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Etwall and Burnaston Local History Society
The Society’s area of interest is the original ecclesiastical parish of Etwall which now comprises the three civil parishes of Etwall, Burnaston and Bearwardcote.
Meetings are held monthly, usually in the Chapel Schoolroom, and start at 7:30pm (unless stated otherwise). Visitors are welcome.
For further details, please contact Pam Kerby on 01283 730287 The Annual Programme of events can be viewed here
The objectives of the Society are:
- To meet regularly to discuss local historical topics, to share findings amongst members and the wider community as appropriate, and to disseminate findings by means of publications, talks and exhibitions
- To encourage members individually or in groups to carry out research into aspects of the local history of Bearwardcote, Burnaston and Etwall
- To enhance understanding of the methods of local historians and to set historical events in their contemporary context by means of outside speakers
- To arrange visits to local places of historical interest
- To build up an archive of historical material relative to the locality
Membership is open to those who share these objectives. Details of Committee Membership can be found here
You can find out a lot more about the history of Etwall, including details of the Etwall War Memorial and World War 1 graves and cemetries along with electronic copies of many documents published by the Society by visiting the main website of the ‘Etwall and Burnaston Local History Society’ by clicking here
If you have information that may help with our research or publications, or are interested in joining, please contact one of the Committee members listed on the Society website found here.
Etwall Well Dressing
Please note that the Etwall Well Dressing Association has it’s own site and more details, including dates of events as well as photo galleries from previous years, can be found by visiting their site (click here).
Another useful site to visit is well-dressing .com Here you can can also view Well Dressings from other Derbyshire villages.
Rotary Club of Etwall and Hilton
The Rotary Club of Etwall and Hilton was formed in 1987 and currently has 20 members drawn from all walks of life within the local community. The local Rotary covering the Etwall and Hilton area normally meet in the Hilton House Hotel, Back Lane, Hilton, on Tuesday evenings at 6.45pm for dinner at 7:00pm. Please note any visiting Rotarians are always welcome. During the year a wide range of after-dinner speakers are invited and roughly once a month there is a ladies night.
The Club organises a number of fund raising activities, the most important of which is our Christmas tree sale in December. Members, wives and friends man “the shop” in shifts and sell various types of Christmas Trees. Most years the profit on this activity is about £10,000 which is all donated to local, national and international charities.
There are a large number of social activities ranging from “Black tie” dinner-dances to golf days. Etwall and Hilton Rotary Club also belong to Eurotary87, a group of European Rotary clubs that were all founded in the same year as our own. This meets every September for a weekend somewhere in Europe.
Rotary was originally started in 1905 in Chicago USA by Paul Harris, a lawyer. He was used to small town America and on setting up in business in Chicago he found it difficult to get to know the local business community. He started inviting a couple of friends round to his office once a week at lunchtime where they ate their lunch together just for company and a chat. The friends in turn asked other friends to join them for lunch and they then began to rotate the meeting around each other’s offices, hence the term “Rotary”
The Object of your local Rotary follows the exact same principles today and that is to encourage:
- The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
- High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
- The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
- The advancement of goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
For further information please contact your local President or a Rotarian who will invite you to a meeting where you will be made most welcome by your local Rotary Club.
- President: Kathryn Caple – 07918 174556
- Secretary: Colin Clark – 01283 732304
The local W.I. branch covering the Etwall area normally meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month except August in the Frank Wickham Hall at 7:30pm
Click here to visit the UK Women’s Institute website.