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Thanks to Lottery players and a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £1.34m, Wirksworth Heritage Centre was officially opened to the public on Saturday 13th April. The opening was conducted by well-known journalist and broadcaster Matthew Parris, and attended by...read more
This was obviously a tough one from our team of literary buffs. Even the winner of our quiz, Olwyn Bailey who receives the £20 gift voucher, managed correct answers to only 37 of our 40 posers. As the team wander off to read up for next year's quiz, here is the full...read more
We're looking for a budding author to be Wirksworth's first Writer in Residence alongside a new exhibition at the Heritage Centre exploring George Eliot and her links to Wirksworth. The residency and exhibition are part of the bicentennial celebrations of the...read more
At the beginning of February, Anton Shone gave an evening talk entitled Wirksworth in a Roman Landscape – about Wirksworth’s unique landscape and the case for its consideration as the lost Roman town of Lutudarum. Anton is a well-known local archaeologist and...read more
Would you like to join our team in Webster’s Café? We’re looking for additional staff to help in our new catering operation. If you have cooking experience and are particularly interested in working weekends and evenings, please do ask for more details or email...read more
Come and treat yourself at Wirksworth’s newest eatery. Named after the family that owned the building for over 150 years, the Heritage Centre café is open daily from 9am until 4.30pm (later Thurs-Sat), offering hot and cold drinks, a selection of cakes,...read more