Updated 1 Dec 2017


Talks take place on the first Friday evening of every alternate month. (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec.)


They are held at the St James Church Hall , starting at 7.30pm prompt and finishing about 9.00pm


These talks are free to members.Non-members are welcome on payment of £1. If you would like to join please visit the Joining Us page.


Please contact Mrs Christine Huxley for additional information.





Programme for 2017 - 2018





3rd February

Andrew Dobraszczyc

A Social History of Apedale Hall Gardens

7th April Paul Anderton Local responses to Napoleonís plans 1803-14: opening a new source for family and local historians. 
2nd June Andy Fear Blood and Sand:Gladiators in the Roman Empire
4th August Philip R. Leese Miners Lives; Social Life of Mining Villages in the 19th & 20th Centuries
6th October Tim Coltman The Story of Two Crosses - a presentation on the life of William Coltman VC as told by his great grandson.
1st December Andrew Van Buren  Staffordshire University Project "Philip Astley"
2nd February 2018 Dr Robin Stud Potters and the Abolition of the Slave Trade