Organisations, Clubs and Societies

We are very keen on give as much information about activities in the town as possible. 

It is up organisations, clubs and societies secretaries and the like to provide that information.

If your group wishes to be included in this section, please complete and return the form by post or email to 

Please click on the links for further details.

Anglo German Friendship Group

Contact – Mr. Neil Greatorex

31 Smedley Street, Matlock, DE4 3FQ

Telephone: 01629 580892 or email for more information

Babbling Vagabonds Theatre

Contact – Mr.Phil Coggins

Telephone: 01629 815110 or email:

Dales Heart Cardiac Support Group

Contact – Mr. M Benten 

Please see website for full contact details:

Derbyshire Association of Sub – Aqua Clubs

Contact – Mr Ray Foster (DASAC Treasurer)

Telephone: 01773 861025, mobile: 07976297992, email:

DASAC Facebook page

Derbyshire Dales Ramblers’ Association

Please see website for contact details:

Rural Action Derbyshire

Town Hall, Bank Road
Matlock.  DE4 3NN

Telephone: 01629 592970

Matlock Area U3A

Aims: to encourage and enable older people no longer in full time paid employment to share their knowledge, skills, interest and experience to offer learning activities which reflect members’ wishes, whether educational, cultural, recreational or physical.

Telephone: 01629 734290 (Membership Secretary)

Matlock Cricket Club

Matlock Cricket Ground, Causeway Lane, Matlock, DE4 3AR

Matlock Derwent Valley Lions Club

Meets on the second Monday of each month at the Square and Compass, Darley Dale

Contact – Mr. Colin Turnbull

Enton Brook, Dimple Lane Crich, Matlock, DE4 5BQ

Telephone: 01773 852203 or email:

Matlock and District Hard of Hearing Club

Contact – Mrs Shelia Slack


The Club was started in the early 1970’s and has around 60 members.

The aim is to provide social and recreational facilities in an atmosphere sympathetic to the hard-of hearing and to keep members informed on services and aids available to the hearing impaired. They have outings, talks, slide shows, craft sessions, a Christmas lunch, Bingo, and a trip to a pantomime, etc. yearly. For appropriate sessions, such as talks and meetings, Derbyshire County Council fund the hire of a speech interpretation service where a computer operator types what is being said and this is shown on a screen

Website details here 

Matlock & District Mencap Society

Contact – Ms.Jackie A.S. Tunnicliffe MBE (Hon.Secretary)

Telephone: 07831 316582

Website details here

Matlock & District Talking Newspaper

Contact – Mrs.Chris Fryer

Telephone: 01629 584086

The organisation provides an audio tape of local news for the benefit of blind or partially sighted people, who live in or having interest in Matlock.
No charge is made.

Website details here

Matlock Division, St. John Ambulance

To find out more about volunteering opportunities with St John Ambulance in Matlock and across Derbyshire visit

Matlock – Eaubonne Twinning Association

Regular exchange between Matlock and Eaubonne (near Paris) usually in May. Regular events, many with French theme are held throughout the year. An annual dinner in held in January.

Contact – Tony Wells (Chair)

Telephone: 01629 259754

Brian Smith (Secretary)

Telephone: 01629 56559

Matlock Philatelic Society

Contact – Mr Les Pearcy

Telephone: 01629 582595 or email:

Matlock Travel Society

The Matlock Travel Society is for persons over the age of 50 and/or retired; it provides a programme of day visits to historic buildings, museums, gardens and other places of interest for its members, starting from Matlock (Lumsdale), using Slacks Coaches, between the months of March and November, and we usually have an outing for a Christmas Lunch at a stately home or other place of interest in December.

The Society also runs a midweek holiday in June.

The Annual General Meeting takes place at the Imperial Rooms, Matlock, on the first Friday of November starting at 7pm when after the formal meeting a presentation of the proposed visits for the following year takes place.

A Day Visit Brochure is available from the Hon. Secretary on request.

Contact – Hon. Secretary/Group Tours Organiser – Doug Spencer

Telephone: 01246 224678 or email:

Matlock W.I.

Contact – Linda Odell

Website details here

Mid-Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau 

29 Bank Road, Matlock, DE4 3NF

Telephone: 0300 456 8390 (charged at same rate as 01 and 02 numbers) or email

Rotary Club of Matlock

Rotary is a worldwide organisation of more than 1.1 million business and professional people who are pledged to
– serve the community, locally, nationally and globally
– promote the highest ethical standards in all area of working life, and
– work for peace and goodwill worldwide

Full details of the Club’s activities are to be found on

Matlock 140 Squadron Air Cadets

140 (Matlock) Squadron,
Air Training Corps
Hurst Rise
Lime Tree Road

Telephone: 01629 580796 (May only be answered on Parade evenings)

Website details here

Matlock Round Table

Contact – David Rifkin

112 Morledge




Walking in Derbyshire

Information for walkers.

Walking in Derbyshire has 250 free walks to download and print, details of all the books, maps and groups in the Country can be found on our

Contact – John Harris on

Telephone: 01920 822887 or

The Arkwright Society

Cromford Mill, Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ

Telephone: 01629 823256 or email:

The Ritz Adult Community Education Centre

Adult Education Classes

Steep Turnpike, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3DP

Telephone: 01629 533225 

Website details here 

The Royal British Legion Matlock and Darley Dale Sub-Branch of the Cromford Branch

Contact – Mrs M. Parkin (The Cromford Branch Hon. Secretary)

22 Ridgewood Drive, Cromford, Matlock, DE4 3RJ

Telephone: 01629 824263

Website details here

Matlock Needlecraft Group

Please contact the Imperial Rooms for more information.

Meets the 4th Monday every month at 7.30pm, with speakers related to Needlecraft

Every Wednesday 10am – 12 noon ‘sit and sew social event’ with refreshments

Matlock and District Antiques and Collectables Society

Edwin Sanderson

81 Lime Tree Road

Matlock DE4 3DU

Telephone: 01629 583414 or email:

Meeting on the second Friday of the month from September through to June (excluding February) at The Imperial Rooms for talks, slide shows and items of interest from 7.30pm.

St Giles Bellringers

If you would like to learn to ring please email or phone If you already ring please come along.

126 Hurst Rise



Telephone: 01629 57358 or email:

Meets on Thursday 7.45 – 9pm