Belper Historical Society
Celebrating Belper’s Heritage
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The Missing Nightwatchmen's Book
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Owing to the current situation with the Coronavirus,
Belper Historical Society has made the decision to halt all member meetings
until further notice.
From April 2021, the committee will endeavour to provide virtual talks for our members.
These will be delivered using Microsoft Teams – the link to the talk will be emailed out to our members by the secretary. More information is available on our Programme page.
Short films on You Tube
Although there are no talks currently planned by the society during the pandemic, a number of short films have been created, voiced by Vice Chairman Adrian Farmer and others. Just click on the title to access them:
Now on sale in Belper shops
Historic Belper & Milford in Colour
by Adrian Farmer
DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR SOCIETY MEMBERS when buying directly from the society.
Use our Contact form for details.
The 1960s, 1970s and 1980s in full colour.
Over 200 newly discovered photographs in print for the first time.
The Great War by Adrian Farmer and Richard Pinkett
Hundreds of stories about Belper families and people, streets, events, schools and more.
Brand new research with stories not told in over 100 years.
Belper Historical Society has worked since 1957 to promote a better understanding and appreciation of Belper’s history and heritage.
The society’s main aims are to:
- Cultivate an interest in the history of Belper and its neighbourhood;
- Collect and preserve artefacts, books, photographs and documents;
- Encourage practical historical research into Belper’s past
The society has a stall in No.28 Market Place from 10am to 1pm during the Farmers Market, held on the second Saturday of each month. Please pop in and we’ll endeavour to answer your questions and provide information.