Darley Dale Horticultural Society

1980 – 2020

In 1979 local school teacher and Methodist lay preacher John Billingham had the idea of forming a Horticultural Society in Darley Dale. With the help of other locals, including Lewis Jackson and Ernest Paulson, enough interest was soon was gathered. On 10th January 1980 a meeting was held at the Whitworth Institute and the Darley Dale Horticultural Society was born!