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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  • Tales from the Lichfield Consistory Cause Papers 1558-1730
    19:30 -21:00
    04/02/2022
    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Speaker: Richard Clark

    From 2016 to 2018 the speaker re-visited the Consistory Cause Papers to further his research for a potential book, Parishes and Parsons: the Church of England in Derbyshire.  Lots of photographs were taken and the following eighteen months were taken up in writing up cases of interest in a database after a great deal of transcribing.  In the talk he explores some of the problems cause papers pose as evidence and discuss some of the strengths and weakness of what they offer.  But on the way there will be some of the stories the cause papers contain – the occasional whiff of scandal and, perhaps, a source of mirth.

    Organised by the Local History Section

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  • The Old Roads of Derbyshire
    19:30 -21:00
    18/02/2022
    Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

    Speaker: Stephen Bailey

    Derbyshire has a wealth of old roads, lanes, tracks, holloways and paths, some dating back thousands of years. It is a network which links a fascinating variety of sometimes enigmatic monuments, from fortified hilltops and stone circles to ruined abbeys and hermitages.

    This talk traces the development of these roads, from prehistoric ridgeways, Roman ‘streets’ and medieval pilgrimage routes, the growth of the turnpikes, and the heyday of the stage coach era, and finally to leisure use by cyclists and walkers. Travellers of all kinds are included: ‘jaggers’ with their packhorse trains, pilgrims, drovers, pedlars and tramps, and passengers in coaches and waggons, as well as the essential infrastructure of bridges and inns.

    Organised by the Local History Section

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