The group has the primary aim of visiting or discussing areas of architectural interest. It is now holding Zoom meetings at 1pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
We are continuing our look at railway buildings. Anyone who has lived or
worked in Derbyshire knows we are seldom far from a railway line, even in the northern
moorland. At one time, seven different railway companies occupied or crossed Derbyshire;
each had its aims and characteristics, and the group will be considering the buildings the
companies produced, and what they tell us about that incredibly exciting time in British
history when engineering changed the face of the country and resulted in the "invention" of
new types of buildings.
Some still stand, though their builders would barely recognize them (Derby Station,
Chesterfield Station); some are lovingly preserved and serving their original purpose
(Staveley Roundhouse); others have been rescued and found other tasks (Derby
Roundhouse, Mickleover Station); some like South Wingfield Station stand sad and
neglected while waiting for promised restoration to begin. Anyone can join our search on
their next railway journey!
Use the link on the right to contact the group.