Welcome to NEDIAS

We are a friendly Society  discovering much about the rich industrial history and archaeology of the broader Chesterfield and north-east  Derbyshire area. We have monthly meetings with talks on fascinating local heritage, and our members receive quarterly Newsletters full of details about “What’s On”. We visit local and not-so-local sites of interest, and we carry out surveys and limited excavation within the area.

Check out our Facebook page @nediaschesterfield, see what we’re up to!

“Ploughshares into Swords” – this is the title of the next Heritage Day, EMIAC 91. It will be held on Saturday  12 November 2016 at Christ’s Hospital School, Wragby Road, Lincoln LN2 4PN. The day will consist of talks highlighting the contribution of |Lincoln’s manufacturing companies to the Great War.

Download your booking form here SLHA EMIAC November 2016

Do look at our Meetings page, and download our programme, maybe even download a membership application here Members Application

HOT PRESS: We’ve just published our latest 100-page Journal. It has articles on Staveley Works, Brunton’s engine house at Butterley Steel Works, Riddings oil refinery of 1848, Boulton & Paul Ltd in WW1, and a fact finding visit from Leicester to view Chesterfield trolleybuses. Fascinating stuff! Order form here – Journal order form NEDIAS Journal Vol 6