News and Events

Details on upcoming news and events will be added to this page at regular intervals. 


3rd December 2018

Watch out for Local History Workshop dates, which we hope to announce in the New Year. 

Our 2019 talk will be on Alfreton War Memorial, on Tuesday 26th June in the Palmer Morewood Memorial Social Club.

We also hope to announce new publications in the New Year.  In the meantime, please follow us on Facebook - new photographs are being posted every week.

Our Publications appear alongside - we are happy to make arrangements for posting for those who are unable to visit. 

The latest book list is as follows:       

History around Alfreton:  £2.50.  Tudor Alfreton:  £3.00  

Early Riddings as soon through old records:  £2.50.

Early Swanwick as soon through old records:  £2.50.  

Somercotes Before 1851: £2.50.   Voices from the Past:  £3.00.  

A Natural Businessman - John George Severn:  £4.50

Produced in 2016 by the History  Workshops:   

Riddings History Project No. 1 - William Shawcroft.   £2.00.  

Local History Project: Tagg Farm Recipes & Remedies:  £3.50

From other sources:

"On the Boats" memories of Cromford Canal by Les Mason. £5.00  From Somercotes Local History Society: "Lest we Forget", WW1 souvenir £5.00. "An Industrial Corridors thruogh a Community" £7. Riddings Windmills, new version.  £2.50.  Alfreton Writers Group: "Alfreton Zero Miles" £5.00.  

Alfreton-Made Mugs, Commissioned by the Trust:   Ay-U Ofton:  £10.00.  Alfreton Heritage Trust:  £10.00.   Riddings "Windmill" mug:  £10.00.  Alfreton War Memorial Mug:  £5.00. 

DVDs: Alfreton Past in Pictures, vols 1, 2 and 3.  £7.00 each. 

The Trust's Facebook page - Alfreton Heritage Centre - managed by Steven Meakin goes from strength to strength! Please come along and meet Steven or members of the Trust any Sunday between 2 and 4 pm. 

The Heritage Centre in the old Cemetery Chapel, Rodgers Lane, Alfreton, is open every Sunday afternoon from 2-4 pm.  Photos - memorabilia - locally produced mugs exclusive to Alfreton Heritage Trust -  books - postcards. We now invite visitors to view our latest DVDs"Alfreton in Pictures", volumes 1, 2 and 3 at the Chapel.  We also have a limited supply for purchase at £6.99 each.  These can be viewed at the Trust Chapel any Sunday afternoon, 2-4 pm and are now selling very quickly  so do come along sooner rather than later. 

HISTORY WORKSHOPS take place at Alfreton's Palmer Morewood Memorial Social Centre, watch for news of 2019 dates. 

More events - and more societies below

The History Workshops are now working on entertainment in Riddings - cinemas - pubs - clubs.  We're also undertaking oral history and have a few reminiscences already on disc - but not yet for publication.  We continue to work on these recorded interviews, anyone who wishes to contribute on their take on Riddings in the 40s and 50s will be most welcome!

For further information call the Workshop secretary on 01773 832349.  

Cromford Canal Society

Codnor Castle Heritage Trust

Friends of Cromford Canal meet at Ironville Church Hall, NG16 5NN, social meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at Ironville Church Hall, 7.30 pm admission £2.  

Codnor  Castle Maintenance Days are held on 2nd Sunday of each month.

JACHS (Jacksdale Area Culture and Heritage Society)

Meetings held at Jacksdale Community Centre, Main Road, Jacksdale NG16 5JW.