Latest history focused board installed in town

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Mon 12th February 2024

The latest history-focused interpretation board has been installed in a Derbyshire town.
Alfreton Town Council is carrying out an on-going £10,000 project to recognise different historical aspects of the town with a series of interpretation boards.
The latest installation of such an informative board has been put in place next to the Mining Wheel in Chesterfield Road.

It outlines Alfreton being the chief mining centre in Derbyshire in the 18th century, as well as the National Coal Strike of 1912. It also has an ‘In Memoriam’ section which names those who sadly died while working the pits in the area.

Here are some of the other interpretation boards in Alfreton which have already been put in place by Alfreton Town Council:

The DH Lawrence and Park Mill boards are located by the stile at St Martin’s Church.

The board next to Alfreton House in High Street not only gives details about the building, which was built c.1650, but also the general history of Alfreton itself.

This is one of two boards which are placed at the grounds of Alfreton Town Football Club.

There is also this board in situ next to the memorial bench at Centenary Green.

This interpretation board is situated in front of the War Memorial in King Street.

There are also boards in place at the entrance to St Martin’s Church, and in Pentrich by Alma Watchorn Park/Bus Shelter.

Alfreton Town Council, as part of its £10,000 historical trail project, is also planning for many more interpretation boards across the town, including one about the Bevan Boys, one at Alma Watchorn Park, the bus station, at schools, the Wilfred Dawes Memorial, in industrial estates, the town centre, as well as a trail from the library.

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