Pentrich uprising commemoration

A weekend of events to mark the anniversary of the Pentrich uprising is planned for Saturday, June 8, and 9.

In 1817 between 200 and 300 tradesmen, led by unemployed stockinger Jeremiah Brandreth, set out from South Wingfield to march to Nottingham with revolutionary demands - including the wiping out of the national debt.

But the men were met by soldiers at Giltbrook and were dispersed.

Ringleader Brandreth was later sentenced to death for high treason.

To mark the anniversary there will be an event at South Wingfield Social Club , on High Road in the village, on Saturday, June 8.

Entertainment will be provided by Nottingham Clarion Choir, Rosa’s Lovely Daughters and others. The event is free but donations are welcome to cover costs.

Then on Sunday, June 9, local historian Roger Tanner will lead participants on a walk of the revolution trail – starting at The Dog Inn, Main Road, Pentrich, from 10.30am.

To book a place email rogerntanner@yahoo.co.uk, or book at the event on June 8.