Events 2018

All meeting are in the Village Hall and commence at 19:30hrs. Everyone welcomed.

19 January – AGM, plus Marie Gibson – Derby CAMRA WW1 Pubs Project

16 February – Laura Binns – Trent and Peak Archaeology and the Darley Dig Experience

16 March – Alan Bradwell – Roman Influence in Darley Abbey

20 April – Tony Lintott – The Ice House Project, DAHG’s close-out talk

5 May – 10:00 to 12:00 – DAHG Fayre and Exhibition in the Village Hall

18 May – Brian Stone – Sherwood Foresters at the Battle of the Somme 

15 June – John Mottram – Mountain Rescue

20 July – Jonathan Oates – St Chad

No meeting in August save the Committee meeting

21 September – Colin Stuart – From Medieval Priory to Elizabethan Mansion

19 October – Tim Cottman – Life of William Cottman, Awarded VC

27-28 October – Derwent Valley Mills Events Weekend – Watch this space for events in Darley Abbey

16 November – Richard Stone – Medieval Luttrell Psalter Weblink

Thanks go to our programme organiser Margaret Winfield

[Printed copies normally available at meetings. Everything subject to change]


Last year’s programme – purely as a reminder

JANUARY 20th AGM  plus  ‘Zeppelins’  by Steven Flinders

FEBRUARY  17th   ‘Derbyshire  Castles’  by   Robert Mee

MARCH  17th  ‘Bring Your memories Along” ’  with Ian Hingley

APRIL  21st  ‘John Smedley’  by  Jane Middleton-Smith

MAY 19th  ‘A Walk on Hadrian’s Wall’   by  Rev.  Peter Barham

 JUNE  16th ‘Masters of Mirth’  by  Mike Storr’ Trevor Wragg talk on “Stone Walls”

 >>>>>>>    JULY 20th – Decision day for our HLF application!   <<<<<<<<

JULY  21st  Historic Barns’   by  Ken  Bonham. Link to Ken’s website >> Great Barns


SEPTEMBER  15th  Planned speakers unable to attend so, Alan and Tony will give an update on “The Ice House Project”

OCTOBER 20th  ‘The Pentrich Revolution – 1817’ by Michael Parkin. Revolution weblink Click

SATURDAY October 21st – Roy & Sheila Hartle will lead a walk around the village looking at the locations of “Early Schools” – meet at Millview Gardens at 10.00am; finish at the Church at 12.30pm.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 22nd – DAHG and Thursday Artist Group Exhibitions – in the Community Centre. Including Ice House Dig display.

Exhibition Day Photos



and – there will be a “Past & Present Darley Abbey” walk round the village; meet at the Village Hall, New Rd. at 1.30pm.

Part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Discovery Day programme

See links below for more info

Derwent Valley Mills Site

Where Can We Go Website

NOVEMBER  17th  Steam  Trains  —  Part  2’  by  Phillip  Lea

DECEMBER  15th  End of year get-together (Dutch buffet) and speaker of some repute!