Meetings from 2011

Meetings for 2011


January 6th. Derbyshire Houses and Gardens. Norma Consterdine.

February 3rd. The History of Celanese. Jean and Fred Moss. Sid and Barbara Marson.

March 3rd. Epitaphs, Catherdrals and Churches. Bertel Hutchinson.

April 7th. AGM. The Archives Team.

May 5th. Florence Nightingale. Clive Tougher.

June 2nd Derby Buildings. Ken and Marie Garner.

July 7th. A Life Less Ordinary. Myra Challand.

August 4th. Life in the Big House. Ian Hingley.

September 1st. Langley Mill Pottery. Mr and Mrs Giblin.

October 6th. Magistrates Court. Glynn Plant.

November 3rd. Chaddesden. Peter Cholerton.

December 1st. Christmas Party. The Archives Team.


Meetings for 2012.


January 5th. Co-op Shops. Derek Palmer.

February 2nd. History at the Crossroads. Richard Felix.

March 1st . Croxden Abbey- Stydd Hall. Keith Blood.

April 5th. AGM. Archives. Andrew Bailey.

May 3rd. Joseph Wright – Painter of Light. David Parry.

June 7th. Derbyshire Sayings. Ian Hingley.

July 5th. History of Cartoons. Ken and Marie Garner.

August 2nd . Bonnie Prince Charlie. Richard Felix. Failed to Attend.

September 6th. Engineering of Butterly Co. Brian Key.

October 4th. Band of Brothers. Clive Tougher.

November 1st. Kedleston Hall. Pam Helm and Shirley Smith.

December 13th. Christmas Party.


Meetings for 2013


January 3rd.The history beneath our feet. Stephen Flinders

February 7th. The Tiger Moth. Dr Mark Edworthy.

March 7th. John Whitehurst. Jonathon Wallace.

April 4th. AGM Know your Chaddesden. Jean Moss.

May 2nd. Lady Arbella, the Queen that never was. David Templeman.

June 6th The Sleeping Beauty. Mike Kelly.

July 4th. Life in Georgian Times. Bruce Townsend.

August 1st. Kill or Cure. Joan Ward.

September 5th. Vic Hallam, 1 man and his company. Robert Mee.

October 3rd. The Coal Mines of Buxton. Alan Roberts.

November 7th. The River Trent as a Routeway. Richard Stone.

December 12th. Golden Days of the Music Hall. and Christmas Party. Trevor Lee.


Meetings for 2014.

January 9th. Owd Ilson by Stephen Flinders.

February 6th, The Great War and Shattered Illusions.

March 6th, God’s Acre- The story of Chaddesden Churchyard.

April 3rd, AGM Chaddesden Prior to the Great War.

May 1st Wipers Times, Cliff Houseley.

June 5th, Derby Pioneering School. Nick Clark.

July 3rd, Alice in the Bacon Box. John Easter.

August 7th, How to sell your wife. Richard Stone.

September 11th, Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood. Sue Fraser.

October 2nd, Gingerbread and Ghitties. Keith Blood.

November 6th, The Victorians and the Christmas Season. Danny Wells.

December 11th. Christmas Party and Ripley Morris Men.


Meetings for 2015.

January 8th, Trent Motor Traction in the last 100years. Alan Hiley.

February 5th. Richard 111, body in the car park and princes in the tower. Richard Stone.

March 5th. ‘Say Cheese Please’ Ian Rogerson.

April 2nd, AGM followed by, Derwent Hospital. Rita Bailey.

May 7th. Specialist Farrier. Doug Bradbury.

June 4th. The Great Fire of London. Paul Newsham.

July 2nd. Bradshaws Guide, an early railway tour. Robert Mee.

August 6th. Codnor Castle. Presented in costume by Maureen Taylor.

September 3rd. Port Sunlight, a soap opera. Rod Pearson.

October 1st. Rober Bruce Napoleon Walker. Stephen Flinders.

November 5th. Master Thatcher. David Wood.

December 10th. Members Christmas Party. Derby A Cappella Chorus.


Meetings for 2016.


Jan 7th            Robert Mee Derbyshire Castles                           

 Feb 4th            Richard Stone Meet the Pagets                           

 Mar 3rd           History of Tea plus tasting Roger Pogson          

 April 14th        AGM

                        Derek Palmer Cinemas

 May 5th           Chris Weir When the Band Played On               

 June 2nd         10th Anniversary  Madeley Trio Songs                

                        Monologues and Laughter                                               


 July 7th           Ernest Miller ’Grace Dieu’ Priory                          

 Aug 4th           Mike Kelly The Hidden Story Behind 1066        

 1st Sept           Stephen Flinders Owd Ilson Part 2                     

 Oct 6th             David Bell Down the Garden Path                                  

 Nov 3rd          Ian Morgan Footpads Kings & Hgihwaymen     

 15th Dec         History of Mystery Clive & Jean Magic show


Meetings for 2017.   


5th January.       Brian Key,   Ripley Rattlers.

2nd February      Cathy McAteer    Moscow to Moscow.

2nd March.          Dr Ian Hambling,    TG Green Pottery ( Cornishware )

6th April.               AGM.  followed by Stephen Flinders,  Stanton at War.

4th May.              Chris Weir,   Jesse Boot.  ( Boots Chemist )

1st June.             Trevor Griffin.    Butterly Gangroad Railway, Crich.

6th July.              Rowena Edlin-White,   Grace’s Diary. 

                           (Journal of Grace Jane Dexter, 1884-93)

3rd August.      Mrs Daryle Greaves.   Lady Willoughby.

7th September.  Simon Corke.  Philanthropist.  Andrew Carnegie.

5th October.       Richard Stone.   Robert Bakewell.

2nd November.    Robert Mee.  Heanor Grammar School.

14th December, (Second Thursday)  Bob Massey.  Music Hall on Film. Members Only.


Meetings for 2018.














One Comment on “Meetings from 2011

  1. Many thanks for the info on the ‘Chaddesden light railway’

    I am interested in the history of Chaddesden, Morley and Stanley.

    I have been trying to find out if there were any brick kilns on Brick Kiln Lane in Morley. I believe that there are clay pits in what is now the Morley Nature Reserve, and wondered if these were used to make bricks.

    Also, I am trying to find out if ‘Lime Lane’ refers to the trees or to the industrial past. In any case, why are there two Lime Lanes?

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