Peak District Heritage Talks

A series of illustrated talks is being held this autumn and winter at the Peak District Mining Museum in Matlock Bath. All the talks begin at 7.30pm.

Tuesday September 12th – The Geology of Matlock Bath. To start the series, Dr. Lynn Willies will be explaining the geology of the Matlock area. The talk is aimed at a beginner/refresher level and includes pictures from both the surface and underground. Geological samples will be available for you to see and handle.

Tuesday October 10th – Images of Matlock Bath, Matlock and Cromford. An illustrated talk by Glynn Waite sharing some of the images of old Matlock Bath, Matlock & Cromford.

Tuesday November 14th – The Role Derbyshire Played in the National Commemoration of World War One. Why is an untidy gravestone in Carsington Churchyard connected with the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey and what has Kedleston Hall got to do with the Annual Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall? How is Middleton linked for ever with over 200,000 of the British Empire’s war dead? These are some the questions which will be answered by Charles Beresford in his talk entitled “The Forgotten Story of Derbyshire’s Major Role in the Nation’s Commemoration of the Great War”.

Tuesday December 5th – Matlock Bath as a Spa with Doreen Buxton.

Tuesday January 9th 2018 – The Quarries of Wirksworth with Tony Holmes.

Tickets are £6 each (or £5 for members of PDMHS or Friends of the Pavillion). Half price for under 18s. Tea & cake in the interval are included in the price!
Tickets can be bought in advance or on the night from the Peak District Lead Mining Museum (subject to availability). Phone 01629 583834 to reserve tickets. See here for further details of the location and for directions.

These events are wheelchair accessible.

These are joint fund raising events for the Peak District Lead Mining Museum and The Matlock Bath Heritage Group.