Trace Your Family History event

There is to be a Trace Your Family History event at Cromford Mills on Thursday, September 11, from 2pm-3.30pm.

There are limited places, advance booking is recommended and the cost is £5 (including tea and coffee).

The location is the Gothic Warehouse and this interactive session, led by Barry Sinfield, is for anyone who would like to know how to begin researching their family history.

For ticket bookings, visit or phone 01629 825995.

n An open afternoon is to be held at the Bell Tower at All Saints Church, Elton, on Saturday, September 13.

It forms part of the Annual Gift Day there and runs from 11am-3pm.

Visit the Elton Bell Tower and see the local bellringers in action with a live video feed of the bells turning full circle above your head. Experience pulling the church’s largest bell, made in 1588. See further displays from Elton villagers including crochet, local art, old musical instruments, and Elton History Group. Refreshments are available in the church throughout the day.

n The Grand Pavilion at Matlock Bath is staging a Charlie Chaplin silent-film night on Wednesday, September 17.

The aim is to recreate the atmosphere of Pavilion nights between 1911 and the arrival of ‘talkie’ films in the late 20s/early 30s.

Authentic live piano accompaniment will be provided by Gerry Kreibich, who for many years was resident pianist at Matlock’s former Strand Restaurant.

Four short classic Chaplin films will be shown including The Cure and The Rink. The Silent Movies Night gets under way in the main hall at the venue at 7pm.

Tickets are £5 adults, £4.50 Friends of the venue, £3 children. For more see

n There is to be a spoken word night taking place at Cromford Mills on Friday, September 12.

It takes place from 7pm–9pm at Wheatcroft’s Wharf Canalside Café.

From poetry and stand up to short sketches and monologues, Gary Carr comperes this evening of spoken word.

Book a slot on the night or just come and listen.

For further details about the event, please go online to visit or you can phone 01629 825995.