A talk by our Chairman , Philip Riden
Over the past few years the Derbyshire Victoria County History group has been researching ‘ the history of every property in the Borough ‘ . Tonight Philip will give an insight into the discoveries .streets
In the Suite at the St Thomas’ Centre at 7.30pm.
There will also be an update on our involvement in current and recent local issues such as The Shrubberies, Thornfield House and Hurst House.
Free to members, guests £2.
We understand that the East Midlands Chamber have resubmitted the planning application , with a proposal for the conversion of the house into four flats .There will be slightly fewer houses on the rest of the site .
The DT now insists on registering to read , but all the usual social media accounts can be used .
We’re going a little further back in time than usual for our first indoor meeting of the new season – and it promises to be a fascinating evening.
Behind every battle in history was a highly supportive industry. They not only produced the arms and armour for use in the field, they followed the army working behind the battlefront, replacing weapons, building and repairing armour, replacing shafts and blades. They included blacksmiths, sheet metalworkers, sawyers, leatherworkers, and many other trades. Not least they produced the latest weapons, of which the English longbow was a devastating example. See the equipment, hear the history, think again about the massive industry that was behind every army in history – sometimes numbering more than the number of fighters.
The doors open at 9.30am for tea, coffee and biscuits
Meeting 10am – 12.30pm.
The event is held in conjunction with ‘UK Parliament Week’ at the invitation of the Speaker of the House of Commons, Mr. John Bercow.
Society members and under 18s free.
NOTICE AND OFFICIAL AGENDA FOR
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD AT
THE ST. THOMAS CENTRE ON WEDNESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2017
AT 7.30PM – TO BE FOLLOWED BY A TALK
ON “CHESTERFIELD STREETS AND HOUSES“-
BY PHILIP RIDEN
6. Close of formal business.
7. Open discussion forum – at Chairman’s discretion.
Talk. Transformations: Landscape Garden to Garden Cemetery,by Professor James Stevens CurlOn Saturday 19th August, Friends of Spital Cemetery will be celebrating 160 years since Chesterfield built its first public cemetery at Spital, a garden cemetery and the second in Derbyshire. In the evening our guest speaker Professor James Steven Curl has come over from Dublin to be with us. Professor Curl has established an international reputation for scholarship and thorough investigation in little known fields of which ‘The Garden Cemetery Movement’ is one. This lecture will put the cemetery at Spital in context as part of a significant movement that transformed towns and cities in the course of the nineteenth century.At St Leonard’s Mission Room, Valley Road, S41 0HQ7:00 – 9pm TalkDoors open at 6.30Tickets £10 incl glass of wine will be available on the doorFor further information about the events of the day please contact Liz Cook, Acting Chair of Friends of Spital Cemetery.