Month Flat Week Day

Tue. 18 Feb, 2020

Evening Talk: The Hope Robinson POW Letters

Tue. 18 Feb, 2020 19:00 - 20:30

To tie in with our temporary exhibition 'Letters of Hope', Keith Oseman tells the story of a plucky young Ilkeston woman who defied the War Office and published a pamplet on the lives of POWs in the Far East. All welcome. £3 including refreshments. Free to Friends of Erewash Museum members. Erewash Museum hosts monthly talks from local historians to find out more about our local area, it's people and their stories.

Thu. 20 Feb, 2020

Letters of Hope exhibition

Thu. 20 Feb, 2020 10:00 - 16:00

The tale of an extraordinary local woman who reported on the conditions in prisoner of war camps during the Second World War will be featured in a new exhibition at Erewash Museum.
The Hope Robinson Letters collection and her remarkable story will be the centrepiece of the exhibition this autumn.

Hope, from Ilkeston, published a pamphlet on the conditions of the prisoners in the Far East after interviewing two repatriated escapees which gave details of life in a camp near Bangkok. This came at a time when families were starved of information on loved ones, including Hope, whose husband was a prisoner of war, and gave vital information to anxious relatives.

Letters began pouring in to Ilkeston and Hope kept all the correspondence, a collection of more than 2,000 letters which give an emotional insight into the experiences of families of British prisoners of war during the Second World War.

Conservation work has been ongoing since the letters were donated to the museum by Hope’s daughter Penny Aldred. It will be the first time visitors can view some of the letters on display and learn more about the incredible archive.

The ‘Letters of Hope’ exhibition opens at Erewash Museum on Thursday 14 November and will be in place until April 2020.

Adult Poetry Group

Thu. 20 Feb, 2020 18:00 - 20:00

Poetry in the pavilion plus songs, stories and suchlike.  Admision Free and refreshments available.  Limited spaces please contact your Community Ranger debbie.stayte@erewash.gov.uk 

Sat. 22 Feb, 2020

Community waste collection

Sat. 22 Feb, 2020 8:00 - 11:30

Free community household waste collection. More information at https://www.erewash.gov.uk/index.php/community-waste-collections.html.

Community waste collection

Sat. 22 Feb, 2020 8:00 - 11:30

Free community wasre collection at the village Hall Car Park, Little Eaton. More information at https://www.erewash.gov.uk/index.php/community-waste-collections.html

Thu. 27 Feb, 2020

Letters of Hope exhibition

Thu. 27 Feb, 2020 10:00 - 16:00

The tale of an extraordinary local woman who reported on the conditions in prisoner of war camps during the Second World War will be featured in a new exhibition at Erewash Museum.
The Hope Robinson Letters collection and her remarkable story will be the centrepiece of the exhibition this autumn.

Hope, from Ilkeston, published a pamphlet on the conditions of the prisoners in the Far East after interviewing two repatriated escapees which gave details of life in a camp near Bangkok. This came at a time when families were starved of information on loved ones, including Hope, whose husband was a prisoner of war, and gave vital information to anxious relatives.

Letters began pouring in to Ilkeston and Hope kept all the correspondence, a collection of more than 2,000 letters which give an emotional insight into the experiences of families of British prisoners of war during the Second World War.

Conservation work has been ongoing since the letters were donated to the museum by Hope’s daughter Penny Aldred. It will be the first time visitors can view some of the letters on display and learn more about the incredible archive.

The ‘Letters of Hope’ exhibition opens at Erewash Museum on Thursday 14 November and will be in place until April 2020.

Sat. 29 Feb, 2020

Community waste collections

Sat. 29 Feb, 2020 8:00 - 11:30

Free household waste collection at Village Hall, Park Avenue, Stanley Village. More information at https://www.erewash.gov.uk/index.php/community-waste-collections.html

Community waste collection

Sat. 29 Feb, 2020 8:00 - 11:30

Free community waste collection at Kirk Hallan shops. More information at https://www.erewash.gov.uk/index.php/community-waste-collections.html.

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
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