Formed in 1983 to record and promote interest in the history of the Derbyshire village of Sawley

30th January 2017

Annual General Meeting: Followed by Dr. Ann Featherstone joining us again, this time with “Fools and Horses” looking at the Victorian Circus and its performers

27th February 2017

Arming a Knight: A welcome return for Jed Jeggard from “UP AN’ AT ‘EM!” History, who demonstrates the types of armour a knight would wear and the weapons he would carry.

11th March 2017

Quilter and the Ghost

We welcome the Arletty Theatre Group back again.  Quilter and the Ghost is a musical play woven from over a hundred inspirational stories collected from the people of Nottingham. Featuring an army of grandmothers, pirates, educators, writers and a female highwayman, this play brings to life some remarkable characters that otherwise might have faded into obscurity.   

Tickets- £6  from  01332 850 321 or 0115 849198 or  01332 872 148  

Tea/Coffee available.

Admission by ticket only

27th March 2017        

The Biggest Worsted Mill:  Bob Massey returns to give us the story of Hawksley and Davison and the start of the Industrial Revolution.

24th April 2017           

Origins of Sayings.  Part 1:  Looking at the sometimes unexpected beginnings of common sayings with Ian Hingley.

29th May 2017    

Through the Carriage Window: Trevor Griffin talks of the History of the Derwent Valley Railway Line from Derby to Matlock.

26th -  29th August 2017

Society's Exhibition: to be displayed in the Church Hall over the August Bank

Holiday, in conjunction with All Saints Flower Festival.  Open 10am to 6pm.     

25th September 2017           

The History of Horology:  Ross Alcock looks at the history of 6000 years of time-keeping with particular reference to English innovations.

30th October 2017             

A Happy Russian Christmas:  Postponed from Nov. 2016 because of illness, Cathy McAteer delves into Russian History before the revolution and after to describe the festive season.   

27th November 2017          

Redcoats of Nottinghamshire: Michael P. Kirkby talks about some of the notable local characters that enlisted into the army and wore one of the famous “redcoats”.