Alfreton & District Heritage Trust
The Heritage Trust originated in an idea conceived and initially nurtured by the Rotary Club of Alfreton during the winter of 1983. Various local social, civic and educational organisations joined together with interested individuals and formed a steering committee from which the society was established.
We stock a range of books and maps for sale at the Chapel, click here to view the list.
Application was made to the Charity Commission for registration as a charitable Civic Trust and this was granted in late 1984.
ALFRETON HERITAGE CENTRE
Our centre in the Cemetery Chapel in Rodgers Lane Alfreton has been open since July 3rd 1993. The Chapel, built by Alfreton Burial Board in 1891, is substantially in its original form. The centre houses an extensive collection of local artefacts, documents and photographs and is open on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm and at other times by appointment.
The Society is established for the public benefit for the following purposes
- To hold a collection of artefacts in suitable premises reflecting the geography, history, natural history and architecture, also the environment and traditions of the area
- To educate the public in the area's geography,history, natural history and architecture
- To secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in the area
- To stimulate public interest in the area
- To promote civic pride in the area
- To promote research directly connected with the objectives of the Society
- To co-operate with the local authorities, all other authorities and organisations having aims similar to those of the Society
- To publish papers, reports and other literature
- To collect information in relation to any place, erection or building of beauty or historic interest within the area
- To hold meetings, lectures and exhibitions and generally educate public opinion
- To acquire by purchase, gift or otherwise,properties, structures or artefacts desirable for preservation
- To encourage the continuance and improvement of the basic traditions of the area.