Future Events

7pm Thursday 6 June 2019

Sutton Scarsdale Hall with John Taylor.

The original Hall formed part of a Saxon estate owned by Wulfric Spott, who died in 1002. It has had many owners including Richard Arkwright Junior son of Sir Richard Arkwright. After many years of neglect, in November 1919 the estate was bought by a group of local businessmen who asset-stripped the house; this went as far as removing the roof in 1920. Some parts of the building were shipped to the United States. In 1946, the estate was bought by Sir Osbert Sitwell of Renishaw Hall, with the intention of preserving the remaining shell as a ruin. Scarsdale Hall is now owned by English Heritage.

7pm Thursday 5 September 2019

Hulleys Buses with Andrew Firth.

Andrew will give a brief history of Hulley’s bus service Baslow, which many of us will have used. It will be followed by an illustrated tour of the Derbyshire Villages still served by Hulleys buses and stories from the first Hulley’s bus routes in the 1920’s.

7pm Thursday 5 December 2019

Hasland Players.

The Hasland Theatre company have been around since their first production in 1944 and are an amateur theatre group based in a 100 seat Theatre. Come and listen to more about the history of this wonderful Theatre Company and the Productions they put on.

7pm Thursday 5 March 2020.

The Ragged School Chesterfield with David Botham.

The Ragged school has been going for many years. At one time there were over a hundred such schools in England. In 1878 one of the last to be established was opened in Chesterfield. They were called Ragged Schools simply because they were for ragged children. David will tell us about the Ragged School in Chesterfield and it’s local connections.

7pm Thursday 4 June 2020.

Barrow Hill Roundhouse.

The North Midland Railway reached Staveley by 1841 when the original Barrow Hill station opened on April 6th. It closed on November 15th 1888 and with the opening of the Clowne and Mansfield branch the new station opened the same date. The station was renamed "Barrow Hill & Staveley Works". An engine shed was built near the station in 1865 with a capacity for four engines. The former steam roundhouse located at Barrow Hill near Chesterfield, is a unique example of 19th century railway architecture. It is the last surviving operational roundhouse engine shed in Great Britain. Barrow Hill Roundhouse.

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