East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference
Summary Details of Past Conferences
No Date Organiser Venue Title 1 12/12/1970 LIHS Leicester, Museum, New Walk (Industrial archaeology - A policy for the future) 2 08/05/1971 SLHA Lincoln, City Library and Museum (IA of Lincoln / Railway development of East Lincolnshire) 3 23/10/1971 NLHC Nottingham, Adult Education Centre Steam Power 4 13/05/1972 RCHS Leicester, Vaughan College A Tribute to James Brindley (1716-1772) 5 07/10/1972 DAS Derby, St. Helen's House Iron, Coal and Industrial Archaeology 6 05/05/1973 LIHS Leicester, Museum, New Walk Stockings and Bread 7 20/10/1973 SLHA Boston, Blackfriars, Spain Lane Boston as a Port 8 11/05/1974 NLHC Nottingham, Adult Education Centre "Boots" - Industry in Medicine 9 12/10/1974 RCHS Matlock, Tawney House, Matlock Green Rails across the Peak 10 17/05/1975 DAS Swadlincote, Gresley Old Hall Some aspects of South Derbyshire Industry 11 11/10/1975 LIHS Loughborough, University, Edward Herbert Building Bells, Boats and Ballast 12 22/05/1976 SLHA/BBS Barton on Humber, Baysgarth School Brick and Tile Making 13 16/10/1976 NLHC Ruddington, St. Peter's Rooms Framework Knitting 14 07/05/1977 RCHS Burton-on-Trent, Town Hall Boats, Beer and Teapots 15 15/10/1977 DAS/PDMHS Ashford-in-the-Water, Thornbridge Hall Mining in the Peak District 16 13/05/1978 LIHS Coalville, NW Leicestershire Technical College Leicestershire Roadstone 17 28/10/1978 SLHA Alford, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Watermills and Windmills 18 12/05/1979 NIAS Nottingham, University, Portland Building 200 years of Cotton and Steam 19 27/10/1979 RCHS Ilkeston, SE Derbyshire College Erewash 200 20 17/05/1980 TMS Matlock, College of Education Electricity in Transport 21 18/10/1980 LIHS Coalville, NW Leicestershire Technical College The Leicester and Swannington Railway 22 09/05/1981 SLHA Gainsborough, The Old Hall The River Trent, Spine of the East Midlands 23 17/10/1981 DAS Derby, Derby Lonsdale College From Lombe to Lombard (Engineering) 24 15/05/1982 NIAS Nottingham, University, Social Sciences Building Nottingham Lace 25 23/10/1982 RCHS Grantham, Harlaxton College 25 miles from the Trent - Transport to Grantham 26 11/06/1983 TMS Sheffield, Industrial Museum, Kelham Island Table Knives to Tramway Forks - Specialist Steel Industries 27 15/10/1983 NIAG Northampton, University Centre Leather Manufacture through the Ages 28 12/05/1984 SLHA Stamford, Arts Centre Buildings and Building Materials in Stamford 29 18/05/1985 LIHS Coalville, NW Leicestershire Technical College The History, Excavation & Restoration of Moira Furnace 30 19/10/1985 DAS Buxton, High Peak College Rock Around the Peak - Quarrying in the Peak District 31 10/05/1986 NIAS Mansfield, West Notts College Mansfield - Cotton, Coal, Iron and Stone 32 18/10/1986 RCHS Ilkeston, South East Derbyshire College Railway Bridges, and a Viaduct Too 33 13/06/1987 NIAG Northampton, University Centre Boot and Shoe Construction and Manufacture 34 24/10/1987 SLHA Market Rasen, De Aston School Farm Buildings and their Uses 35 21/05/1988 DAS Chesterfield, College of Technology and Art There's No Fuel like an Old Fuel (Solid Fuel Manufacture) 36 15/10/1988 LIHS Wigston, College of Further Education A Stitch in Time : 1589-1989 37 13/05/1989 RCHS Nottingham, Clarendon College Midland Counties Railway - 150 years 38 14/10/1989 NIAS Nottingham, Clarendon College Effluent Nottingham 39 19/05/1990 NIAG Corby, East Carlton Country Park Ironstone - Prehistory to 1990 40 13/10/1990 DAS Alfreton, Alfreton Hall Butterley 200 41 18/05/1991 SLHA Skegness, Embassy Centre A Day at the Seaside 42 12/10/1991 LIHS Loughborough, University, Martin Hall A Brush with Transport 43 16/05/1992 NIAS Nottingham, Basford Hall Nottingham's Dyeing Industry 44 17/10/1992 RCHS Nottingham, Clarendon College Railway Stations of Nottingham 45 08/05/1993 DAS Belper, Sports Centre Strutting around Belper 46 30/10/1993 SLHA Lincoln, Riseholme College More Power to the Farmer's Elbow 47 07/05/1994 PDMHS Matlock Bath, Pavilion Up in the Dumps of Derbyshire 48 24/10/1994 LIHS Coalville, Snibston Discovery Park Coalville - The Pits 49 13/05/1995 NIAS West Bridgford, Masonic Hall Owd yer Tight Please - Ding Ding! (Nottingham Transport) 50 14/10/1995 joint Loughborough, University, Edward Herbert Building 1970-1995 :Celebration Meeting 51 