Find out details of our meetings programme on this page. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings.
A typical meeting inside Brimington Community Centre (pre-Covid).

You’ll find details of where we meet and the times we start at the bottom of this page. You can also download a copy of our current meetings programme.

All our meetings are being held as normal. If you are intending to attend, follow the current government requirements. This includes (but is not exclusive to) anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result not attending.  Hand gel will be available, face coverings can be worn. We will be signing in as we normally do.

Our meetings programme

Thursday 26 May 2022 – Christ Church paupers research project

Chesterfield St Helen’s Local History Society are part of a project group researching the stories of paupers who were buried in Holy Trinity and Christ Church graveyards. Working alongside local volunteers, schools and other interested organisations the group aims to develop a book, exhibition, learning materials and educational resources. Also included will be recording the natural environment outside and how these places are a green oasis.

Thursday 23 June 2022 – afternoon outdoor meeting – The Markham Vale Memorial Trail – meet 1.30pm at the Markham Vale Environment Centre.

Sandra Struggles will lead this guided walk around the ‘Walking Together memorial trail which commemorates those killed in the three Markham Colliery disasters of 1937, 1938 and 1973. We will also be able to view the small exhibition in the Markham Vale Environment Centre beforehand. Meet at the Environment Centre (S44 5HY) for a 1.30pm start. For details on how to get to the centre click here.

Down load our meeting poster below

July and August – no meeting

Thursday 22 September 2020 – Missed our blog? Or some asides on Brimington’s and Tapton’s history – Paul Freeman and Philip Cousins

You may know that we publish a regular blog. But we know that not everyone reads it! In this talk we’ll recap some of the topics we’ve covered in our blog and give our audience a chance to ask questions on the subjects. (Illustrated Power Point presentation).

Download a copy of our current programme below. Please note that this programme has been rearranged since publication. See above for details.

Where and when we meet
Our meeting venue is Brimington Community Centre, next to the Co-Operative on High Street, right in the centre of the village. Off-street car parking is nearby and there are good bus-links from Chesterfield and Staveley.

The group normally meets monthly during the year (except July and August), on the fourth Thursday of each month, at Brimington Community Centre, High Street, Brimington, S43 1DB.

Our meetings, usually with a guest speaker, start at 7.30 pm. In December the group meets on the second or third Thursday also at 7.30 pm. One outdoor visit, usually a local guided walk, is held in June. There are no meetings in July or August.

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. Members are charged £1 admission, non-members £3. Tea and coffee are included (though a small donation towards this is always welcome).

Page last updated 11 May 2022.

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