7.30pm to 9.30pm Doors open at 7pm. Complimentary tea, coffee and cake will be available during the interval. Event finish time is for guidance.
The Peak District Mining Museum
The Grand Pavilion

South Parade

Matlock Bath
Price: £7

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CANCELLED -Derbyshire Coal Miners - A Talk by Local Historian David Bell

Author talk
Please note that this event has been cancelled due to COVID - 19
Join local historian and author David Bell for an evening talk about Derbyshire coal miners. From their pit humour- often dark, always witty to memories of their first time down the pit, via unforgettable characters and pit ponies. Find out more about the stikes and disasters and the end of an era.

David Bell was born in Leicestershire in 1939. He was a Primary school teacher from 1960 until 1989, including the headship of a Derbyshire village school. He then escaped from teaching, tunnelling out from beneath an increasingly large mountain of paperwork, to become a full-time writer. He is the author of some twenty-eight books of left-field local history including Memories of the Derbyshire Coalfields. Twenty of these books were published by Countryside Books, six by Bradwell Books, and two by Five Leaves Publications. David has an alter ego – Jack Wainer – who writes very dark crime and horror fiction. Unlike David, Jack is best avoided.
Booking essential, book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.

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