The publication can be obtained from Nottinghamshire County Council Libraries:
29 December 2009
28 November 2009
7 November 2009
The One Show is broadcast on BBC1 at 7pm, 9 November 2009.
29 October 2009
Deadline for entries 15th November
For the next exhibition to be held in our dynamic temporary gallery space, we want to showcase local creative talent. Are you an artist or photographer? Be inspired by the stunning scenery of Creswell Crags to produce your own piece of art. We will choose five entrants from each age range to be displayed in the new exhibition. One over-all winner will be chosen by art professionals to have their entry made into a postcard which will be sold in Creswell Crags gift shop to commemorate the opening of our new visitor centre.
Use any medium, colour or black and white, to create a unique piece of art. For full details of entry requirements, please contact us at the centre:
Please find attached competition entry form which includes the rules for entry:
26 September 2009
"The Trent Valley: Advancing the Research Strategy" - Third Trent Valley GeoArchaeology Conference 2009
Further information at http://www.tvg.bham.ac.uk/conference.htm.
22 September 2009
16 September 2009
- The castle in the landscape (David Mercer)
- Castles of Nottinghamshire: a thematic approach to recent fieldwork (James Wright)
- Seen and unseen: landscape narratives and fresh perspectives on Laxton castle (Keith Challis)
- Nottingham Castle: 'Noble Pallace of the Duke of Newcastle' (Trevor Foulds)
Contact: Mrs M Woodhead, 12 Church Street, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Notts NG21 9QA.
- A new map of Sherwood Forest
- Did a Keyworth man meet Napoleon?
- The Somme, Nottingham and the local press
- Diary of events
Further details on the Local Historian website:
15 September 2009
- Rufford Abbey and the Savile family (14 October 2009)
- Researching parish church histories in the Nottinghamshire Archives (28 October 2009)
- The workhouse and its records (11 November 2009)
- Discovering Nottingham's architectural heritage (25 November 2009)
14 September 2009
A fantastic new online resource for anyone interested in Worksop's history was officially launced by Sir Andrew Buchanan on Saturday. The website contains a series of illustrated essays on aspects of the town's history and also essays on the Dukery estates (Clumber, Thoresby, Worksop Manor, Welbeck and Rufford abbey). You can also view over 2000 photographs from Bassetlaw Museum's collections.
The project also includes the publication of a 20-page guide book and the setting-up of five interpretation boards at strategic points around the town.
- Southwell Roman villa
- Worksop Heritage Trail
- Jacksdale war memorial and community archaeology
- Medieval Sherwood Forest map
- Mansfield Woodhouse ‘Little Big Dig’
- Heritage events over the Summer
Download from: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/heritagenews.pdf
13 September 2009
22 August 2009
It promises the "fullest and most diverse programme to date, with something for everyone". Highlights include:
- "Eastwood: the way we lived" - an exhibition at Durban House of historic photographs of Lawrence's hometown of Eastwood
- Outdoor concert at Collier's Wood featuring the Pye Hill Male Voice Choir
- Screening of the classic 1949 film of Lawrence's short story, "The Rocking Horse Winner"
- Outdoor sketching and painting workshops
- Lectures and talks on aspects of Lawrence's work and related subjects
- Talk on Beauvale Priory
- Guided walks around the area
29 July 2009
Listen to it on the CHAD website:
27 July 2009
26 July 2009
19 July 2009
Archaeologist and writer Dr Paul Bahn will be giving an evening lecture on Britain's only Ice Age Rock Art, discovered at Creswell Crags in 2003.
Sunday 26th July 2009: 'Are you an archaeologist?'
Dr Patrick Clay, Director of University of Leicester Archaeology Services, talks about working in a professional archaoelogical unit.
Both lectures start at 7.30 and tickets cost £4 (£3 concessions)
8 July 2009
All 17,000 petitions have been catalogued and scanned so you can search for places and people of interest and download a PDF version of the originals for free! Approximately 450 petitions relate to Nottinghamshire. Quite a number are complaints about violence: for example, in 1319 Walter de Toutheby claimed that John, son of William de Gaitford, attacked him and his men near Worksop, and beat and wounded his men even after they surrendered to him, so that some of them will never recover. Medieval Nottinghamshire was clearly a very violent place!
6 July 2009
There has been a series of lectures on aspects of the village. The next one, on Wednesday, 15 July, is by Professor John Beckett and is entitled "Why has Laxton survived?"
