19 March 2012

Nottingham Industrial Museum re-opens

The industrial museum, housed in the stables at Wollaton Hall, was closed in 2009 as part of council cost-cutting. However, funding has been found to reopen the attraction and volunteers will run it. It will be open Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays between 11am and 5pm (4pm in the winter) and there will be a small admission charge.

Members from the Nottingham Arkwright Society are organising monthly events where the steam engines will be in full steam.

15 March 2012

Open Churches Weekends, July 2012

Churches across Nottinghamshire and the city of Nottingham will be open to visitors over two weekends in July. The special weekends, on the 9th-10th and 16th-17th July, are intended to give people "the chance to discover or rediscover the rich variety of churches we have across the county".

For information on which churches are participating please visit the Southwell & Nottingham Open Churches Project website.

13 March 2012

Angel Row History Forum

The Angel Row History Forum was launched in January 2011 and was established "to provide a meeting place for anyone with an active interest in local history and other heritage matters in and around Nottingham."

It is planned to meet four times in 2012 and a special event (the 'Angel Row History Fest') has been organised for Saturday 12 May to promote local history periodicals, books and volunteering in the Greater Nottingham area.

For further information please visit the Nottinghamshire Local History Association website.

9 March 2012

Events at Nottinghamshire Archives in 2012

Nottinghamshire Archives have organised a series of workshops, each one devoted to particular classes of records:
  • 18 April 2012 - Military records
  • 16 May 2012  -  Police records
  • 20 June 2012  -  Records of royalty
  • 25 July 2012  -  Apprenticeship records
  • 15 August 2012  -  Nottingham City Council and its records
  • 19 September 2012  -  Electoral registers
Archives skills workshops are also being run:
  • 8 June 2012   -   Reading parish registers (English)
  • 15 June 2012   -   Reading parish registers (Latin)
  • 24 August 2012   -   Finding Your Way Around Nottinghamshire Archives
There are also organised tours of the building on the first Thursday of every month:
  • 5 April 2012
  • 3 May 2012
  • 7 June 2012
  • 5 July 2012
  • 2 August 2012
MAKE HISTORY HAPPEN! Youth Heritage Conference 2012
A conference aimed at young people aged 16-21 with an interest in heritage will take place at The Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham on Wednesday 18 July 2012: 10.00am – 4.30pm.

For further details on all these events see the Nottinghamshire Archives website.