BOLSOVER: Civic Society to host history and heritage fair

On Saturday, October 5, from 10am - 4pm, it will be the turn of the Bolsover Civic Society to host the eighth annual Local History and Heritage Groups Fair in the Bolsover Parish Rooms on the Hornscroft. The event will showcase the work of history and heritage groups from north-eastern Derbyshire, north Nottinghamshire and neighbouring areas of South Yorkshire.

This family friendly event is being supported by Limestone Journeys and the National Lottery. Admission is free.

There will also be an opportunity to listen to the church bells, explore the Bolsover Parish Church of St Mary and St Laurence during the Harvest Extravaganza, featuring children’s activities, ploughman’s lunches and enjoy the history of heritage-themed scarecrow sculptures prepared at this month’s Saturday morning scarecrow making workshops open to all and culminating in a children’s harvest service with Michael the Clown on Sunday, October 6, at 2.30pm.

As a further contribution to the History and Heritage Fair the Church Crypt, under the Cavendish Chapel, with its magnificent memorials to members of the Cavendish, Bentinck, Holles, Harley family, will be opened up for the first time for the public to visit, as will the modern hydraulics system underpinning the 12th century bell tower.

In addition, the Derbyshire County Council Cultural and Library Services will be supporting the Civic Society to help local residents and visitors to trace their family tree, find out about the local history archives and picture the past with experts until 3.30pm in the Bolsover Library.

Further information about the fair contact Sue on 01246 825330 or e-mail Brenda