11/05/1996 NIAG Weedon, Village Hall Transport through the Watford Gap 52 12/10/1996 RCHS Derby, College of Railway Technology Derby Canal, Past, Present and Future 53 10/05/1997 DAS New Mills, School and VIth Form College (Not so) New Mills 54 18/10/1997 SLHA Cranwell, RAF College RAF Lincolnshire 55 16/05/1998 LIHS Loughborough, Grammar School Leicester's Water Supply Industry 56 17/10/1998 BHS Burton-on-Trent, Bass Museum Here for the Beer 57 08/05/1999 NIAS Newark, Town Hall Bridges, Beer and Ball Bearings 58 16/10/1999 NIAG Northampton, Nene College The Northampton Shoe Worker 59 06/05/2000 RCHS Derby, Aston Court Hotel Round the Houses in Derby 60 15/10/2000 DAS Alfreton, Alfreton Hall Looking after the Workers - Industrial Housing in NE Derbyshire 61 19/05/2001 SLHA Grimsby, Central Library Fish and Ships 62 20/10/2001 LIHS Melton Mowbray, Council Offices A Taste of Melton - Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese 63 20/05/2002 NIAS Chilwell, College House School Busy Beeston 64 19/10/2002 NIAG Yardley Hastings, Memorial Hall Splashing, Sparking and Squires - The Technology of the Country House 65 17/05/2003 RCHS Nottingham, New College (Clarendon College) 400 Years of Rayles in Nottingham 66 18/10/2003 DAS/ILHS Ilkeston, Royal Regency Banqueting Suite The Show Must Go On - History and Buildings of the Entertainment Industry 67 08/05/2004 SLHA Grantham, Guildhall Arts Centre Bang in the Middle of Grantham - Engineering in Grantham 68 16/10/2004 LIHS Ashby, Grammar School Pottering around Ashby 69 21/05/2005 NIAS Worksop, St. Anne's Church Hall Worksop at Work 70 01/10/2005 NIAG Towcester, Leisure Centre Towcester at the Crossroads 71 20/05/2006 DAS Darley Abbey, Village Hall Darley Abbey and its Mills 72 14/10/2006 RCHS Wirksworth, Town Hall and Railway Station Wandering around Wirksworth 73 12/05/2007 SLHA Boston, High Haven Technology College Peat, Paddles and Pumps - The Draining of The Lincolnshire Fens 74 13/10/2007 LIHS Foxton, Robert Monk Hall The Foxton Lock Flight and the "Thomas" Lift 75 10/05/2008 NIAS Bakersfield Community Centre Sailing through Sneinton's History 76 18/10/2008 NIAG Wellingborough Wellingborough - An Industrious Town 77 16/05/2009 DAS Hadfield, Glossopdale Community College Water in Longdendale 78 03/10/2009 RCHS/TMS Crich, National Tramway Museum Trams in the Limelight 79 22/05/2010 LIHS Swannington Village Hall Swanning Around Swannington 80 16/10/2010 SLHA Holbeach, University of Lincoln Campus A Taste of Lincolnshire 81 21/05/2011 PDHMS Matlock Bath, Pavilion Lead Mining in the Peak District 82 15/10/2011 NIAG Cogenhoe Village Hall Stoned in Northamptonshire 83 19/05/2012 RCHS Long Eaton, West Park Leisure Centre Trent 150 (Trent Station 1862-1968) 84 12/10/2012 DAS Retford, St. Joseph's Church Hall Transport and Trade in the Trent Valley 85 27/04/2013 LIHS University of Lecicester Manufacturing - Past, Present and Future 86 16/10/2013 SLHA Winthorpe Oil's Well That Ends Well 87 10/05/2014 NEDIAS Chesterfield Chesterfield - The Centre of Industrial England 88 09/05/2015 DAS Crich, Glebe Field Centre Transport Innovations of the Butterley Company 89 10/10/2015 LIHS Swannington Village Hall New Sights at Old Sites 90 14/05/2016 RCHS National Forest Visitor Centre The Ashby Canal 91 12/11/2016 SLHA Christ's Hospital School, Lincoln Ploughshares into Swords 92 06/05/2017 NEDIAS Cromford Mill Cromford Threads 93 14/10/2017 NIAG Northampton, National Training Academy for Rail Engineered in Northamptonshire 94 18/05/2018 DAS Long Eaton, West Park Leisure Centre Electricity from Coal 95 06/10/2018 LIHS Market Harborough Keeping One in Suspenders! 96 11/05/2019 RCHS Kirkby-in-Ashfidld, Summit Centre Mansfield and Pinxton Railway (1819)
Key to EMIAC organising societies:
BHS Brewery History Society DAS Derbyshire Archaeological Society ILHS Ilkeston Local History Society LIHS Leicestershire Industrial Archaeological Society NEDIAS North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society NIAG Northamptonshire Industrial Archaeology Group NIAS Nottinghamshire Industrial Archaeology Society NLHC Nottinghamshire Local History Council PDHMS Peak District Mines Historical Society RCHS Railway and Canal Historical Society (East Midlands Group) SLHA Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology TMS Tramway Museum Society
A brief history of EMIAC is also available.