heritage: New Town Trail project makes progress



At the recent meeting of the Alfreton and District Heritage Trust it was reported that the Town Trail is now a work in progress. Wendy gave out copies of the current trail - much of which is now under Tesco! Members have volunteered to find out more about sections of interest to themselves and findings will be given to Wendy before the end of March, so that a new draft of the trail can be ready for the next meeting in April.

The 20th anniversary weekend will be on July 6 and 7. The trust needs any school records, photographs and reports to add to the ones already given to the trust. These could be brought to the centre or copies made of them. Anything for display can be brought to the Heritage Centre between 2pm and 4pm on Sundays, or taken to 24 Limes Avenue in Alfreton.

The new website at www.alfretonheritage.org.uk is now fully accessible and is updated regularly.

The heritage stall at the Swanwick Victorian Market was a great success with lots of local books and jubilee mugs being sold.

Peter Singleton would welcome information about the Birch family who lived at 28 Priory Road during the war. Any details can be brought to the centre which is open to visitors every Sunday afternoon, from 2pm till 4pm.

The centre is in the Old Chapel in Alfreton Cemetery, on Rodgers Lane, Alfreton. Membership of the Trust is still only £3 and can be sent to Graeme Walker, at 24 Limes Avenue, Alfreton, and more details about the trust can be found by phoning Rachel Walker on 01773 832349.

The next meeting of the trust will be held on Tuesday, April 9, at Firs House, Alfreton at 7.30pm.