BRAMPTON: Living History Group hears talk on Midland railway and Clay Cross tunnel



Brampton Living History Group held its first meeting of the year at St Thomas’ Church Centre with an attendance of 43.

The chairman, John Lilley, welcomed everybody and drew attention to the new programme for 2013, which was now available.

Forthcoming events of interest are a talk on “Derbyshire and East Staffordshire Monks and Monasteries” at the Winding Wheel, and the February meeting of North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society at St Thomas’ Church Centre, when Neil Bridgewater will give a talk on “North Derbyshire Colleries”.

Marjorie Dunn expressed concern at a proposed house building scheme on the Inkerman Park at Ashgate.

The chairman welcomed the speaker, Philip Cousins, making his fourth visit to the group, who gave a talk on “Two tunnels and a canal”, featuring the Midland railway and Clay Cross tunnel, the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway and Great Central railways. The talk concluded with a film on the Cromford Canal. A vote of thanks was given by Sonia Preece.

The next meeting is on February 25, when Clive Holliday will give a talk on Wingfield Manor. Admission is £1.50.