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Workshops at the Roundhouse . . .

A one day overview of the skills and techniques required to maintain a varied industrial collection in a museum environment.

These skills will also be of interest to those involved with the restoration of other vintage and historical items large and small.

A practical introduction including talks, demonstrations and hands on training in the basics of this fascinating subject.

Dates:
2018 – October 24th, November 7th / 21st, December 5th
2019 – January 9th / 23rd and February 6th

Cost: £95 (18+ only)

For booking and further details, contact: bhrules@yandex.com

Limited spaces on a first come first served basis

Workshops at Barrow Hill, Adult Learning Chesterfield Derbyshire


Social Calendar of Events . . .

Come along to one of our talks/presentations at the Roundhouse.

Our popular Social Evenings have returned to the Roundhouse.

Our thanks go to the Chesterfield Canal Trust for allowing us to use their facilities at Hollingwood Hub during the HLF refurbishment work.

All presentations are held in the Roundhouse lecture theatre commencing at 19.30 and finishing between 21.45 and 22.00. Doors open at 19.00.
Presentations are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
Hot and cold drinks are available from the buffet before 19.30 and during the interval.
Admission is normally £2.00 for members and £3.00 for non-members.
Free parking on site.

Everyone welcome.


18th January 2018

Dave Darwin - From Main Line to Scrap Line

A selection of images from the late Trevor Dean collection, courtesy of Shaun Wright.


1st February 2018 **Additional Evening**

Mervyn Allcock - Saving a Roundhouse

The story in pictures of the project to save Britain's last operational roundhouse.


15th February 2018

Anthony Hicks - Where Would You Like to Go?

An evening for audience participation! Anthony will offer a selection of different topics, allowing the audience to select what they would like to see. A good choice of wide ranging subjects portraying Anthony's photographic skills.


15th March 2018

P.S.O.V. - Main Line 2017

Karl Jauncey and Dave Richards are no strangers to Barrow Hill and we are delighted to welcome them back to present their annual DVD show. A look at steam on the main line the length and breadth of the country during 2017.


19th April 2018

Ken Horan - Me and My Travels

Bits of this, bits of that, bits of the other, here, there and everywhere.


10th May 2018 **Note: second Thursday**

Jason Cross Mind the Gap - A Look at the London Underground

A show dedicated to the London Underground, the world's oldest metro system. As well as looking at every line and the current train fleet, the history, architecture and operation is explained along with a look behind the scenes which includes the rarely seen engineering train fleet.


21st June 2018

Steve Armitage Presents: Midland Metals - The Great Railway Time Machine

A digital presentation of images from Victorian times to the end of BR steam, featuring some of the finest digitally restored b/w and colour images available. Steve is an archive restorer for organisations including the A1 and P2 Steam Locomotive Trusts and also for well known photographers such as Gavin Morrison and Peter Townend to name but two. Equally talented but lesser known individuals such as Les Hanson, Arthur Haymes, Cecil Blay, Arthur Hall and many, many more will feature in an evening of assured interest and delight.


19th July 2018

Andy Barclay - Peter Fox Collection - Part 5

A general mix of images from the collection of the late Peter Fox with views from the sixties onwards.


16th August 2018

Phil Lockwood & Enid Vincent - Diverted! Doncaster to Wakefield - Part 1

Doncaster to Wakefield via Adwick, Goole and Knottingley. Mainly freight between 1975 and 2016, including a look at mines, power stations, coking plants and glassworks en route.


20th September 2018

GB Productions - Steaming Through Britain

Graham Briggs and the team make another welcome return to Barrow Hill to present an entertaining DVD show of preserved steam at work throughout Britain, both on the main line and at many of the country's heritage railways.


18th October 2018

Gavin Lake - BR in the Seventies

A 'Modern Traction' show which takes a look at the transition from early green to rail blue livery with a tour of UK locations and includes many old favourites such as Tommies, Westerns and Deltics. During these years Gavin travelled the length and breadth of the UK in search of new locomotives, recording the railway scene en route. Images from locations far and wide from the South West to Scotland and Wales to the North East of England.


15th November 2018

Les Nixon - 50 Years of Railway Preservation

From the early days of preservation the movement has grown and grown. Over the years there have been moments that at one time were unthinkable. Includes both the main line and heritage railways.


20th December 2018

Christmas Social

Wait and see!


2019 Social Evenings...
17th January 2019

Dave Darwin - My Time on Steam 1955-1967

Another suitably illustrated evening of tales and reminiscences from Dave's long journey on the railway.


21st February 2019

Steve Armitage - The Great Railway Time Machine Presents: The Glory of York

A digital presentation of images from Victorian times to the end of BR steam, featuring some of the finest digitally restored b/w and colour images available and including over 100 classes of locomotives. Steve is an archive restorer for organisations such as the A1 and P2 Locomotive Trusts and also well-known photographers such as Gavin Morrison and Peter Townend to name but two. Equally talented but lesser known individuals such as Les Hanson, Arthur Haymes, Cecil Blay, Arthur Hall and many, many more have contributed.


21st March 2019

Rhys Jones - When I Shout Diesel Get Ready to Run For It

A photographic journey from Waterloo to Penzance by steam covering both Southern and Western routes.

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18th April 2019

Ted Hancock- The Railway Photographs of Ken Boulter

Ken Boulter was an optician who lived at Crosspool in Sheffield. He was a prolific photographer of the railway scene around Sheffield and further afield in the steam era between 1937 and 1961.


9th May 2019 **Note: second Thursday**

Geoff Griffiths - Geoff Griffiths... My Life on the Railway

A selection of pictures from the late 1970s through to present day operations and will contain some of the pictures taken whilst working on the railway between 1975 and 2010.


20th June 2019

Peter Skelton - Monochrome to Fujichrome

A wide range of images from BR steam days through to the modern era.


18th July 2019

Andy Barclay - Peter Fox Collection - Part 6

Andy returns to show more images from the late Peter Fox Collection. A general mix of images from the sixties onwards.


15th August 2019

Eric Moy - Mick Fowler's Railway Travels

The late Mick Fowler was a well-known photographer from Doncaster who travelled far and wide in pursuit of his transport interests. His collection is now in the hands of Eric Moy who has made available a selection of images from the late 50s and 60s.


19th September 2019

GB Productions - Steaming Through Britain 30th Anniversary Programme

Graham Briggs and the team make another welcome return to Barrow Hill to present a DVD show of preserved steam at work throughout Britain, both on the main line and at many of the country's heritage railways.


17th October 2019

Phil Lockwood & Enid Vincent - Diverted! Wakefield to Leeds via Huddersfield, Barnsley and Castleford

Mainly freight between 1975 and 2017. Includes Bombardier and Marcroft, Healey Mills Yard, Dewsbury Cement and Stone Terminals, Heaton Lodge Junction before remodelling, loco hauled Trans Pennine services, the area south of Leeds and semaphores at Goose Hill Junction and Castleford.


21st November 2019

Les Nixon - Railways of Scotland

An extensive tour of Scotland visiting many parts of the country with images from the 70s, 80s and 90s.


19th December 2019

Christmas Social

Wait and see!

 

Entry by donation.
Charges apply on special event days.
Cafe available for food and refreshments.
Please visit our shop selling railway memorabilia and souvenirs.

Our opening hours are Saturdays and Sundays 10.00am-4.00pm. Closed Monday to Friday, including Bank Holidays.

There is a diversion in place due to a road closure at Junction 29a of the M1; this will add approximately 10 minutes to your journey time if you use this route to reach the Roundhouse. This diversion will be in place until 31st March 2015.