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!

NIAG – the Northamptonshire Industrial Archaeology Group –  are organising the next EMIAC Heritage Day, it’s on Saturday 14 October 2017 and it will be held at the National Training Academy for Rail in Northampton. It’s called “Engineered in Northampton”. Download   EMIAC 93 Details  and  EMIAC 93 Booking Form  here.

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