's history. We will now hold nine indoor meetings, from September through to May, together with two or more trips in the early summer.

The Society's meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Wilmot Street Community Centre. All start at 7.30pm (the December Meeting commences at 7.00pm). All our meetings are very well attended, and on occasions can be standing-room only - 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 - the day is rapidly approaching that we will have to close the doors!

(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 Market Hotel; after passing the first junction (with Mundy Street) there is a car park on your right, and the Community Centre is adjacent to that.)

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.

Tuesday 11 September 2007
The Changing Face of Heanor and District
A "then-and-now" slide show, of the changes to the Heanor area, presented by our Chairman and Treasurer, Roger Hull and Robert Mee.

Tuesday 9 October 2007
Florence Nightingale and the 95th Foot
Derbyshire nursing pioneer, Florence Nightingale, and her links with the 95th Regiment, later part of the Sherwood Foresters. An illustrated talk by Clive Tougher.

Tuesday 13 November 2007
Once Upon a Pantomime
An evening of seasonal and historical entertainment presented by Trevor Lee.

Tuesday 11 December 2007 (7.00pm)
Owd Ilson
A look at the history of our near neighbour Ilkeston, in a talk given by Stephen Flinders.
(nb - Change from the previously publicised speaker)

Tuesday 8 January 2008
The History of Nottingham Cinemas
A filmshow presented by Les Henshaw.

Tuesday 12 February 2008
Farmhouses Through Time
Blue Badge Guide, Keith Blood, gives us a tour of farmhouses around Derbyshire.

Tuesday 11 March 2008
A History of Coalmining in Nottinghamshire
Heanor was a mining community, and so many of our forefathers walked a few miles to pits in Nottinghamshire. This talk by David Amos covers the importance of the industry to the surrounding area.

Tuesday 8 April 2008
Codnor Castle and its Park
After our AGM, Brian Key, gives an illustrated talk on the oldest surviving remains in the area.

Tuesday 13 May 2008
A History of Heanor Grammar School
The key stages of the school's history, from 1893 to 1976, are explained by Robert Mee. Hopefully (!), our publication on this same topic will be available by the time of this meeting.

Tuesday 10 June 2008
An evening guided walk around Darley Abbey.

Saturday 5 July 2008
to the National Coal Mining Museum, at Caphouse Colliery, Wakefield.

A shopping precinct in Langley Mill - but what used to be here?

Florence Nightingale, "the Lady of the Lamp."

The Coat of arms of the Borough of Ilkeston

A fifties class at Heanor Grammar - including headmaster Mr Sykes, and Form Master Mr Hinds.


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