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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.

Future Meetings:

Thursday 6 December 2018

Friends of Cromford Canal

The Friends of the Cromford Canal is a charitable organisation whose aim is to see the restoration of the historic Cromford Canal. They are working on restoring the canal to connect to the national inland waterway system and to maintain and develop the buildings, towing path for commercial and recreational purposes.

Thursday 7 March 2019

Laura Binns Archaeologist

Laura Binns 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!

Thursday 6 June 2019

John Taylor

John Taylor is sharing the history of Sutton Scarsdale Hall.

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.


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