25th November 2017

Belper Hidden Histories

An exhibition and talk in Number 28, reflecting on the memories of the people of Belper who lived through WWI with a talk at 4pm.

26th November 2017

Joyeux Noel

Joyeux Noel is a 2005 film about the World War I Christmas truce of December 1914, depicted through the eyes of French, British and German soldiers, and the repercussions they faced afterwards. It was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 78th Academy Awards.

There will be a 10 minute introduction and a 20 minute discussion session at the end.

21st March 2018

In One Hundred Years

A day of events commemorating Charles Edwin Stone who was awarded the Victory Cross during WWI

2pm
A service in the chapel at Belper Cemetery

3pm
Unveiling of the Charles Stone VC paving slab in the Memorial Gardens adjacent to the war memorial

7.30pm
A commemoration of Charles Stone VC in music, poetry, spoken word and drama, with participation from Belper Musical Theatre, Mat Williams who wrote 'In One Hundred Years', and QHQ (Belper acapella group). Tracey Wilkinson (who wrote the 'Song For Belper') is writing a new song for the event.

Please note, the program may change so check again nearer to the event.

2014 - 2018

Roll of Honour

Following the Great War, G Herbert Strutt commissioned a Roll of Honour, in the form of book, inscribed with the names of the men of Belper and Milford who fell in the conflict.

As a contribution to the acts of remembrance in the town, this book will be displayed in Belper Historical Society's "Robson Cabinet" in the east end of St John's Heritage Centre from 4th August, 2014. A fresh page of names, in alphabetical order, will be shown each month over the next four years.

The book can be seen when the Heritage Centre is normally open from 9;30am to 12 noon from Monday to Friday and on the last Saturday of the Month (except December).