Willington Parish Council

Serving the people of Willington

Clerk/RFO: Rachel Male
2 The Cottages, Bakers Lane
Doveridge, Ashbourne
Derbyshire DE6 5LA

Meeting Dates

Willington History Group 2017-18 Programme

With the exception of October all meetings commence at 7.30pm. There is a £3 charge and this includes light refreshments.

12th October- AGM at 19.15, followed by "TRACING THE FAMILY TREE" by HELEN BETTERIDGE (Derbyshire Family History Library) Come and find out the pit-falls, short-cuts and surprises that your research may turn up.

9th November – "HISTORY OF DERBYSHIRE SURNAMES" with JANE JAMES. Are you a true son or daughter of the county or could you have an exotic past?

14th December- "WHERE IN WILLINGTON?" a photo quiz, plus examples of family history research by members. See how the village has changed over a century at this social evening.

11th January – "THE ENGLISH HIGHWAYMAN" by LEE TIMMINS. Were they romantic gentlemen of the road or murderous thugs and villains?

8th February – "HISTORY OF MELBOURNE" by PHILIP HEATH. No one knows more about Melbourne and its environs

8th March - "BESS OF HARDWICK" by JOHN HAWKINS. How to become the most powerful woman in England after Good Queen Bess- marry FOUR rich and influential husbands!

12th April - "KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH" by COLIN BAGSHAW. When gold fever strikes, men make fortunes or die in misery as towns rise up and vanish.

10th May - "A GUIDED TOUR OF REPTON" by ANDY AUSTIN, hopefully including a look at Church and School.


Any queries? Please contact WHG`s secretary, Polly Heier polly.heier@gmail.com For information on the programme contact John Redfern on 01283 702894 or eprrjr@talktalk.net