Welcome to NEDIAS


Members ApplicationWe 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.

Next Meetings:

Monday 12 September 2022 at 7.30: “What did the Strutts do for us?” by  Peter Dunkerley.

Monday 10 October 2022 at 7.30:  The Ashover Light Railway” by Richard Booth

Monday 14 November 2022 at 7.30: “The Ecllesbourne Valley Railway – a remarkable story!” by Eric Boulton.

Monday 14 December 2022 at 7.30: Our seasonal meeting with mince pies – and a light hearted look at  “How come the Arkwrights became so rich?” by Cliff Lea 

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

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

NEDIAS Team take part in the Sponsored Boat Pull on Chesterfield Canal: