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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 have been 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.

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 – 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. (There is a map on the Contact page.) Please be aware that the car park next to the Centre is now Pay and Display, even in the evening!

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.

10th September 2024

A (VIRTUAL) WALK ROUND HEANOR CEMETERY

An indoor version of last year’s walk – the history of the cemetery and its occupants, with Robert Mee

8th October 2024

SHIPLEY THEN AND NOW

Alyson Marriott tells us that it’s more than just a hall and a garden centre.

12th November 2024

THE ART OF WORLD WAR ONE

Danny Wells looks at how painting reflected the changing nature of war

10th December 2024

THE MARKET PLACE and LOCAL HERO – WILLIAM GREGG

Two short local talks, by Gordon Shaw and Robert Mee

14th January 2025

THE 1893 LOCKOUT

Paul Jones examines the local impact of this major industrial dispute in the mining industry

11th February 2025

POLITICS, POETRY AND POLAR BEARS

Ian Green looks at the unusual life of John Clarke

11th March 2025

BYGONE SHOPPING IN NOTTINGHAM

Pearson’s, Burton’s, Boot’s, Jessop’s, and the rest. With Chris Weir

8th April 2025

DON’T GET YOUR KNICKERS IN A TWIST

Paul and Janet Barrass on the history of underwear!

13th May 2025

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – THE END OF A 19th CENTURY HORROR STORY

Stephen Flinders on the development of Victorian cemeteries.

June 2025 (details later)

Visit to WINGFIELD STATION

One of the earliest railway station buildings in the world, and it’s just up the road.

The Cemetery Superintendent’s house, Marlpool Cemetery, c. 1960
The Superintendent’s house, Marlpool Cemetery, c. 1960
Crowds gather at Shipley on the death of the “last squire”, A.E. Miller Mundy, 1920
Crowds gather at Shipley on the death of the “last squire”, A.E. Miller Mundy, 1920
Investiture of Sgt Gregg, V.C.
Repression of the miners in 1893, from a Spanish publication, La Ilustración Española y Americana
Repression of the miners in 1893, from a Spanish publication, La Ilustración Española y Americana
Wingfield Station
Wingfield Station
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