Programme of Speakers 2020/21

Meetings take place at Hollinsclough Chapel Hall starting at 7.30.  Doors are open from 6.45 so please come early if you can, especially on the first night when membership cards are issued.  You don’t need to be a member to come along, just turn up and enjoy the evening.

History Live 2020/21 Season – list of speakers




Sept 2nd 2020

Glynn Waite


Oct 7th 2020

Christine Gregory

Bradford Dale

Nov 4th 2020

Simon Harris

Radbourne Hall

Dec 2nd 2020

Danny Wells

The Victorians and the Christmas Season

Feb 3rd 2021

Alan Weeks

Gun Moor History

Mar 3rd 2021

Margaret Black and Eric Wood

Calke Abbey and the Harpur Crewes

April7th 2021

Jennifer Horseman (from Creswell Crags)

Iron Age Archaeology

May 5th 2021

To be confirmed…..

History Live 2019/20 Season – list of speakers

Date Speaker Subject
Sept 4th
Pauline Dolan Looking after the vulnerable in the 16th Century
Oct 2nd
Roly Smith The Mass Trespass
Nov 6th
Joe Perry Iron Age Torcs
Dec 4th
Peter Corbett The Air Ambulance
Feb 5th
David Cliffe A Moorland Album: Edwardian
Moorlands in photographs
March 4th
Catherine Parker
Heath, South West
New discoveries at Dale Mine, Warslow
April 1st
Richard Gregory Hartington from 1933-55
May 6th
Ian Parker Heath Pre-history: its story

2018/19 season – list of speakers

Date Speaker Subject
Sept 5th 2018 Ann Cantrell Glorious Grasslands
Oct 3rd 2018 Neil Collingwood Public Houses in the Area
Nov 7th 2018 Catherine Parker Heath Barns, Buildings and Heritage Items in the South West Peak
Dec 5th 2018 Ray Perry Rudyard Lake
Feb 6th 2019 Trevor Gilman Buxton Opera House
March 6th 2019 Michael Parkin Chimney Sweeps and Climbing Boys
April 3rd 2019 Doug Bradbury Life and Times of a Farrier
May 1st 2019 Sue Woore The “Hays”

2017/18 Speakers




Sept 6th


Nigel Coulton

As the Bishop said to the Nun!” Bishop Roger Northbury’s visits to the nuns in his diocese, and his not very complimentary reports.

Oct 4th 2017

Tony Bonson

Watermills on the River Dove and its tributaries.

Nov 1st 2017

Simon Harris

The Cheshire Gentry and Islam in the late C16th: new discoveries at Adlington Hall

Dec 6th2017

Christine Robinson (retired housekeeper at Chatsworth)

Christmas at Chatsworth

Feb 7th 2018

Andy Bentham

Secret Marks in Churches to ward off Evil

Mch 7th 2018

Steve Booth

Staffordshire and the Coming of the Tudors in 1485

April 4th 2018

Byron Machin

Local Coal and Copper Mining

May 2nd 2018

June 6th 2018

Austin Knott

Steve Booth

Aircraft wrecks in the Peak District

Staffordshire and the Coming of the Tudors in 1485