11 February 2009

Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway website redesign

I've been spending the last couple of months re-designing the Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway website. It has spent most of its life as a 'micro-site' of the Thoroton Society website but the team felt it was about time it got its own distinctive identity and a separate domain name.

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

Latest edition of the Nottinghamshire Historian

I've just received my copy of the Spring/Summer edition of The Nottinghamshire Historian. Contents includes:
  • 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.

4 February 2009

Norman arch from Newark Castle re-created

A limestone arch with a span of 4 metres, thought to be from a chapel in Newark Castle, has been reconstructed by Weller Engineering Ltd in The Gilstrap Centre, Newark. The stones had been stored in the castle's undercroft for many years and are thought to date from the 1140s.

Read the full story in the Newark Advertiser:

2 February 2009

Edwalton history book published

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.