Events

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

Non members are welcome to attend our in-person talks in Derby and a limited number of places for the online and hybrid talks are available for non members to book using Eventbrite.

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For specific information on a particular event shown on the calendar opposite please hover or click on the selected event. 

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  • 07
    January 7, 2022

    Vic Hallam - one man and his company

    19:30 -21:00
    07/01/2022
    St. Mary's Church Hall
    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Speaker: Robert Mee

    From the 1920s to the 1990s, this Langley Mill firm was the leading producer of pre-fabricated buildings (and much more) in the country.

    Organised by the Industrial Archaeology Section

  • 12
    January 12, 2022

    DAS library open

    13:30 -15:30
    12/01/2022
    Strutts Centre
    Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1UU

    Library open upstairs on the 1st floor.

  • 21
    January 21, 2022

    Rivers and riverine place-names

    19:30 -21:00
    21/01/2022
    St. Mary's Church Hall
    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Speaker: Dr. Richard Jones

    Early medieval place-names offer unique insights into local environmental conditions over a thousand years ago.  Focusing on the rivers and riverine-place-names of Derbyshire and neighbouring counties, this paper will explore what these names have to say about the rivers and their behaviour in the past, and how we might draw on this information to live with the growing threat of flooding in the twenty-first century.

    Organised by the Archaeological Research Group

  • 29
    January 29, 2022

    DAS library open

    10:00 -12:00
    29/01/2022
    Strutts Centre
    Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1UU

    Library open upstairs on the 1st floor.

  • 29
    January 29, 2022

    The Life & Times of Warney Mill in Darley Dale

    14:30 -16:00
    29/01/2022
    St. Mary's Church Hall
    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Speaker: Tony Bonson

    John Else was the miller at Warney Mill from 1847 to 1869 during which time he built a new mill at Warney. Fortunately, many documents concerning John Else’s business and the building of the new mill have survived. The talk covers the history of the mill before the arrival of John Else, together with the milling history of the Else family. The story of the mill after John Else’s death up to the present day is also covered. John Else’s documents have provided the basis of a book that not only tells this story but also gives a glimpse of rural life in the mid-19th century when the world we know today was just emerging

    Organised by the Industrial Archaeology Section