Museum talks programme

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The Friends of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery have announced their spring programme of monthly talks.

On Friday January 27 Simon Chandler of the Arkwright Society will speak about the Cromford Mills.

And on Friday February 24, local historian Althea Devine will consider the meaning of cup and ring markings on stones both here and overseas.

The Iron Age hilltop settlement discovered in their back garden by Ann and John Herle will be the subject of the talk on Friday March 30, while on April 27 Ruth Jordon will discuss the Derbyshire mill-owning family, the Strutts of Belper.

On May 18 Sonia Preece will look at the stonemasons who built Hardwick Hall, and the programme concludes on June 22 with an account by Danny Wells of Thomas Cooke from Melbourne, who opened up popular travel.

Talks are held in Gallery Two at the museum, starting at 7pm. Non-members are welcome but numbers are limited.