Society Events and Meetings 2023
Unless shown otherwise, all meetings will be held in the Cantelupe Centre next to St Mary’s Church, Ilkeston — entrance off the Market Place — on the first Tuesday of each month starting at 7:30.
Tuesday 5 December 2023
East Midlands folklore and customs
Traditional seasonal practices in our region
Tuesday 9 January 2024
Lace in the Erewash valley
Why is lace so important in our area?
Tuesday 6 February 2024
Mashed potato sandwiches (and bottle top tinsel)
Home-making tips from the 1940s and 1950s
Tuesday 5 March 2024
Annual General Meeting
Militant feminism 1900-1918
The forgotten role of working class women
Tuesday 2 April 2024
The Magnificent Seven
An end to a 19th century horror story
Tuesday 7 May 2024
Snippets of Victorian Nottingham
Tuesday 4 June 2024
My kind of Paris
Local history — but from Paris!
Tuesday 3 September 2024
The curious world of old-time punishments
How do you punish the dead?
Tuesday 1 October 2024
When the bands played on
The social history of village and town bands
Tuesday 5 November 2024
Bygone shopping in Nottingham
Zebedee Jessop, Joseph Burton and shopping in the 1700s
Tuesday 3 December