21 May 2009

Booklets on Norwell parish heritage launched

The Norwell Parish Heritage Group have recently produced booklets on aspects of the village's history:
  • Norwell Buildings
  • Norwell Trades and
  • Norwell Mills.

Two further booklets on Norwell Schools and Norwell Farms, will follow later this year.


14 May 2009

New publications on Retford and Worksop

I've just received a couple of interesting new publications, ordered from Bookworm in Retford.

Fading Memories of Old and New Retford by Ron Beare contains a splendid collection of colour and black and white photographs of Retford from the 1920s to the present. The book is a fine companion to Ron's previous collection of Retford images, Retford Old and New. The atmospheric photographs capture perfectly the Retford I remember from the 1970s.
A Worksop miscellany edited by M. J. Jackson is published by the Worksop & District Archaeological & Local Historical Society and includes interesting articles on a wide range of historical subjects (from the excavation of an Iron Age/Romano-British site at Scratta Wood to the story of Ned and Flo, two homeless characters who roamed the streets of Worksop).

2 May 2009

Thoroton Society Transactions for 2008 just published

The Transactions of the Thoroton Society for 2008 has just been published. Contents include:
  • 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