History Society Talks
Bakewell and District Historical Society run a number of talks and activities throughout the year. To find out more about the Society, please click here .

 Talks are held at 19:30 in the Friends' Meeting House, Bakewell. Talks are free to society members and non members are welcome.
 Some outings may be charged to cover entrance to exhibits and travel fees.
Talks 2018


Wednesday 21st March
Talk Jan Stetka
""Bakewell Castle Motte" and J Stetka "Packhorse Saltway"
Wednesday 25th April
Talk by Dr Trevor Brighton
"The Civil War" with reference to Derbyshire & the Peak District
Wednesday 30th May
Talk by John McGough & Malcolm Andrews
"History of Cement in the Hope Valley"
Wednesday 27th June

Visit to Lichfield - Erasamus Darwin Museum & Samuel Johnson's House
Wednesday 25th July

Visit to Newark Civil War Museum & possibly Newark Town
Wednesday 29th August

​NO MEETING


Wednesday 26th September
Talk by Dr Ann Featherstone
"How the Victorians Entertained Themselves (The Circus)"
Wednesday 24th October
Talk by Martin Pearce
"Maurice Oldfield, Spy Catcher"
Wednesday 28th November
Talk by Peter Barker
"The Barkers of Bakewell & the Middle East"
December 2018

​No meeting


Talks 2019


Wednesday 23rd January
Talk by Mandy Coates
"White Watson"
Wednesday 27th February

Historical Society AGM