Etwall Gallery

Welcome to the Etwall and Burnaston Local History Society

HistoryGroupLogoThe Society’s area of interest is the original ecclesiastical parish of Etwall which now comprises the three civil parishes of Etwall, Burnaston and Bearwardcote.  

Meetings are held monthly, usually in the Chapel Schoolroom, and start at 7:30pm (unless stated otherwise).   Visitors are welcome.   For further details, please contact Pam Kerby on 01283 730287.   The Annual Programme of events can be downloaded here

Details of Etwall’s historical background can be found by visiting our History of Etwall page


The objectives of the Society are:

  • To meet regularly to discuss local historical topics, to share findings amongst members and the wider community as appropriate, and to disseminate findings by means of publications, talks and exhibitions
  • To encourage members individually or in groups to carry out research into aspects of the local history of Bearwardcote, Burnaston and Etwall
  • To enhance understanding of the methods of local historians and to set historical events in their contemporary context by means of outside speakers
  • To arrange visits to local places of historical interest
  • To build up an archive of historical material relative to the locality

Membership is open to those who share these objectives

Committee members for 2014


Roger Dalton

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Terry Gotch

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Pamela Kerby

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Stewart Rayner

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Archive librarian

Terry Gotch

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Catherine Dicken


Image archivist

Derek Roome


Aural History Co-ordinator



Timeline Co-ordinator

Ivan Way












You can find out a lot more about the history of Etwall, including details of the Etwall War Memorial and World War 1 graves and cemetries along with electronic copies of many documents published by the Society by visiting the main website of the ‘Etwall and Burnaston Local History Society’ by clicking here

If you have information that may help with our research or publications, or are interested in joining, please contact one of the Committee members listed above.

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