Archives for the month of: April, 2016

Thursday 12th May – 7:30pm
In an illustrated talk Tony Martin discusses the fate of the 58th, Rutland Regiment as it met its end in South Africa.

This will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting of the Rutland Local History & Record Society. (

Admission Free – All welcome – No need to book.


Thursday 21st April – 7:30pm

Iron Ore extraction was once a key industrial activity in Rutland. The discovery of out-cropping ore deposits suitable for exploitation by the iron and steel industries led to the development of several quarries in the area with some becoming major developments covering acres of the surrounding countryside.

Gary Brown, who is involved in the preservation of quarry locomotives, and was formerly the General Manager of the Rocks by Rail museum, will explore the early ironstone workings and how they were operated in the 1880’s right through to the major ore extraction undertaken at places like Exton Park and the vast systems at Corby. He will look at the development of technology for improving production especially during the two world wars and how the industry began to decline in the late 1960s.

Admission Free – All Welcome – No Need to Book.