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June 2024 – Bromley House Library

June 2024 – Bromley House Library

Walk up Angel Row in Nottingham, past the Bell Inn from the Market Place. You probably won’t notice it, but between the Barnardo’s Charity Shop and Nandos there is a doorway, a door into the past. The Society’s trip this year was a visit to the...
May 2024 – Library Display

May 2024 – Library Display

After long discussions with County Library Services, the History Society has now been given the go-ahead to buy a display cabinet for display in the Local History Section at Heanor Library. The first display features the history of Heanor Grammar School – quite...
Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

A few stories to while away a winter’s night……… The Tantum Ghost The most famous ghost story of the area, dating from 1795, is told by William Howitt to the author R.D. Owen in his book, “Footfalls on the Boundary of Another World.”...
MGO Trolleybus and Bus Routes

MGO Trolleybus and Bus Routes

The combined Midland General Omnibus Company and Notts and Derbys Traction, ran a large number of routes through both counties. Many of the routes remained unchanged throughout the existence of the companies (and are still being used today). MGO bus battling with the...
Eastwood & Langley Mill Station

Eastwood & Langley Mill Station

When you speak of Langley Mill Railway Station, you normally mean the existing station, near to the church. (See Railways for a chronology of rail activity in the area.) This was part of the Midland Railway network. However, Langley Mill also had another station, on...