Further information (including PDFs of the display boards, slides from the earlier lectures and a video podcast) available on the university website:
28 June 2009
Other sites on the register include:
- Beauvale Priory
- Roman towns at East Bridgford and Thorpe near Newark
- Roman forts at Osmunthorpe and Farnsfield
- Ollerton Hall
- Early C16 gatehouse and bridge at Hodsock Priory
- Medieval ruined chapel of St James at Haughton
- Early 19th century tower windmill at North Leverton
The full list is available here:
3 June 2009
- Tower trips
- Churchyard tours
- Local history exhibitions
- Registers of births, marriages and deaths open for inspection
- Cream teas, ploughman's lunches, craft stalls and children's activities
21 May 2009
- Norwell Buildings
- Norwell Trades and
- Norwell Mills.
Two further booklets on Norwell Schools and Norwell Farms, will follow later this year.
14 May 2009
2 May 2009
- The Romano-British Landscape of the Sherwood Sandstone of Nottinghamshire: Fieldwalking the Brickwork-plan Field-systems
- A Medieval Cesspit and its Contents: Drury Hill, Nottingham 1971
- A Pair of Merels Boards on a Stone Block from Church Hole Cave, Creswell Crags, Nottinghamshire, England
- Jordan Castle and the Foliot Family of Grimston, 1225-1330
- The Nottinghamshire History Lecture 2008. Food and Drink in Nottinghamshire Households, c. 1540-1640
- The Southwell Set: Prebendaries of Southwell Collegiate Church in 'the Long Eighteenth Century', c. 1660-1840
- Mapperley Hospital and George Thomas Hine (1841-1916), Consulting Architect to the Commissioners in Lunacy
- Industrial Welfare, Recreation and Retailing at Boots Pure Drug Company, 1883-1945 by Simon PhillipsArchaeology in Nottinghamshire, 2008
Further information and details on ordering Thoroton Society publications available here: http://www.thorotonsociety.org.uk/publications/tts/trans112.htm
17 April 2009
Ian said "It is very worrying. There have been other threats, the Industrial Museum is another worrying one."
BBC Nottingham article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/nottinghamshire/8001520.stm
18 March 2009
See the Nottinghamshire County Council press release: http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/home/newshome/newsarticle.htm?id=114102&Environment=t;
The book costs £8 and can be bought direct from the author: 07943 165189.
3 March 2009
Broxtowe Borough Council is considering closing the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre at Durban House in Eastwood. I used to live opposite this handsome building (formerly the Barber Walker colliery company offices) and have enjoyed visiting the permanent exhibitions on Eastwood history, the coal industry in the area and Bert Lawrence. The temporary exhibitions have also been well worth seeing, particularly the recent one on coal mining put on by Anthony Kirby who has a splendid collection of coal mining memorabilia, photographs and artefacts. The D.H. Lawrence Society is fighting the closure and has organised a petition:
Not to be outdone Nottingham City Council has launched a 90-day consultation on its proposal to close the industrial museum at Wollaton Hall:
The Nottingham Lace Centre, housed in one of Nottingham's oldest buildings, is also set to close in April:
11 February 2009
The website provides a guide to the heritage resources of the county, and a history of Nottinghamshire featuring the latest research. The information on the Gateway website is arranged in a series of research pathways, organised into the following groups: places, people, themes and events. The pathways provide users with a brief overview of a subject area and a list of key resources for further research, arranged by type of source material.
The latest item on the website is a guide to researching the coal industry in Nottinghamshire. Others in the pipeline are: Poverty, the poor and workhouses; Worksop and The Boer War.
9 February 2009
- William Elliott of Brewhouse Yard (1701-1792)
- SRN training at Mansfield General and King's Mill Hospitals, 1965-1968
- Peer and Pitman
More information is available on the Local History website.
6 February 2009
4 February 2009
Read the full story in the Newark Advertiser:
2 February 2009
Edwalton Local History Society has published The Life of a Village as part of the Edwalton Heritage Project. The book contains articles and pictures compiled from the society's archives, and tell the villagers' own stories of living, working, worshipping and growing up in Edwalton over the last 130 years.
The book can be bought in Edwalton and in West Bridgford and costs £10.
25 January 2009
- Civil War trail
- Medieval timber-framed buildings trail
- Malting and brewing trail
The website also includes online copies of the Trusts' interesting magazine.
Mansfield has also published a town trail. It can be downloaded as a printable PDF, an MP3 audio file or a video: