A Moorland Album: Edwardian Moorlands seen through the photographs of WH Nithsdale

The first History Live meeting of the New Year will be on Wednesday 5th February 2020 at 7.30pm (doors open 6.45) in Hollinsclough Chapel Hall,

A Moorland Album: Edwardian Moorlands seen through the photographs of WH Nithsdale with David Cliffe

Local tax collector WH Nithsdale took his camera as he walked and cycled around the Moorlands, producing a host of memorable images of town and village life before the First World War. David Cliffe has spent a decade researching Nithsdale’s life and collecting his photographs and has published a book of around 300 of the images. The second edition has just been produced with even more local photos.

David will share his enthusiasm for Nithsdale’s life and work at the first History Live meeting of the new year and everyone is very welcome to come along.

We are always looking for cake makers so please contact Elspeth, to help with her planning, if you can either join the regular rota or bake for one meeting. Tel: 01298 83282 or elspeth.walker@virgin.net

About History Live

History Live is a friendly group which meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30 in Hollinsclough Chapel Hall. (SK17 0RH for satnavs) to listen to great speakers and enjoy sharing an interest in local history. Entrance is just £3 which includes hot drinks and our famous home made cakes!

To find out more contact Janet on 01298 84624, email: historylive@gmx.co.uk or our website: www.historylive.org.uk.

The Story of the Air Ambulance

The Story of the Air Ambulance – with Peter Corbett
December 4 2019 at 7.30

In 2009 Peter was rescued from a serious car racing collision at Buxton Raceway by the Air Ambulance who rushed him to hospital. He had severe life threatening injuries and wouldn’t have survived without the help of the Air Ambulance. Since then Peter has spent all his free time fundraising and raising awareness of the work of the service in our area. Peter will tell us how the Air Ambulance came into being and how its work around the country and locally has developed. Despite its crucial work, the service receives no government funding and relies entirely upon donations. We will be holding our Christmas raffle in aid of this life saving cause and there will be some great prizes so do come along and enjoy crackers, mince pies and a festive evening.

About History Live

History Live is a friendly group which meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30 in Hollinsclough Chapel Hall. (SK17 0RH for satnavs) to listen to great speakers and enjoy sharing an interest in local history. Entrance is just £3 which includes hot drinks and our famous home made cakes!

To find out more contact Janet on 01298 84624, email: historylive@gmx.co.uk or our website: www.historylive.org.uk.

The Leekfrith Torcs: The Story So Far

The next History Live meeting will be on Wednesday November 6th at 7.30 in Hollinsclough Chapel Hall.  As usual doors will open at 6.45 so do come along early if you can, for a coffee and cake (or two).  Some of you will already know Joe Perry from his work at Buxton Museum.

In 2016, the discovery of four Iron Age gold torcs near Leek surprised archaeologists and locals alike. Almost three years on, Joe Perry will revisit the story of their discovery and discuss what we’ve learnt about the torcs: what do they tell us about the Iron Age, and what questions remain unanswered…

Joe is the Curator of Local History at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, looking after both the social history and archaeology collections. Before his current job he worked at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery for several years as part of the Wonders of the Peak project.

About History Live

History Live is a friendly group which meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30 in Hollinsclough Chapel Hall. (SK17 0RH for satnavs) to listen to great speakers and enjoy sharing an interest in local history. Entrance is just £3 which includes hot drinks and our famous home made cakes!

To find out more contact Janet on 01298 84624, email: historylive@gmx.co.uk or our website: www.historylive.org.uk.