update - 2nd July 2018

25th Anniversary Weekend, 7th-8th July

The Alfreton Heritage Centre is open every Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm.  Over the Anniversary weekend the hours are Saturday 7th, 10-4pm, Sunday 8th 12 noon-4pm

The event on Tuesday 26th June, 7.30 pm,  - The Story of Two Crosses” was very well attended and there was an excellent presentation by Tim Coltman, great grandson of William Coltman VC, a WW I stretcher bearer and the highest decorated non-commissioned officer ofthe British Army.  

Saturday and Sunday, 7th and 8th July 

Alfreton & District Heritage Trust celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Heritage Chapel on Rodgers Lane, Alfreton DE55 7FF over the weekend of 7th/8th July.  

Opening times:

Saturday 7th July 10-4

Sunday 8th July 12-4


And throughout July we have a permanent display in Alfreton Library – from childhood, through to home life and then on to the working man in the 20th century.

For information about the Alfreton & District Heritage Trust

and our forthcoming events please ring

the Secretary on 07925 360 718

Many thanks to all those who are coming along to see our new displays. The new projector is in use, photos and local history DVDs are now on screen.    The chapel has been transformed by our amazing team of painters and refurbishers, it even feels bigger inside.     Don't forget to check out the new Wyvern Dragon on the roof of the old town hall, thanks to Steven's immense efforts and collaboration with the Town Council.  We're striving to make sure that we cover Alfreton and the surrounding district - from Morton down to Swanwick, Ironville to Crich - it's a big area with a fascinating history. 

How Can You Help?

Alfreton & District Heritage Trust

The Heritage Trust originated in an idea conceived and initially nurtured by the Rotary Club of Alfreton during the winter of 1983. Various local social, civic and educational organisations joined together with interested individuals and formed a steering committee from which the society was established.

We stock a range of books and maps for sale at  the Chapel, click here to view the list.  

Application was made to the Charity Commission for registration as a charitable Civic Trust and this was granted in late 1984.




Our centre in the Cemetery Chapel in Rodgers Lane Alfreton has been open since July 3rd 1993. The Chapel, built by Alfreton Burial Board in 1891, is substantially in its original form. The centre houses an extensive collection of local artefacts, documents and photographs and is open on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm and at other times by appointment.




The Society is established for the public benefit for the following purposes

  1. To hold a collection of artefacts in suitable premises reflecting the geography, history, natural history and architecture, also the environment and traditions of the area
  2. To educate the public in the area's geography,history, natural history and architecture
  3. To secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in the area
  4. To stimulate public interest in the area


  1. To promote civic pride in the area
  2. To promote research directly connected with the objectives of the Society
  3. To co-operate with the local authorities, all other authorities and organisations having aims similar to those of the Society
  4. To publish papers, reports and other literature
  5. To collect information in relation to any place, erection or building of beauty or historic interest within the area
  6. To hold meetings, lectures and exhibitions and generally educate public opinion 
  7. To acquire by purchase, gift or otherwise,properties, structures or artefacts desirable for preservation
  8. To encourage the continuance and improvement of the basic traditions of the area.