The History Group runs some very interesting talks by speakers from around the local area, open to both members and non-members. We also organise visits to other local history groups, and outings to historic sites and archives / museums for members.
Saturday 10th September 2016. Open Afternoon in the village hall. See displays and our archives 1-4pm. There will be Cream Teas and bell-ringing demonstrations in the church.
Thursday 15th September 2016. Member’s talks. Jane Hedge – “Coddington’s WI during WWII”. Fred Reed – Coddington in WWII”.
Thursday 20th October 2016. Andy Pollock – “Cromford and High Peak Railway”. We glimpsed the start of this interesting railway with its inclines when we visited Cromford, it has a fascinating history.
Thursday 17th November 2016. Bob Wilcox, “Medicine in Victorian Times”.
Thursday 19th January 2017. Peter Hammond - “Destitution and Despair”, the early years of Claypole Workhouse.
Thursday 16th February 2017. Matt Beresford, Subject TBA
Thursday 16th March 2017. Richard Gaunt – “Elma Wilmot the forgotten artist of the Victorian Dukeries”
Thursday 27th April 2017 - revised date. Emily Gillot – “History of Rufford Abbey”. It was felt we could follow this with a visit/picnic there.
Everyone welcome. The above events are in the Village Hall, Main Street unless otherwise stated, starting at 7:30pm, Members no charge, non-members £2 - includes refreshments.