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Aerial view of Tupton


Taylor's Post Office

Opposite the Methodist Church in Wood-Yard, Tupton.


Queen Victoria Road, New Tupton.

Tupton War Memorial, outside St. John's Church.

September 1921


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"Only by understanding our past can we make the right decisions for the future"

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Past Events

5 September 2013 - Cliff Williams.

5 December 2013

Ashover Light Railway

 Ashover Light Railway - Richard Booth.



6 March 2014 - The history of Queens Park - Janet Murphy

6 June 2014 - "North Wingfield" with John Robinson

11 September 2014

Scott Knowles



 "The Great War - A Tommy's Life" with Scott Knowles





Thursday 4 December 2014 - "Tupton Village from the 1920's" with Colin Smith.

Thursday 5 March 2015 - "Chesterfield Canal" with Peter Wilde

Thursday 4 June 2015

Black & White Buildings of Chesterfield

"The black & white buildings in Chesterfield" with Janet Murphy

Thursday 3 September 2015 - Derbyshire (Tibshelf) Oil a talk by Cliff Lee

Thursday 3 December 2015 - Derbyshire on Film - The Peak District.

Thursday 3 March 2016

Egstow Hall


 Talk on Egstow Hall by Cathy Goodyer

Thursday 2 June 2016 - George Stephenson - by Peter Hall of Chesterfield Museum.

Thursday 1 September 2016

Lady Raleigh


Bess of Hardwick - Lady Raleigh (a.k.a. Maureen Taylor)

Thursday 1 December 2016 - Old Miner with Neil Bridgewater Click HERE to see Neil's website.

Thursday 1 March 2017 - Curious and surprising Victorian Derbyshire - Glyn Jones.

Thursday 1 June 2017

Stainsby mill


 Stainsby Mill with Sonia Priest


Thursday 7 September 2017

Memory Meeting:

Thursday, 7th December 2017

 Napoleonic POWs in Chesterfield with Marjory Dunn.

Thursday, 1st March 2018

Cancelled due to bad weather. 

Thursday, 7th June 2018

 Inspector Hopkinson Discoveries

We were the jury in a true story of murder.    

Thursday 6 September 2018

 John Stamp Remembers Tupton and especially about Whitehouse Farm.

Thursday 6 December 2018

Friends of Cromford Canal

Future Meetings:


7pm Thursday 28 March 2019

Wingerworth Excavations site findings.

Laura Binns, Archaeologist. is coming and presenting the findings from the recent excavations site in Wingerworth. We will be one of the first groups to hear their conclusions! She will be bringing a lovely selection of finds for us to handle. She has already taken these into Tupton Primary School and they loved them!

7ppm Thursday 6 June 2019

Sutton Scarsdale Hall with JohnTaylor.

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 connectsions.

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.


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