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.