Meetings

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.

At our meetings there will be some social distancing measures in place. Our seating will placed one metre apart, hand gel will be available and we will be signing in as we normally do. It will not be necessary to wear a mask, but you are welcome to do so.


Our meetings programme

Thursday 16 December 2021 – Fred Wood’s Staveley part 3 – Philip Cousins

This talk is the final part of our historical tour around Staveley. We’ll take a look at some of the out townships. (Illustrated Power Point presentation) Note: this meeting is held on the third Thursday of the month. It is proceeded (at 7.30pm) by our annual general meeting, which is expected to last around 15 minutes.

Thursday 27 January 2022 – A history walk through Bradford and Lathkill dales – Paul Freeman

These two much-loved Derbyshire dales, known for their scenic beauty, are examined in this talk, which visits three monastic granges (two with connections to Brimington and Tapton) and reveals some of their fascinating industrial history. (Illustrated Power Point presentation).

Thursday 24 February 2022 – Tapton Grove and the people who lived there – Philip Cousins

This story isn’t just about the historic mansion that’s still with, but it will also cover families such as the Jebbs, Shentalls and Shorts who lived there. (Illustrated Power Point presentation).

Thursday 24 March 2022 – The history of railways in and around Chesterfield -Glynn Waite

Glynn has a life-long interest in and connection with railways in the area. He will be teasing out the fascinating history of our local lines, including the North Midland, the Great Central and the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast railways and a host of branches serving local industries and pits. (Illustrated Power Point presentation).

Thursday 28 April 2022 – New thoughts on Brimington’s history – Philip Cousins

Derbyshire Victoria County History is currently working on a new account of Brimington’s and Tapton’s history. In this talk we will explore what the VCH research has uncovered about the history of Brimington. Philip is a member of the VCH local research group, so should be well-placed to update us on what that group has discovered about our community.

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 – outdoor meeting – venue to be arranged.
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.


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 26 November 2021.

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