This is a group for members with a local history interest. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month.
During the winter months, meetings are held in the Chestrefield Library Theatre at 2pm when speakers talk on a variety of local subjects. From April to October trips are made to local sites.
We have around 80 members and are always pleased to welcome new members, however the talks in the library in the winter are open to all members. There is no need to book, just turn up. (There is a charge of £3 for each of these meetings.)
Tuesday 5 October: Joseph Paxton
From a humble Bedfordshire background, Joseph Paxton became the Head Gardener at Chatsworth in Derbyshire by the age of 23. With his tremendous abilities and energy, allied to great support from the sixth Duke of Devonshire and his competent and devoted wife Sarah, he became a renowned gardener and plantsman, an engineer of distinction and a pioneer of modern architecture.
Speaker Danny Wells.
Tuesday 2 November: Derbyshire at Sea
Derbyshire is about as far from the coast as it is possible to be in the U.K. Yet the county has many connections with the sea, some of which might be expected, and others which are less widely known. In this PowerPoint presentation a dozen or so ways are highlighted in which Derbyshire is related to the sea.
Speaker Liz Keeley.