Society Events and Meetings 2023

Unless shown otherwise, all meetings will be held in the Cantelupe Centre next to St Mary’s Church, Ilkeston — entrance off the Market Place — on the first Tuesday of each month starting at 7:30.

September 1947

Robert Mee

Tuesday 5 December 2023

East Midlands folklore and customs

Traditional seasonal practices in our region

Dave Mooney

Tuesday 9 January 2024

Lace in the Erewash valley

Why is lace so important in our area?

Stephen Schmidt

Tuesday 6 February 2024

Mashed potato sandwiches (and bottle top tinsel)

Home-making tips from the 1940s and 1950s

Ann Featherstone

Tuesday 5 March 2024

Annual General Meeting
followed by
Militant feminism 1900-1918

The forgotten role of working class women

Ian Green

Tuesday 2 April 2024

The Magnificent Seven

An end to a 19th century horror story

Stephen Flinders

Tuesday 7 May 2024

Levi Lee

Snippets of Victorian Nottingham

Brian Binns

Tuesday 4 June 2024

My kind of Paris

Local history — but from Paris!

Stephen Flinders

Tuesday 3 September 2024

The curious world of old-time punishments

How do you punish the dead?

Ian Morgan

Tuesday 1 October 2024

When the bands played on

The social history of village and town bands

Chris Weir

Tuesday 5 November 2024

Bygone shopping in Nottingham

Zebedee Jessop, Joseph Burton and shopping in the 1700s

Chris Weir

Tuesday 3 December