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Darley Abbey Historical Group

Darley Abbey Historical Group

The Darley Abbey Historical Group was formed in 2004 and brings together people from all walks of life who enjoy a common interest in the topic and especially the long and unique history of our village and its surroundings.

New members are always welcome and we offer a varied programme of events throughout the year – with talks on a wide range of subjects and a number of visits to sites of historical interest. The meetings take place on the 3rd Friday of the month and we charge a small fee of £1 for members and £3 for visitors.

Additionally, the Group has been instrumental in promoting the village and the part it plays in what is now designated as the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. In 2017 we held an archaeological dig which received county-wide acckaim.

Annual Membership  :- £10.00 payable January*
Meetings :-  Members    £1.00     Visitors    £3.00

For 2018 - Special Membership Offer to 2017 non-member, Ice House Dig volunteers  >> Your meetings fee will be refunded for each meeting (up to 10) you attend in 2018 << Call it a small Thank You!

* Membership can be paid by Cash or Cheque to the Treasurer . We can also accept payment by Bank Transfer to A/c: 65131202 Sort: 08-92-99  Please quote as your reference, "SUBS - your surname" e.g. SUBS-SMITH

For further information on joining us and/or attending any of our up-coming events, please telephone the Chairman, Alan Bradwell on 01332 557203 or come along to any of our meetings, which are held in the Darley Abbey Village Hall in Abbey Yard off New Road.

Arranged events for 2018

  • 19 January - AGM, plus Marie Gibson - Derby CAMRA WW1 Pubs Project
  • 16 February - Laura Binns - Trent and Peak Archaeology and the Darley Dig Experience
  • 16 March - Alan Bradwell - Roman Influence in Darley Abbey
  • 20 April - Tony Lintott - The Ice House Project, DAHG's close-out talk
  • 5 May - 10:00 to 12:00 - DAHG Fayre and Exhibition in the Village Hall
  • 18 May - Brian Stone - Sherwood Foresters at the Battle of the Somme 
  • 15 June - John Mottram - Mountain Rescue
  • 20 July - Jonathan Oates - St Chad
  • No meeting in August save the Committee meeting
  • 21 September - Colin Stuart - From Medieval Priory to Elizabethan Mansion
  • 19 October - Tim Cottman - Life of William Cottman, Awarded VC
  • 27-28 October - Derwent Valley Mills Events - Will include:

    Village walks by our DVM Ambassadors Roy and Sheila
    Darley Abbey Historical Group Exhibition in the Village Hall
    WW1 100 year Anniversary - Darley village research findings
  • 16 November - Richard Stone - Medieval Luttrell Psalter
  • December T.B.A.

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