Meetings programme

All meetings are held in Brimington Community Centre, High Street, Brimington, S43 1DB (next to the Co-Op) and start at 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00pm) unless otherwise stated. Admission: Members £1, Visitors £3.

Thursday, 28th June 2018 - Thursday, 28th June 2018 - Outside visit: a gentle history walk to Brimington Common – lead by Philip Cousins 

Join us for this gentle guided walk from the village centre along Manor Road to the area around Manor Farm. Meeting near the parish church, this walk will explore our own village, including an explanation of the churches, village layout, the lost Brimington Hall, and various properties on Manor Road, along with the origins of Brimington Common. We’ll end our gentle stroll at Manor Farm, where there will be an explanation of the early 19th century Copperas manufacturing that took place there. Note: no properties will be open as part of this guided walk. 

Meet near the seats outside the parish church at the junction of Church Street, High Street and Ringwood Road at 7:00pm. Please note the earlier start time. Usual meeting prices apply.

SUMMER BREAK – No Meetings in July or August

Our new programme commences on Thursday, 27th September 2018 with: Sutton Scarsdale Hall and the Arkwrights – Paul Halksworth

Sutton Scarsdale estate was bought by the younger Richard Arkwright of Willersley Castle in 1824 for his son Robert, who had married Frances Crawford Kemble of the famous Newcastle acting family. Frances became the centre of a social circle which included the 6th Duke of Devonshire. Paul Halksworth discusses the social life of Robert and Frances, as well as successive inheritors of the estate. The last owner of the Sutton Scarsdale estate, William Arkwright, sold it in 1919, the Hall being reduced to a roofless shell. The Hall, saved from total destruction by Sir Osbert Sitwell, is now owned by English Heritage. 

Thursday 25 October 2018, Chesterfield's historic churches and chapels - Janet Murphy

Chesterfield has a rich history of conformity and non-conformity. In this illustrated talk Janet will describe the history of the many different congregations in Chesterfield and their places of worship - many now disappeared.

Thursday 22 November 2018, Chesterfield streets and houses - Philip Riden

Work undertaken by the Chesterfield group of the Victoria County History (VCH), of which Philip is VCH county editor, has enabled a history of almost every property in the old medieval borough of Chesterfield to be compiled. Philip will explain some of the more interesting histories of the town's well-known and less well-known buildings.

Thursday 13 December, Christmas social 

A short AGM will proceed short presentations by members on a variety of local subjects. The evening is rounded off by seasonal refreshments.

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