Programme 2009-10



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 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-room only - especially 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. For those of you with 'Sat Nav', the postcode is DE75 7EF.)

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 8 September 2009
200 Years at Denby Pottery
The history of a local pottery company with a world-wide reputation, explained by Linda Salt.

Tuesday 13 October 2009
The History of Canals and Waterways
A filmshow presented by Les Henshaw, telling the story of the UK waterway network, including the Falkirk Wheel

Tuesday 10 November 2009
A Seasonal Journey
David Cox
looks at the four seasons in the Heanor area.

Tuesday 8 December 2009
The M.G.O. - from Start to Journey's End
The lifetime of a bus company, described by Paul Chambers

Tuesday 12 January 2010
I-Spy - A Quizzical Look at the Heanor Area
Robert Mee invites you to identify where the photographs he shows were taken

Tuesday 9 February 2010
Canals and Railways of the Erewash Valley
The area's main transport links are explained by Brian Key.

Tuesday 9 March 2010
Notable and Notorious Women of Derbyshire
Exploring the lives and times of some of the exceptional women who have made an impact on our county. With Joan Ward.

Tuesday 9 March 2010
Grabbing the Headlines
A look at Derbyshire's newspaper publishing industry over the last 250 years. With Ruth Gordon.

Tuesday 13 April 2010
Florence Nightingale
Preceded by the AGM, Clive Tougher celebrates the life of this Derbyshire girl, in the centenary year of her death.

Tuesday 11 May 2010
Barrels and Bombs - Stanton Ironworks at War
Recently discovered film footage from the Erewash Museum, Ilkeston, presented by Stephen Flinders.

Tuesday 11 May 2010
The Baptists in Derbyshire
A history of the Baptist Church in the county, presented by Stephen Greasley.

Tuesday 8 June 2010
An evening walk around three of  Heanor's Churches, with guides around the buildings, in association with "Churches Together".

Sunday 4 July 2010
Visit to Manor Lodge, Sheffield, the home of Mary Queen of Scots during many years of imprisonment. .

Denby Pottery celebrates its 200th anniversary this year

The Falkirk Wheel, the rotating boat-lift built by the local Butterley Company.

A preserved Midland General bus

I-Spy a pub window - but which pub?

Barge on the Nutbrook Canal, Stanton, during the War.


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Last modified on 29 September 2013 12:49