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-
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 King of Prussia
public house; after passing the first junction -
You don't have to be a member of the Society to attend our meetings -
Tuesday 10 September 2019
Medieval Medicine, Superstition & Science
Did medics deserve their bad reputation? By Gareth Howell.
Tuesday 8 October
Jordan Cobb gives the history of the Staffordshire estate turned into a theme park.
Tuesday 12 November
World War I Conscientious Objectors
The story of Heanor and Ilkeston pacifists, with Ian Green.
Tuesday 10 December
Crich Tramway Museum
Roger West and Frank Bagshaw describe this local living museum.
Tuesday 14 January 2020
Fingerprint Evidence & History
The history of dactyloscopy (!). With Paul Newsham.
Tuesday 11 February
The Adventures of an Edwardian Balloon Parachutist
Tony Waldron tells the story of Dolly Shepherd, a sky-
Tuesday 10 March
When Dracula came to Derby
Anne Featherstone -
Tuesday 14 April
A look at the life of this local author, with his biographer Dr Andrew Harrison.
Tuesday 12 May
Annual General Meeting, followed by
Vic Hallam: One Man and his Company
A repeat performance for this talk on this very local firm. With Robert Mee.
Our opening talk of the new season
The Crich Tramway Village
The discovery of fingerprints played an important part in the fight against crime.