Peel Centre to Celebrate 150 year Anniverary of the building
2013 sees the 150 year Anniversary of the building now known as The Peel Centre, once the Methodist Free Church. Members of the Chapel gave the building to the present Trustees in 1992. We have now become a popular venue for community groups to meet as well a variety of other events.
The Management Committee, in conjunction with the Old Dronfield Society, is planning to celebrate the anniversary with a “Then and Now” exhibition in October on the 19th & 20th and would like to hear from anyone who was or is involved with the Free Church or The Peel Centre in any way and who may have interesting memories, photographs or other memorabilia which they would like to share.
If you can help please write to the Peel Centre
Or call Dee Smillie on 01246-414265 or Linda Shipley on 01246415113
Barn Project Report.
Planning permission for the Barn Project has now been granted unconditionally. A fund raising manager has been appointed.
We are pleased to be supporting The Dronfield Heritage Project. This is creating a home for the town archives and raising awareness of the rich social history and built heritage of the town through a major research and education programme centred on the re-build of Dronfield Hall Barn. Volunteers are required with skills in heritage research, heritage building renovation, guiding, lecturing, landscaping and general maintenance. Please call in at the project office at the rear of The Peel Centre on Thursdays between 11am and 1pm to learn more about this exciting project and offer your services. Alternatively email email@example.com
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The Heritage Open Days at the Barn were a great success and a number of donations were made and new Friends signed up. The Barn Project is developing its own website and soon a great deal more information will be available on Tbe Barn Web Site
Derbyshire Arts Cooperative
The countywide Derbyshire Open Arts 2012 festival occupied the Peel Centre for 5 days over the Jubilee weekend.
A new group Dronfield Singers meets at The Peel Centre on Mondays from 2 - 4pm. New members welcome.
Arts@S18, The Dronfield & District Creative Arts & Craft Society occasionally hold workshops in The Peel Centre If you would like to obtain more
information about Arts@S18 please contact
either Ian Ward or Denise Thorpe
Ian Ward Denise Thorpe
Tel: 01246 415455 Tel:01246 415780
Dronfield Annual Lecture 2012
Former Director of Forensic Services in the Police Service, now forensic and crime sciences consultant, Dr Roger Summers kindly agreed to give this year's lecture. It took place on Friday 12th October 2012 and was extremely well-recieved by a capacity audience.
Dr Summers waived any fee or expenses and asked for a donation to charity instead. The Peel Centre's committee has therefore made a donation to The Barn Project and the Civic Society will decide where to place their donation.
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