Monthly Meetings

Meetings/Events Calendar

NEDIAS  meets on the second Monday of the month, at 7.30 from September to May, and visitors are welcome to our regular talks. You can download this year’s programme here: NEDIAS 2017 Programme

VENUE:  St. Thomas’ Church Centre, Brampton,   Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield S40 3AW (Directly opposite Vauxhall garage/ Bristol Street Motors)

Next Meetings:

Monday 13 November, 7.30

Peter Hawkins: “The Yorkshire Engine Company of Sheffield”

The Yorkshire Engine Company was formed in 1865 and produced steam locomotives, later moving to diesel and diesel-electric locos, as well as carrying out a variety of engineering work. They supplied to many of the famous railway companies, and had a thriving overseas market too.
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Monday 12 December, 2017, 7:30pm:
Christmas meeting.

Talks from members. Accompanied of course by mince pies!
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Monday 8 January, 2018, 7.30:

Jane Middleton-Smith: “The History of Smedleys Mill”

The John Smedley story began during the infancy of the industrial revolution at their factory at Lea Bridge  where they still produce, over 230 years later. Jane is the archivist for this historical company.

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Monday 12 February, 2018, 7.30:

Christine & Alan Piper: “Industrial history of Lumsdale”

The Lumsdale Valley is a site of national archaeological and historic importance. The mills and the associated water management features form one of the best examples in Great Britain of a water-powered industrial archaeological site.  Its uniqueness comes from seeing such an extensive use of water power in such a relatively small area and it’s so local to us!

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Monday 12 March, 2018, 7.30:

AGM, followed by …

Doug Jenkinson: “Recovery of Barytes from Lead mine waste and its use at the Butterley Co’s Denby Hall Washery

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Monday 9 April, 2018, 7.30:

Maureen Greenland & Russ Day: “The life of Bryan Donkin”

It’s the 250th anniversary of the birth of this great engineer, who brought to us so much from Fourdrinier paper making machines to the process of food canning, and so much more between. Cestrefeldian’s will remember Donkin’s local engineering site.

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Monday 14 May 2018, 7.30:

DAVID WILMOT MEMORIAL LECTURE

Glynn Waite: “The History of Railways in and around Chesterfield”