Alfreton & District Heritage Trust

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Welcome to the website for Alfreton & District Heritage Trust.  This site replaces our former site  alfretonheritage.org.uk  which is no longer being updated

Press Release dated 30th May 2019.  “Tales of Alfreton War Memorial”

On Monday 24th June Alfreton & District Heritage Trust present an evening of tales around Alfreton’s War Memorial – its fascinating history and the stories behind some of the men who gave their lives – the old, the young, the remarkable. The venue is Alfreton’s Palmer Morewood Memorial Social Centre, Hall Street, Alfreton DE55 7BU – starting time 7.30pm.  Admission is free, there is ample parking and a bar.  For further information call 01773 605291.

 

Press Release dated 1st April 2019

“A New Book from Alfreton & District Heritage Trust Local History Workshop
The eagerly awaited book about Old Riddings, ‘Fleapits, Floodlights & Foaming Pints’ has been recently published.  The photograph shows Graham Clarke, who has written the book, together with Stan and Cliff Hill, who have helped him to collect the eye-witness accounts, and source suitable pictures. They were assisted by members of the Workshop, with Wendy Butt making the work ready for publication. The book, which costs £6, has been declared to be ‘A Good Read’. It is full of photos and fascinating snippets and history of recent Riddings. There is a useful Map in the centre, and many first-hand accounts of events.  It is available at the Alfreton & District Heritage Centre (open from 2pm until 4 pm on Sundays) or from Workshop members.   Report ends”    Rachel Walker

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Alfreton Heritage Centre, Heritage Chapel, Rodgers Lane, Alfreton DE55 7FF.  The Heritage Chapel is open every Sunday afternoon between 2 and 4 pm and at other times by special request.  Opening arrangements for bank holidays are notified on our site and on our Facebook page, Alfreton & District Heritage Trust. 

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Our Chairman Martyn Hart is pictured standing at the central display cabinet inside the Heritage Chapel.  Here you will also find the Trust’s collection of artefacts and memorabilia, along with albums of photographs over many years from Alfreton and the surrounding area.  Also on display and available to purchase are the  books and leaflets produced by the Trust, commemorative mugs and DVDs.  A list of available publications can be found on our “Book List” page. 

 

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