2022-2023 Programme

All meetings are held on a Thursday in All Saints’ Church Hall at 7.30 pm

22nd September – Bricks and Mortals

Our chairman takes a look at some of Sawley’s buildings and the lives of their occupants.

27th October – St. Petersburg

Dr. Cathy McAteer relates the story of this fabulous and fascinating city.

24th Nov. – The story of Boots the Chemist

Chris Weir describes the origins and growth of this industrial giant.

26th January – 40th Anniversary‘More Bits and Bobs’

Bob Neill brings another box of puzzling antiquities for us to identify. 

23rd February – ‘The Fall of Saxon England’

Mike Kelley describes the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings.

23rd March – ‘An Introduction to Heraldry’

John Titterton explains the rudiments of understanding armory.

27th April – ‘My Derbyshire Life’

Renowned local journalist and photographer Ashley Franklin presents fascinating facts, stories and photographs.

25th May: ‘The Life and Poems of Lord Byron’

Hugh Sharp concentrates on the life of the poet and how events and places influenced his writing.

June, July and August – Outings to be arranged

Membership fees: £12 + £2 per meeting

Visitor fees: £5 per meeting


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