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ABOUT US


The Derbyshire Archaeological Society was founded in 1878 to encourage interest in the County’s history and archaeology.

We run a regular programme of talks and visits and a number of lectures at Derby University on topics of local and national interest


In addition to publishing the annual Derbyshire Archaeological Journal, we also produce ‘Miscellany’, which focuses on local history and a Newsletter.


The programme of events is organised by the four sections of the Society who have a special interest in Archaeology, Local History, Architecture and Industrial Archaeology. When the opportunity arises, field work is organised by the Archaeological Research Group. The overall administration of the Society is run by its Council.


Full details of all our events, publications and contacts can be found via the menu together with membership information. The Stop Press page will notify readers of any (mercifully rare) changes to our programme and information on any relevant local or national events that may be of interest to you.


Our talks and lectures are open and free of charge to members and to the general public and we would hope that this would encourage future membership.

17-Oct LHS

A Taste of Tudor Ilkeston.

Stephen Flinders.


18-Oct

EMIAC 88—Sorry event cancelled


24-Oct IAS

Hydro Electric Turbines in the Derwent Valley.

Ian Jackson


31-Oct DAS / WEA

Sorry event postponed


07-Nov AS

Our Post-War Heritage: the best buildings of the 1950s and 1960s.

Elain Harwood


14-Nov LHS

Derby at War.

Dr Mike Galer


21-Nov ARG

Recent excavations by the Mercian Archaeological team.

Andy Gaunt


28-Nov IAS

Derbyshire Oil Wells of 1918.

Cliff Lea


05-Dec

DAS Society Social.

Digging into the Society’s Past.  See programme notes. 7:30 pm. St Paul’s Church Hall, Mansfield Rd. Chester Green


09-Jan DAS

‘Leek, Queen of the Moorlands.’ Exploring Victorian times with an Arts and Crafts flavour in Leek, the town that silk built’.

Danny Wells.

7:30 Derby University, Lecture Theatre OL1, Kedleston Road Campus, Derby  


30-Jan ARG

Recent excavations carried out at Chester Green, Derby.

Dr Ian Miller


13-Feb IAS

Kings Mill on the River Trent. Arthur Shardlow


20-Feb LHS

Paying on the nail in The Shambles.  A history of Market Places and their buildings.

Anna Hallett


27-Feb ARG

Excavation of a manor house at Kirkby in Ashfield.  

Trevor Lewis


6-Mar

DAS/WEA

'Aethelfrith and the Battle of Chester AD616: a battlefield and war-grave discovered'

Dr David Mason, Principal Archaeologist, County Durham.7.30pm

7:30 Derby University, Lecture Theatre OL1, Kedleston Road Campus, Derby  


13-Mar LHS AGM

The Napoleonic Wars and Ashby de la Zouch.

Kenneth Hillier


20-Mar AS AGM

Short lectures by Section Committee members.

Heather Eaton: Derwent House, Milford 1849-1926

John D’Arcy: Some Palladian houses of the Veneto

Alison Haslam: Pugin and the Medieval Court in the Crystal Palace at the Great Exhibition in 1851


27-Mar IAS AGM

John Smedley’s Lea Mills.

Jane Middleton Smith


10 Apr ARG AGM

Mapping History and other Technical Research.

Mike Butler and Tony Brooks


Sat 9-May

EMIAC 88  Saturday 9 May 2015

 TRANSPORT INNOVATIONS OF THE BUTTERLEY COMPANY

Glebe Field Centre

Crich, Derbyshire

Hosted by the DAS.

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