Erewash News

05/02/2010: The Ilkeston and District Astronomical Society meet regularly to discuss star gazing and developments in the space industry. Group members also take part in regular trips out to view the night sky. For more information about membership, send an e-mail to idaswmt1@aol.com.
05/02/2010: Ilkeston and District 50+ forum is seeking new members. The group has regular discussions, is run by the people of the area, and works with local authories and organisations to give the over 50s a local voice. If you have any ideas, or would like to join, contact Ilkeston and District 50+, 1 Longcroft Avenue, Cotmanhay, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. DE7 8DA.
05/02/2010: Ilkeston Folk and Blues Club meets every every Wednesday at the Ilkeston Rugby Club, Hallam Fields Road from 8:30pm. Admission is just £1 on the door including a buffet and a raffle ticket. Folk and country music is performed during each meeting. For more details, log on to www.ilkestonfolkclub.org.uk.
05/02/2010: A map showing how Kirk Hallam and Little Hallam have changed over the decades is being sold at venues around the borough. The old map demonstrates the changes over 70 years. Ilkeston and District Local History Society is behind the reprint of a 1938 Ordnance Survey map, which shows Kirk Hallam as a village with 300 residents, compared to 7,500 today - there is neither a post office or shop shown on the map. In Little Hallam, the Sanatorium was still in use and new homes had been provided to local colliery workers. To purchase a copy of the map for £1.50, visit Ilkeston Library, Erewash Museum in High Street, Ilkeston or Shipley Park Visitor Centre.
05/02/2010: Something going on in Kirk Hallam? Tell us about it so that we can tell the rest of Kirk Hallam and Erewash! E-mail your news to info(at)erewashsound.co.uk - just change the (at) for a '@' sign when you send the e-mail and we'll post your story on line here on our next and future weekly updates!
05/02/2010: The Little Eaton Community Association are to hold a 'quiz & chips' night at the Church Hall in the village on Saturday 5th December. For tickets, which cost £9 each, call 01332 840628 or 834298.
05/02/2010: Something going on in Little Eaton? Tell us about it so that we can tell the rest of Little Eaton and Erewash! E-mail your news to info(at)erewashsound.co.uk - just change the (at) for a '@' sign when you send the e-mail and we'll post your story on line here on our next and future weekly updates!
05/02/2010: A DVD capturing the history of Little Eaton is now available for purchase from Gaskins Newsagents. 'Little Eaton - The Little Town by the Water' traces how development was encouraged by the local water source, with a watchful eye on early industry. Copies cost £9 each with all proceeds going towards cancer charities. The DVD has been produced by a small group of residents working under the banner of Woodside Studio Productions.
05/02/2010: Breaston WI meet 3rd Monday of the month, at 7.30pm in St. Michael's Church Hall. For further information telephone 01332 873149. Please mention that you read about this item on the Erewash Sound website!
05/02/2010: Breaston Scout Hall is available for regular or one-off bookings during Thursday and Friday evenings and also at weekends. For further information, please contact Mike Hone on 0115 9725843 or Wendy Redfern on 01332 872936.

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