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have continued to have good audiences at our programme of events.
July saw us on a tour of Belper relating to Strutt’s Mill and the
housing the workers lived in. The
tour touched on quite a lot of the social history of Belper including the
nailors, the navvies, the police and murderers as well as the churches.
recent wine tasting had a full house but a very delayed start as our
speaker, having been here three times before, managed to go to Sheffield
to give the talk having picked up the wrong file!
After some frantic phone calls and some rapid driving all went well
in the end with a wide range of Chilean and Argentinean wines to taste
together with an amusing and informative chat even if it was a late
newsletter outlines next year’s meetings and provides a well thought out
programme which we hope you will enjoy.
subscriptions are due for renewal on the 1st January 2005.
Wendy Bateman, our membership secretary, will be shortly issuing
reminders to us.
Committee felt that names and telephone numbers of the officers and
committee of the Society should be published in the Newsletter for the
information of members.
(All 7.30 p.m starts unless otherwise stated)
Mary Smedley, who runs the Visitor Centre at Belper will be talking
about The Derwent Valley World Heritage Site. This is the stretch of the
river from Belper to Derby that has been accorded the same recognition as
The Pyramids, The Taj Mahal etc.
the return of David Tideswell who
last gave a talk on the Robin. He is a well known broadcaster and this
time his subject is the Titmice family of garden birds.
DECEMBER 3rd Coffee
Morning 10 a.m-12.30 p.m. As well as coffee and mince pies and the display
of hobbies and crafts as last year, Charles Hanson who regularly appears
on the TV Floggit and Bargain Hunt programmes will be valuing articles
brought in by the public on the morning -£1 per person ( maximum 4
items). Barbara Quinn from the County Air Ambulance will be selling
Christmas Cards etc. The proceeds from the valuations will be donated to
this charity. To book table space for your hobby/craft ring Alan Webster
on 01283 701838 sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.
19TH. The 3rd David Wilkinson Memorial Lecture in
the 400 Hall of Repton School. Jeremy Bournon, Director of Art at the
School, will give a lecture entitled “ The Isenheim Altar piece” by
Matthias Grunewald. This medieval altarpiece was highly significant in its
day for the healing and comfort of people afflicted by the plague. It’s
meaning for us is no less important in the 21st Century. Free
admission with a retiring collection for a nominated charity.
2ND. “Life in the Darkness” of an abandoned lead
mine by John Jones.
2nd. “The Trent
and Mersey Canal” by Geoff. Williamson followed by the ANNUAL
6th. “Extremes of Local Weather over the last 30
years” by David Stanier.
MAY 4th. “The Development of Sheffield” by Rod Pearson.
MAY 10th Guided tour of Sheffield with Rod Pearson.
Times & costs later.
1st. “Royal Crown Derby China” by Jacqueline Banks.
6th. Evening visit to Staunton Harold Hall for a guided
tour of their lovely home by Mr. & Mrs.
John Blunt. MEMBERS ONLY-
LIMIT 50. Cost: £5 to include a finger buffet.
No events Planned.
7th “The Butterley Engineering Company” by Brian Key.
Gas Man Came to Call” a history from opium to computer technology by Dr.
“ The View from the Loo” travel tales with a difference by Nick Noyes.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 2nd
10 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Free entry. More details later.
talks/events are held in the Village Hall, Askew Grove on the first
Thursday in the month and will start at 7.30.p.m. unless otherwise stated.
Charges: Members £2. Visitors, who are always welcome, £3. For further
details please contact Alan Webster on 01283 701838 or David Guest on
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