Programme 2010-11



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 14 September 2010
Heanor & District in the 1950s
An era not so long ago, recalled  by Brian Key.

Tuesday 12 October 2010
Barrels and Bombs - Stanton Ironworks at War
Recently discovered film footage from the Erewash Museum, Ilkeston, presented by Stephen Flinders.

Tuesday 9 November 2010
In Grandma Gell's Kitchen
Carol Barstow
looks at local food and cookery in the eighteenth century.

Tuesday 14 December 2010
Shadows and Shades - Shipley Country Park
A presentation by Mu Stubbs on the impact of the Miller Mundy dynasty on Shipley.

Tuesday 11 January 2011
How to Sell your Wife!
Richard Stone
looks at marriage, divorce, and some less formal customs, through the ages.

Tuesday 8 February 2011
Canal Boat People
The difficulties of family life through 200 years on the barges. Explored by Dr Wendy Freer.

Tuesday 8 March 2011
Vic Hallam - a Man and a Company
A major employer in Langley Mill - gone but not forgotten. With Robert Mee.

Tuesday 12 April 2011
The Canary Girls of Chilwell
Preceded by the AGM, Maureen Rushden tells the story of the munitions workers of the first world war.

Tuesday 10 May 2011
D.H.Lawrence - The Early Years
Our most famous local author - a presentation by the DH Lawrence Society.

Tuesday 10 May 2011
19th Century Belper
Adrian Farmer
describes life and times in a nearby town.

Tuesday 14 June 2011
A visit to Eastwood, to look at the heritage of D.H.Lawrence. (Full details later.)

Tuesday 14 June 2011
A walking tour around Belper to tie in with the May talk. (Full details in our May Newsletter.)

Saturday 2 July 2011
A whole day trip to Eden Camp in Yorkshire.(Full details later.)

Heanor Library - opened in 1959. Built by Vic Hallam Ltd, so it fits in with two of our talks this year!

Shipley Hall - home of the Miller Mundy family

It was not always man's work on the canal - a photo taken at Langley Mill in the early 1900s

An aerial view of Vic Hallam's - 1950s/1960s

D.H. Lawrence


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