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

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis our talks will take place online using Zoom until further notice. Members should register directly with Zoom using the link they will receive by email a week before the talk.

A limited number of places at the talks are now also available for non members to book using Eventbrite.

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  • 09
    April 9, 2021

    The Origins of Derby

    19:30 -21:00

    Speaker: Chris Wardle

    Having worked in archaeology for more than 25 years; and having pondered the origins of urban places such as Tamworth, Lichfield, Stafford and Leicester: on his retirement Chris turned to consider the beginnings of Derby as a town.

  • 14
    April 14, 2021

    Morley Park spring clean

    10:00 -13:00

    This is the Industrial Archaeology Section’s annual maintenance visit to Morley Park blast furnaces. We expect to carrying out litter picking, weedkilling and fence repairs. This will be the first chance to see the additional safety and security grilles that have been installed this winter, funded by Historic England. See the Fieldwork and Conservation page for details of the history and location of this site.

  • 23
    April 23, 2021

    Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

    19:30 -21:00

    Speaker: Richard Benjamin

    Organised by the Industrial Archaeology Section

    The Main Mill at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, built in 1797, is the first iron framed building in the world, and as such is seen as the grandparent of the skyscraper. This talk will take you through the history of the site, why it is here in Shrewsbury, who built it, and the parallels with contemporary buildings in the Derwent Valley. After 90 years as a Flaxmill and 90 years as a Maltings, the building is now being refurbished thanks to a National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant of £20.7m.