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, 26th April 2018 - British Transport Films – Nick Wheat

Nick will be sharing with us extracts from his extensive archive of various British Transport Films. We hope to include the 1955 colour film 'The Peak District' and others with some Derbyshire interest.


Thursday, 24th May 2018 - Tapton Grove – Philip Cousins

This illustrated talk will look not only at the history and architecture of the Georgian mansion Tapton Grove, but also highlight some of the families who lived there. We will explore the Jebbs, Shentalls and Shorts (of Pearsons potteries) who have lived at the mansion, along with others. 


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. 


Page last updated 15 April 2018








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