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
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.