23 February 2010

The Nottinghamshire Historian (Spring/Summer, 2010)

The latest edition of The Nottinghamshire Historian has just been published. Articles include:

  • Two Daves and the 1984 miners' strike
  • On the campaign trail Georgian style: the Newark by-election of 1829
  • Nottingham and the great influenza pandemic of 1918–1919
  • Matthew Clay
More information is available on the Local Historian website: http://www.local-history.co.uk/nlha/nottshistn.html

18 February 2010

Grants for Nottinghamshire churches

English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded grants amounting to £250,000 to restore a handful of Nottinghamshire churches. £107,000 will be given to St. Martin of Tours church in Bilborough and smaller awards will be given to St. George's in North Clifton and St. Wilfrid's in South Muskham and The Roman Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd in Woodthorpe, Nottingham.

English Heritage press release: http://nds.coi.gov.uk/Content/detail.aspx?NewsAreaId=2&ReleaseID=411359&SubjectId=15&DepartmentMode=true
Nottingham Evening Post article: http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/homenews/Notts-churches-given-163-250-000-boost-preserve-heritage/article-1842283-detail/article.html

2 February 2010

Blue plaques for Nottingham buildings

Nottingham Civic Society is starting a scheme to commemorate famous people and places in the city by erected Blue Plaques. The first two plaques will go up in the Spring on the Primark Store on Long Row (to commemorate the long-demolished Black Boy Hotel) and on a house on Manton Crescent in Lenton (marking the birthplace of Alan Sillitoe, author of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning).

The society is compiling a plaque list and asking for suggestions: please email hilarysilvester2002@yahoo.co.uk.