The Local History Group normally meets on the last Monday of every month at Tansley Village Hall, with a small charge to cover the hire of the room and refreshments. For the months where there is a Bank Holiday, we change, usually to the week before.
Indoor meetings at Tansley Village Hall are from 2 – 4pm in the Upstairs Room..
Our aim is to educate members about the history of our diverse county, both of the people and the places. We realise that some members will have loads of spare time to do their own research, and some members will have little spare time, but we would like to encourage all members to participate in educating the other group members. So it is hoped that members of the group will conduct their own research into a chosen area of interest, maybe just working alone, or in pairs or even small groups,
then give a talk to the rest of the group on their findings. This could even culminate in a visit to some historic site.
During the summer months we try to arrange something outdoors, if it is one of the many tourist attractions around here, there will be an entry fee. Sometimes it is a free trip where one of the members leads the group on maybe a tour around a village or site of historical interest.
Below please see what is already arranged for 2024:-
29th January – Terry – Robinson’s a Dynasty founded on Lint – Upstairs Room at Tansley Village Hall 2pm
26th February – Susan with a sort of quiz plus Britannia Park etc and maybe another person…Upstairs Room at Tansley Village Hall 2pm
25th March – Sheila Taylor – Talk on Clay Cross; plus John and Ann – a 300 year old organisation Upstairs Room at Tansley Village Hall 2pm
29th April – Upstairs Room at Tansley Village Hall 2pm
20th May week early due to Bank Holiday
19th August – week early due to Bank Holiday
28th October – Upstairs Room at Tansley Village Hall 2pm
25th November – Upstairs Room at Tansley Village Hall 2pm
16th December – early because of Christmas and New Year – all participate – 4 – 5 minute pieces – Upstairs Room at Tansley Village Hall 2pm
If you are interested in joining the group coordinator is Susan Tomlinson, who can be contacted by e-mail, or by telephone on 01629 583763.
Can you spot the differences in Matlock from 1893 and 2021?