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!

NEDIAS are organising the next EMIAC Heritage Day, it’s on Saturday 6 May 2017 and it will be held at Cromford Mill. It’s called “Cromford Threads”, very much a play on words. NOTE: as of Easter weekend, the day is now FULLY BOOKED – no further bookings being taken

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