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History Categorised by Theme

As well as the location pages, you will also find pages according to theme.

The industry section will hopefully later include separate pages on the main companies in the area – so far there are pages on Aristoc and Vic Hallam’s. Mining was a major employer in the area, and there are separate pages on Ormonde Colliery and on mine accidents.

Local personalities is another theme, and this section also has a topic on Henry Garnett, of Gunpowder Plot fame. A little more recently, a page tells the story of the suffragette movement in the area.

In view of the popularity of the theme of transport, this section is split further into pages on the local canals, railways (including a separate photo gallery on the now disappeared Eastwood and Langley Mill Station), and public transport (which has a separate page on the route numbers used by the MGO over the years).

A full list of local churches and chapels is included, and there are pages on the vicars of Heanor, the Langley Mill Baptist Church, the Heanor Baptist Church, and the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Kingdom Hall at Langley Mill. There is a page on the area’s war memorials, along with a specific page on the memorials of Heanor Grammar School.

We have a page on that rapidly-disappearing establishment – the public house. And a little more unusual is the page on local ghost stories – more tales are welcome!

History by Theme

Road Transport

Road Transport

The Midland General Story The Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Tramways Company was...

Railways

Railways

The growth of the railway around Heanor Map and Time-line Growth1832Famous meeting...

Canals

Canals

The junction of the Nottingham Canal with the Cromford Canal at Langley Bridge. The...

Transport

Transport

For any community, the history of its transport links is important. However, in the...

Henry Garnett

Henry Garnett

This page is slightly different, in that the story it tells is in the form of a...

Noted People

Noted People

(As well as this page, see also the pages on Henry Garnett and on the Suffragette...

Mine Accidents

Mine Accidents

With such a strong mining heritage, it is inevitable, if unfortunate, that there...

Ormonde Colliery

Ormonde Colliery

The last of the deep-mine pits to be opened in the Heanor area, Ormonde Colliery...

Mining

Mining

Mining of coal, and, to a lesser extent, ironstone, has been taking place around...

Aristoc

Aristoc

The Aristoc factory site on North Street, Langley Mill, also showing Ebenezer...