Activities

Members evenings

These include tours, field trips and lectures on subjects as diverse as ‘Dark Matter’ and ‘The History of Bread making’.

On 27th July 2017, members enjoyed an entertaining and informative evening touring Beauchief Abbey, guided by Colin Merrony of Sheffield University.  A full report with photographs can be found on the CHS blog here. In 2012 on 25 May CHS members made a field trip to Fountains Abbey, Ripon Minster and the ‘Devil’s Arrows’ menhirs at Boroughbridge.  The trip was led by Colin Merrony of University of Sheffield Archaeology Department who gave an interesting commentary on each place visited and a fascinating insight into the life of a medieval monastery. Photographs and reports of a recent visit to Treak Cliff Cavern in July 2016 and an Aircraft Wrecks walk on 24 May 2014 are also displayed on the CHS Blog under the category tab ‘Events’.

CHS Talks
The monthly meetings feature talks on a variety of subjects of local historical interest by expert speakers.  Two talks are still available to watch via the links below.

The Origins and Survival of The Castleton Garland Ceremony by Frank Parker
Part 1: (revised 2019)Part 2: (revised 2019)

The ‘Boot and Shoemakers’ Strike in Eyam and Stoney Middleton 1918 -1920’by Steve Bond.
BAKEM 869Link for the exhibition of accompanying photographs.
The Air of Freedom: a story of hard times and striking boot and shoemakers in Eyam and Stoney Middleton 1918-1920’ by Steve Bond and Philip Taylor is available price £6.  Contact Val Burgess to order a copy val@watercroft.plus.com.

Reviews of various CHS talks can be found on the CHS Blog using the category tab ‘Historical Society talks’.

Guests are always welcome to attend the lecture evenings.  A charge of £3 includes refreshments.