Spotlight on Tapton House’s early owner

One of our recent newsletters focusses on George Yeldham Ricketts (who was later known as George Yeldham Wilkinson) and his part in the history of the Tapton House estate. Think of Tapton House and most people are aware of George Stephenson and the Markham family but fewer know about Ricketts. Now, thanks to new research, […]

Events News

No meetings until February!

We are taking a brief winter break – with no meetings until February 2024. But we’ll still be posting to this website and our Facebook pages. Our next meeting will be on the evening of Monday, 19 February 2024. This will be a (hopefully) brief AGM followed by Philip Cousins who will be showing us […]

History News

Queen’s park newsletter focus

Our latest newsletter focuses on why it took so long to complete the Queens’s Park. We’re not going to reveal the story here as the answer and the early history of the park are only a click away! To download our November newsletter as a pdf click on the download button below. You can download […]


We need a new secretary – can you help us?

Our secretary Christine Merrick has indicated that she wants to step down at our Annual General Meeting in February (but remain on our committee). Consequently, we need a new secretary. Could you help us fill this role? What’s the basic role? You’ll need to attend our committee meetings, which normally occur three times a year. […]