On 16th March, Alan Bradwell will give a talk on “Roman Influence in Darley Abbey”
On 20th April, Tony Lintott will talk on “The Ice-House Dig – The Planning and The Results”
Village Hall – Thanks to Janet Dean and the DACA Team for keeping the Hall warm for our meetings during the last 3 months of gas boiler problems. New gas mains are now installed. Here’s the work in progress.
The Historical/Plant/Craft Fayre is taking shape, planned by Marie, Sheila, Maureen and Carol for Saturday May 5th 2018 to be held in the Village Hall from 10 -12 noon. Volunteers are needed to help set up, staff and put away the displays. SIGN UP SHEET Please contribute your ideas for displays via email. Items for the stalls are required, e.g. Books, CDs, Plants …. Contact Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 01332 552837
Village Trough — we have not had any feed-back on the history of the trough, despite widespread publicity via the Blog. Does any-one have any recollections of its location and use ? Thanks to the DACA Team for relocating it to the Village Hall terrace.
WW1 Anniversary — We need ideas for DAHG to commemorate the 100yr. anniversary in November.
Other Groups in Darley will be promoting the seven Darley men who died in the War, planting trees to commemorate them, and displaying a knitted poppy trail. Let me have your ideas with a historical theme.
Data Protection Act — New legislation comes into force in May 2018, according to our British Association of Local Historians (BALH) Newsletter, which means DAHG has to produce a Policy for storing and securing the files of personal data of Members, which we use to keep you informed about the Group. Your Committee will progress this, but at a future meeting we will need to show each of you what data we hold about you, how we use and store it, and you will need to agree to that process.
Darley Park Pathway — A 3m. wide hard-core path is proposed by DCC to run along the riverside and mill stream from the boat-house up to Deans Field. The section along the mill stream runs through Olers Field (the cricket field) and will be on a board-walk i.e. on pile-driven stilts; its route means the playground will have to be moved and re-built. I have raised with Steve Baker, the City Archaeologist, that there are several buried archaeological features along this route (sluice, fish ponds, buildings), which the board-walk might damage and will inhibit future investigations. We await his response. Interesting report HERE
Derby Telegraph Bygones — Member Hazel Thompson had an article on “Boden’s Pleasaunce” in the Derby Telegraph on 12th March. Part two will be in next week’s Telegraph, 19th March. A link to her articles will be on the Blog as soon as the Bygones team releases a pdfs.
By the way, we still need a Librarian for the Group. Volunteers, please step forward !
We need new Committee Members too – the Group does not run itself – it needs volunteers.
Tony’s Note: Pocket Wonders address for the whole of the Derwent Valley is here: Weblink Explore the Valley with your GPS Smartphone!
Alan Bradwell – Newsletter Editor
Tony Lintott – Blog Editor