12th March 2018 Social evening and talk – THE EARTH OUR WEALTH

Monday 12th March 2018, 7.30pm at Donisthorpe Woodlands Centre (DM’s) , Church St,  Donisthorpe DE12 7PY

“The Earth – Our Wealth” – South Derbyshire’s Industrial Heritage

Tony Hurrell from Sharpe’s Pottery Museum presents a talk, illustrated with slides and video,  about the industries connected in the South Derbyshire area – clay, coal, pottery, etc.

The well-known Measham-ware, long associated with the Ashby Canal, was produced in this area.   South Derbyshire is a region with a rich history of coal mining, clay and limestone extraction, and pottery. The Ashby Canal was instrumental in transporting coal and limestone from the Ashby Woulds area.

This promises to be a fascinating talk by an expert speaker.

All are welcome.  Free admission.  Bar available.  Plenty of parking