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Friday 20th October 2017

The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust: Tour of the Light Alloy Foundry Site

Time: 9.30am to 11.15am
Venue: Rolls-Royce Light Alloy Foundry Site, Osmaston Road, Derby
Cost: £15 per person. Booking essential on 01629 823256.

See the largest collection of aero engines in the country, ranging from World War I ere piston engines, the famous Merlin, right up to modern day jet engines in this tour of Rolls-Royce’s Light Alloy Foundry site. Also includes examples across their product range including marine and industrial applications as well as a small number of vintage cars. There are also examples of engines and motor cars from distinguished names such as Armstrong Siddeley and Napier whose companies became part of the Rolls-Royce group in their latter years.

St John’s Chapel and Surroundings

Time: 2pm to 3pm
Venue: St John’s Chapel, The Butts, Belper, DE56 1HX
Cost: £4 per person. Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831.

Join Adrian Farmer on a tour of Belper’s oldest building to discover why this medieval chapel was built and the resources available inside today. Then explore the oldest part of Belper.

Engineering the Derwent – one of the Projects of George Sorocold

Time: 6.30pm to 8pm
Venue: Derby Local Studies and Family History Library, DE1 3AF
Cost: £5 per person (4 years and over). Book online at or ring the library on 01332 642240. Wheelchair accessible. Disabled toilets and baby changing facilities.

George Sorocold has been called Britain’s first civil engineer, yet few people know his name or his considerable links with Derby. Waterworks, silk mills and river navigation are some of the projects undertaken by him here at the end of the 17th century. London, Liverpool, Yorkshire and Scotland are some of the other places where his engineering skills were employed. Using material from Derby Local Studies and Family History Library and the research of a dedicated local researcher we will take steps to rectify this.

Ambassadors of Swing

Time: 7.30pm to 10pm
Venue: Masson Mills Shopping Village, Matlock Bath, DE4 3PY
Cost: £6 per person (includes hot food). No need to book, just turn up!

Come and dance the night away with the fantastic ‘Ambassadors of Swing’, playing the best in Rock’n’Roll, Jump and Swing.


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