Derbyshire dams in the spotlight at next meeting of Buxton group

The dams of Derbyshire is the subject of the next talk to a local history group in Buxton.
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Buxton Local History Society's next meeting is on Wednesday November, 16 at Trinity Church Hall on Hardwick Mount.

Vivien Holden from the group said: “This month's talk will be delivered by guest speaker Keith Blood. His topic is the Bamford Dams focusing on the lesser known ones of Derwent and Howden, and the fascinating story of 'tin town' that grew up for the many itinerant navvies and their families, who lived there during the construction of the dams.”

The society was founded in 1922 with the grand title of The Buxton Archaeological, Local and Natural History Society.

The Derwent Dam and reservoir along with other Derbyshire dams will be the topic of next week's Buxton Local History Society meeting.The Derwent Dam and reservoir along with other Derbyshire dams will be the topic of next week's Buxton Local History Society meeting.
The Derwent Dam and reservoir along with other Derbyshire dams will be the topic of next week's Buxton Local History Society meeting.

Now 100 years on the aims of the society are unchanged as they look to explore all aspects of the history of the market town of Buxton, and its surrounding areas.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. All are welcome, non-members £3 and refreshments are included.

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