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Heanor Pubs

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Shipley Postcards

Alfred Seaman Photos

Britannia Park

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   Stainsby House

Forgotten Place Names

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  Jehovah's Witnesses

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  Vicars of Heanor

War Memorials

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Ghost Stories

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  Ormonde Colliery

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Noted People

Henry Garnett




Eastwood Station

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Programme 2013/14

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Programme 2011/12

Programme 2010/11

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Programme 2008/9

Programme 2007/8

Programme 2006/7

Programme 2005/6

Programme 2004/5

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Heritage Corner

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Street Names

Follow the Master

Portrait of Heanor

Heanor Omnibus Co



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The Heanor and District Local History Society  was formed in 1968, and currently has a membership of around 150. The Society is registered as a charity in the United Kingdom (Registration number 1006799).

The objects of the Society are:
to promote interest and research in all aspects of the history of Heanor and District, by holding regular meetings, by publishing the useful results of research, and by acquiring and preserving items of historical interest to the area.

The Society's Committee deals with all aspects of the day to day running of the group.

Details of how to join the Society can be found on the Membership page, and new members are always welcome. As well as ordinary members, the Society occasionally elects persons to the position of Honorary Life Members, in recognition of the work they have done to support us. At the Annual General Meeting held in April 2005, this honour was formally given to George Eyre, who was a founding member of the Society, back in 1968. Mr Eyre gave the very first presentation to the Society, with a talk on the history of Codnor Castle. It is appropriate, then, that Mr Eyre was presented with a framed photograph of Codnor Castle. Other life members are Mr M.E. Burrows and Mrs J.C. Ferguson.

Mr George Eyre presented with a framed photograph of Codnor Castle by the Society's chairman, Roger Hull

 The Society holds meetings every month from September to July. Normally, the meetings from September through till May are held at the Wilmot Street Community Centre, Heanor, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, at 7.30pm. Everybody is welcome, whether members or not, to these informative presentations on a wide variety of local history topics, concerning not only the immediate area, but sometimes going a little further afield into Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The final two gatherings of the year, in June and July, consist of a visit to a local place of interest, often tied in to one of the presentations given previously in the season. The present year's Programme of events gives you a taste of the variety of presentations given.

Pictures of the Society's trip to Tissington Hall, Derbyshire, in May 2004.

In 1991, the Society established the Heanor Heritage Centre, situated in the old chapel in Marlpool Cemetery. Sadly, 2005 saw the closure of the Centre, and we are actively seeking new premises. However, temporary displays of photographs and other items of interest are regularly held at various locations. In 2009, we set up a permanent display in the Heanor Antiques Centre: see the Heritage Corner page for more information.

Over the years that the Society has been in existence, it has published numerous books and papers on the area. The publications page gives full details of all our published work.

Additionally, the Society produces a newsletter, free to members, nine times a year. Details of recent newsletters are available on this site, and previous newsletters (there's over 300 of them now!) and a comprehensive index are available at a very reasonable price - contact us for further details.

If you are interested in membership, details are available by following this link.

Society's Logo

The logo was designed by the Society's Committee in 1993, and was drawn by Alan Gill, who provided cover illustrations for the Society's first two publications.

The logo represents the principal industries of the Heanor area in the past, and includes pit head gear for coal mining, a framework knitting machine for the textile industry, and bottle kilns representing the pottery industry

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