Events

For detailed information on the programmes organised by the Society select by clicking on one of the items on the left.

The Society talks and lectures are usually held at the St Mary’s Church Hall, Darley Lane, Derby. A venue is also included in the event details in the calendar.

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  • ARG: About Mam Tor after the Hillfort.
    19:30 -21:30
    07/02/2020

    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Speaker, Graeme Guilbert.

    The intention is to explain something of the development of the landscape over and around Mam Tor. Although heavily visited, it has been surprisingly little recorded, and so little understood, in historical and archaeological terms. A series of observations in the field, coupled with examination of archived maps and published literature, have contributed to a growing appreciation of what remains, and deserves to be preserved, on the ground, albeit there are inevitably as many questions as answers.

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  • Library Open
    13:30 -15:30
    12/02/2020

    Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1UU

    Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1UU

    Library open upstairs on the 1st floor.

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  • LHS: Kilpeck Church in context: a window on medieval mentalité?
    19:30
    21/02/2020

    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Speaker, Dr John Hunt.

    The Parish Church of St Michael and St David at Kilpeck, Herefordshire, was described by Pevsner as “one of the most perfect Norman village churches in England”. In the twelfth century it lay within a developing seigneurial landscape, and the Archenfield, the district within which Kilpeck lay, had only recently been assimilated. Associated with the patronage of Hugh de Kilpeck, a minor baron, the church was completed by 1140.

    A celebrated example of the “Herefordshire School of Sculpture”, this lecture will discuss the Church within the context of a distinctive regional school of Romanesque sculpture and its relationship to the culture of lordship.

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  • ARG: Crich Pottery 1690 – 1890.
    19:30 -21:30
    28/02/2020

    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Speaker, Adrian Henstock, FRHistS.

    Salt glazed brown stoneware originated in Germany but in c.1690 Nottingham and Crich became two of the earliest manufacturing centres in England famed for their high quality wares. The talk looks at local potteries, manufacturing methods and their products – including novelties such as puzzle jugs. Some examples will be available for inspection.

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  • Library Open
    10:00 -12:00
    29/02/2020

    Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1UU

    Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1UU

    Library open upstairs on the 1st floor.

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