Talk on history

NBENLM110613B1 - Local historian Adrian Farmer talks to the Autumn club at belper strutt centre
NBENLM110613B1 - Local historian Adrian Farmer talks to the Autumn club at belper strutt centre

LOCAL historian Adrian Farmer delighted regulars at a club for the elderly in Belper with a talk on how people in the town have enjoyed themselves over the years.

Former Belper News editor Adrian went along to a recent meeting of the Autumn Club, which is for elderly people and those who cannot get out of the house often.

He gave a talk and showed images of Belper celebrations, focusing on processions, carnivals, fairs and festivals.

Adrian said: “The earliest image I could find was from 1874, and they went right up to the 1990s.

“It was the first time I’d given the talk and it seemed to evoke a lot of fond memories for the club members.

“Some of them spotted themselves and family members at events.”

The Autumn Club meets regularly at the Strutts Centre, on Derby Road.