The group has a very wide but extremely interesting scope – The History and Culture of Derbyshire, and Yorkshire.
Since inception in February 2018 we have covered the early history of Darley (from 1066) through to the history of coal mining in the region including the fascinating story behind Wentworth Woodhouse. There was an outing to Cutler’s Hall in Sheffield and there are plans for a springtime visit to Wentworth Woodhouse. The group is now full but there is a waiting list.
We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30am.
The 2019 programme is:
|August||Socks, Stockings and the History of Knitting|
|September||A History of the Cromford Canal|
|October||Whitby: Artistic and Literary Associations|
|November||The History of Well Dressings in Derbyshire|
|December||A History of the High Peak Railway|
The History Group 5 coordinator is Roger Clough, who can be contacted by e-mail , or by telephone on 01629 736860 .