WELCOME TO THE SOMERCOTES LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY WEBSITE
The Somercotes Local History Society and this website are supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund
We are currently developing the site so that we cover as much historical information, memories and photographs as we can about the history of the Parish of Somercotes.
If you wish to follow the history through the centuries please click on the relevant links on this Somercotes History page.
We hope that you enjoy exploring your local history through this site and if you can provide any history, local historical facts, memories or photographs please contact the history society through our link firstname.lastname@example.org
RECENT UPDATES TO THE WEBSITE
A full list of updates can be found on the Home Page Featured Articles section.
PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY:
“Lest We Forget” – The Men of Somercotes and the Local Area Who Gave Their Lives During World War One. Published on behalf of Somercotes Parish Council. Price £4.95. Copies available from .the Somercotes Village Hall and the Alfreton & District Heritage Centre, Rodgers Lane, Alfreton, or contact the Society..
“An Industrial Corridor through a Community”, a book written and published by the Society charting the history of the industrial heritage of our parish. Published September 2017. Price £6.95. Copies available from the Somercotes Village Hall and the Alfreton & District Heritage Centre, Rodgers Lane, Alfreton, or contact the Society..
"Muckram, the People & Shady Colliery", a book written by Judith Fitzhugh & SLHS; published by the Somercotes Local History Society. Price £3.50. Please contact the Society for further details.
"Riddings Windmills", an A5 booklet recording the history of the mills with photographs and maps. Published by the Somercotes Local History Society. Price: £2.50. Copies available from the Somercotes Village Hall and the Alfreton & District Heritage Centre, Rodgers Lane, Alfreton, or contact the Society.
"Birchwood Chapel 1853-1925" - A book about the history of Birchwood Chapel and congregation written by Judith Fitzhugh. Price £5.00. Copies available from the Somercotes Village Hall and the Alfreton & District Heritage Centre, Rodgers Lane, Alfreton, or contact the Society.
“Photographs of Somercotes Past and Present”, a DVD produced by the Somercotes Local History Society. Contact the Society for more information. Price: £3.95 each
“So Off They Went to War”, a DVD produced by the Somercotes Local History Society detailing in photographs the history of World War One relating to general history and the history of Somercotes, including chapters on The Sherwood Foresters, Life in the Trenches, The Battlefields, Women in the War, Somercotes Servicemen and others. Contact the Society for more information. Price £3.95 each.
“Scenes from Somercotes, Pye Bridge , Leabrooks & Swanwick”. A DVD with photographs of street scenes of Somercotes and the surrounding villages. Contact the Society for more information. Price £3.95 each
“Pictures of Alfreton, Ripley & the Surrounding Villages”. A DVD containing photographs of Alfreton, Riddings Windmills, Ripley, Codnor, Pentrich and more. Contact the Society for more information. Price £3.95 each.
"Somercotes - An Industrial History In Pictures" - A companion DVD to the book "An Industrial Corridor through a Community". Contact the Society for more information. Price £3.95 each.
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