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Tuesday 17th October 2017

The Pentrich Revolution Exhibition

Time: 10am to 12 noon
Venue: Ripley Library, Grosvenor Road, Ripley, DE5 3JE
FREE. No need to book, just drop in!
Wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Refreshments provided.

Come and join us to find out more about the history of the Pentrich Revolution with the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution Group. A chance to share your own knowledge and personal stories.

John Smedley Mill Tours

Time: 10.30am to 12 noon
Venue: John Smedley’s Ltd, Lea Mills, DE4 5AG
Cost: £4.50 per person. Booking essential on 01629 534571. No dogs allowed.

A tour of John Smedley’s working mill, producing luxury knitted garments, which includes all stages of the production process. The guide will show yarn preparation, rib knitting, the fully fashioned and Shima Knitting departments, the Wash and Press, followed by ‘Making-up’ and packing. The tour will end in the Mill Shop, where finished garments are available at discount prices!

Derby Council House Tour

Time: 2pm to 3pm
Venue: Derby Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS
Cost: £3 per person (free for Derby City residents – proof required when booking). Pre-booking is essential on 01332 643413.

An amazing transformation of the Council House happened in 2012, so here’s your chance to see how new life has been breathed into the original 1930s structure. The tour includes all the main public access areas including the impressive Council Chamber, Mayor’s Parlour and Civic areas, Display Gallery and discount voucher for the on-site Relish cafe.

From Small Spa to Inland Resort

Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Gothic Warehouse, Mill Lane, Cromford, DE4 3RQ
Cost: £7.50 per person. Pre-booking recommended on 01629 823256. Wheelchair accessible, but please notify at the time of booking.

In 1755 the spa at Matlock Bath was described as ‘…between the gay Flutter and Extravagance of Bath and Tunbridge and the dull, dirty lifeless Aspect of Buxton and Epsom; abounding with every thing which leads to Health and rational Pleasure.’ 150 years later J B Firth lamented ‘the debasing influence of the day tripper is everywhere visible… It is a wanton outrage.’ Trace Matlock Bath’s story in this talk by Doreen Buxton. Includes cheese and wine 7pm to 7.30pm.

(See also Doreen’s walk of the same name on Saturday 21st October)

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