Upcoming Events

All meetings are open to non-members. Unless otherwise stated all indoor meetings are held at: The Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Wharf, Mill Lane, Cromford, DE4 3RQ and commence at 7.30pm. Admission is £2.00 for members and £3.00 for non-members. Car parking on Cromford Wharf. Current Programme as PDF - Past programmes are also available here

19th September 2018

Badgers of Sherwood Forest by Barbara Meyer

Barbara is a wildlife photographer who has supported big cat conservation in Africa and Asia with her work for almost 10 years. Based on similarities in view of problems like poaching, habitat loss and also diseases, Barbara is running a project to momitor British wildlife and in particular badgers in the wider Sherwood Forest area.
Barbara’s talk is based on trail camera footage from this survey project, recorded at or near badger setts over more than 3 years. It will provide an insight into badgers’ lives and behaviour, including cubs emerging from setts for the first time and some unexpected observations.

7.30pm at Gothic Warehouse Cromford Wharf, Mill Lane, Cromford DE4 3RQ

Start: 19th September 2018 7:30 pm
End: 19th September 2018 10:00 pm

17th October 2018

A Journey to Northern Lands and Beyond by Stephen Williams, preceded by our AGM

Tonight acclaimed wildlife photographer Stephen Williams will take us on a tour of the Shetland Islands, Fair Isle, Dumfries and Galloway. His talk will be illustrated with brilliant photographs of the birds, animals, flowers and insects he has encountered in the Islands and Highlands of Scotland.

Tonight’s meeting will be preceded by the Group AGM

7.30pm at Gothic Warehouse Cromford Wharf, Mill Lane, Cromford DE4 3RQ

Start: 17th October 2018 7:30 pm
End: 17th October 2018 10:00 pm

21st November 2018

Cotton Tales by Barry Dawber

Barry, committee member and former Chair of the badger group, relates his view of the role of cotton in the Industrial Revolution.
A former textile technologist, he will talk about not only the engineers but also the mill owners and builders who developed a philosophy of mass production right here, on our own doorstep.

The technology, its creativity and its ingenuity will be examined. And the question will be asked – what happened to this once huge, flourishing industry that gave so much to Britain and the world?

7.30pm at Gothic Warehouse Cromford Wharf, Mill Lane, Cromford DE4 3RQ

Start: 21st November 2018 7:30 pm
End: 21st November 2018 10:00 pm