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Monday 16th October 2017

Ancestry One to One Help Sessions

Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Duffield Library, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, DE56 4GH
FREE. Pre-book your one to one session on 01629 533919. Wheelchair friendly.

Ancestry is free in Derbyshire Libraries – want to know more. Book in for a one to one session and take a look.

Knit and Natter

Time: 11am to 2pm
Venue: Masson Mills Shopping Village, Matlock Bath, DE4 3PY
FREE. No booking needed, just call in.

At the Knit and Natter sessions you can come along on your own or with a friend, and have a cup of tea or coffee and a chat with the friendly locals who come along each week. Meet new people, share hints and tips, swap patterns, or learn a new skill.

Behind the Scenes at John Smedley’s

Time: 1.30pm to 3pm
Venue: John Smedley’s Ltd, Lea Mills, DE4 5AG
Cost: £4.50 per person. Booking essential on 01629 534571.

A rare opportunity to take a look at the newly established John Smedley Archive and hear about the work that has been done to establish it. Includes a tour of the premises where textile production has been continual for well over two centuries.


Derby Roundhouse Tour

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Meet at The Gatehouse entrance to Derby Roundhouse, DE24 8JE.
Cost: £6 per person. Booking is essential on 01332 643411. Wheelchair friendly route is available but it may not be suitable for some with mobility difficulties – please check when booking. The tour is both indoors and outdoors, so please wear sensible shoes. No dogs allowed.

Join us on a journey to explore the oldest turning shed in the world where the golden age of steam once ruled! The crumbling remains of The Roundhouse has been restored into a truly unique learning centre for Derby College and this special tour reveals how the impressive new buildings complement the character of this historical site.

The friendly and knowledgeable tour guides will take you around The Roundhouse, the Engine Shed and Carriage Shop and reveal the true-life stories of the men, women and children who pioneered Derby’s railway industry.

You can walk in the footsteps of George Stephenson, constructor of The Roundhouse and discover how the town of Derby prospered at the forefront of Britain’s Industrial Revolution.

Lidar and Archaeological Dig Uncovered

Time: 7pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Gothic Warehouse, Cromford, DE4 3RQ
FREE. Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831.

Learn how the aerial images of the Lower Derwent Valley landscape can help us understand the historical and industrial usage of the land: and see how this links to earthwork surveys and beyond to hear about the Lea Wood Knoll Archaeological Community Dig.

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