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Latest Website Updates

The aim of this page is to chart the development of the web site – if you’re an infrequent visitor, you can check here to see what has changed since you last visited. The page only lists major alterations and additions (including new photographs) since the major rewrite of the site was completed.

Latest Amendments

June 2024 - Brand new website design and layout to aid in mobile responsiveness and user interaction.

Latest News

Latest Pages with Amendments

Here lists the pages with recent changes. These are listed in order of latest update and dated with when the update took place. 

Historic updates, under the previous website design


1/6/20The 2020/1 Programme is published
29/5/20New page – Newsletters 50th  – looking at the changes in our newsletters since 1970
25/5/20Several new photos added to the “slider” on the Home page.
Oops  – we forgot to update this log for several years!
11/5/16The 2016/17 Programme is published
11/6/15The 2015/16 Programme is published
10/6/15New page – Visit to Mapperley village
7/2/15New page – Heanor from Above
12/1/15New page on Marlpool Cemetery
3/1/15Addition of feed from our Facebook page onto the Home page.Photo of Alfred Seaman’s Ilkeston shop on the Shipley Alfred Seaman Photographs page.
31/12/14Completion of web-site conversion.New logo introduced.
27/12/14Newsletters page finally brought up to date (not done since 2009!)
25/12/14New photo of pit pony on History Themes page, and of Godkin opencast site on this page.
18/12/14New page featuring our “We want your memories” questionnaires
14/11/14New page on the local suffragette movement
20/8/14Work commenced converting the old website – almost all information is unchanged, but with a new layout and some new photographs.
Old Site
28/4/12The 2012/13 Programme is published.
12/9/11Our latest publication is launched – The Origin of Heanor & District Street Names.
19/6/11The 2011/12 Programme is available.
24/1/11New page on Heanor Memorial Park
6/9/10New page on the Heanor Baptist Church
30/8/10New page on Ormonde Colliery.
8/4/10The 2010/11 Programme is published.
14/11/09A new page on the craftsmen’s workshops of Britannia ParkAnother picture of he MGO bus crash on the Public Transport page
15/10/09A new page on Stainsby HouseMore information and photographs on the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Langley Mill
15/7/09A new publication on the history of the Heanor and District Omnibus Company
12/7/09First hand account of the MGO bus accident on the Public Transport page
27/5/09New page on the Heritage Corner at Heanor Antiques CentreNew page on the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at Langley Mill
11/3/09The 2009/10 Programme is available.
1/3/09Aerial photograph of Codnor Castle North Court
6/12/08New Photographs: Red Lion Square and Smalley Lodge on Local History Topics page; Heanor Market from the Church Tower; Fabrication shed at Vic Hallam’s; and Heanor Gate Station and Cromford Canal at Stoneyford on the Transport page.
26/9/08New page on photographs of Shipley by Alfred Seaman, circa 1890
13/5/08Our newest publication can now be seen: Follow the Master: A History of Heanor Grammar School, 1893 – 1976. Orders can be placed on-line using PayPal
2/5/08A new page on the war memorials of Heanor Grammar (Secondary) School
10/4/08Two additions to the Committee Members page, following the AGM.
1/4/08The 2008/9 Programme is now available.
11/12/07Amendment to the Aristoc page to show the names of the three girls featured.
20/9/07New page on Vic Hallam Ltd
13/9/07Two new photographs on the Churches and Chapels page
17/6/07Photograph of a Hartshorn carriage on the Useful Links page
22/4/07A complete Newsletter Index (from 1970 to present time) is now on-line. The page also has a photo of a Gypsy caravan at Langley Mill
7/3/07The 2007/8 Programme is now shown
1/2/07New Churches and Chapels page.New page on Langley Mill Baptist Church
2/1/07Addition to the Committee member page
1/11/06New page on Aristoc
15/9/06Page and photo gallery on Eastwood and Langley Mill Railway Station
8/7/06Photograph of bus crash on the Public Transport page.
18/5/06Article and picture on a neolithic stone axehead found at Laceyfields – see Marlpool &  Langley
13/3/06New page – photo gallery of Postcards of ShipleyNew page – the 2006/7 Programme of the Society”Another Foxhole Spirit” added to the Ghost Stories page.
7/2/06Additional text and pictures in the Other Displays page, covering our exhibition at the Ripley Tourist Information Office.
12/1/06George Bissill, and two of his paintings, added to Noted People
8/12/05New Page – The Ballad of Henry Garnett
1/11/05Two additional pictures on Britannia Park.Five additional pictures on the Langley Mill in flood page
4/10/05New Page – Britannia Park
1/9/05Photograph of Heanor Market Place during Royal Visit, 1914
13/7/051907 postcard of the Marlpool Cemetery chapels, on the Heritage Centre page.
3/7/05A small gallery of photographs showing Langley Mill in flood.
22/5/05Addition of article on Glew Lane in Forgotten Place NamesPhotographs of life-membership award to George Eyre in Society News
14/4/05Addition of the 2005-6 ProgrammePhoto of Co-op milk wagon on Station Road, Langley MillPhoto of the main line through Langley Mill on the Railway page
06/3/05New Page – Forgotten Place Names, including a photo of Hampden Street and 2 old mapsTwo new photographs of Langley Baths and the Butchers Arms
13/2/05New article on the Ghost Stories page, plus photograph of Loscoe Denby LanePhotographs of Furnace Lane and Dam Cottage added to the Loscoe page.
12/1/05New page on Aldercar Hall, and changes to the Langley Mill pageArticles on Billy Bestwick and AB Williamson added to Noted PeopleGhost Stories page now includes short section on murders at Hardy BarnMajor news on the Heanor Heritage Centre
24/12/04Publication of our new book “A Portrait of Heanor and District 1900 – 2004.” Orders can be placed on-line using PayPal
14/12/04New photograph of the Marlpool Congregational Church in 1937.New photograph of lakeside road on the Shipley page.
1/11/04New page on the War Memorials of the areaAddition of an old photograph to the Contact Us Confirmation page
2/10/04New page on Ghost Stories around HeanorAdditional article on Langley Mill in 1840, added to Langley Mill pageAddition of old post card of Codnor Castle on Codnor page
15/9/04Addition of the Mine Accidents pageInclusion of website statistics on the Home pageMinor changes to the Other Displays page.
10/7/04New page on the Rectors and Vicars of HeanorTrial of accepting donations via PayPal – see Home Page or Membership
2/6/04New page “Other Displays” on the work the Society is doing to promote an understanding of our local history.Picture of British Film Institute plaque in Heanor Town Hall on Heanor Market.Better picture of Trent Lock on the Canals page.Better picture of Tissington Hall in the 2003/4 Programme page.New photographs of society visit to Tissington Hall on the Society News page.
5/5/04Addition of the 2004-5 Programme, plus a few additional links.Changes to the Committee Members page after April’s A.G.M.
17/4/04Addition of page listing all regular bus routes of the MGO and Notts and Derbys Traction.Addition of this page, listing major changes to the site.
13/3/04Addition of text and photo of Elliott’s Chip Shop on Heanor Pubs page
9/3/04Launch of site