LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
We meet on the second Tuesday of the month, 10am at members’ houses or places of special interest
A restricted (in size, not enthusiasm) group of six met for the first time since lockdown, for a walk around sunny Swanwick. Rosemary entertained us with her encyclopaedic knowledge of Swanwick and its people. You should write a book, Rosemary! Towards the end of a pleasant and illuminating walk two more dropped in to say hello, one with four legs.
Having tried our skills at socially distancing, our next meeting will be open to all, no number restriction, but we will split into two groups if more than six turn up. This will be on Tuesday 8 September at Darley Abbey, Derby, meeting at the car park to Darley Park (free), off Darley
Street, at 10am.
The walk is almost two miles, with some hills, and will look at the history of the abbey, the village and mills. There is a café, and toilets, in Darley Park, although this is on a takeaway basis. Let Graham know if you are thinking of attending.
Also online, visit Heritage Open Days for buildings open in the period 11 to 20 September. Not
many open locally, but some further afield worth travelling to, and some virtual openings for
those of you with a computer.
If you are interested in joining the Group or would like to find out more about it, please get in touch with the Group Co-ordinator through the CONTACT page on this website.
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