25 February 2013

Archaeological work at King's Clipstone

Archaeologist James Wright has been in touch to tell me about fieldwork and excavation at King's Clipstone, near Mansfield. King John's Palace was the subject of a Time Team dig back in 2011 and, more recently, James and colleagues have been working on "a condition survey of the ruin of King John's Palace, loose masonry recording, an 11 acre resistivity survey, two evaluation excavations and test pitting." In addition, the team have conducted "a standing building survey of two properties ... which contain partial remains of the medieval boundary wall and buildings associated with the ... palace complex." Photographs of work in progess and further information on the programme of work are available here:

11 February 2013

Event: 'Stories of Ordinary Folk', 23 March 2013

The Spring meeting of the Nottinghamshire Local History Society on 23rd March at Ravenshead Village Hall is devoted to 'stories of ordinary folk'. The programme includes the following talks:
  • 'Reading between the lines - stories from parish registers'
  • 'Joseph Woolley - the diary of a framework knitter'
  • 'A common fate - people in the workhouse'
  • 'When the bands played on'
Further information on the NLHA website.

The Nottinghamshire Historian

The latest edition of The Nottinghamshire Historian ('a bi-annual magazine of news, views and articles concerning Nottinghamshire local history and conservation')  journal has just arrived. Content includes:
  • 'Nottingham Cinemas, Part Two' by Michael Payne
  • 'After the Ides of March' (World War II German PoW camp near Carburton) by Robert Ilett
  • 'Help at Hand' (the medical team of the 7th (Robin Hood) Battalion in World War I) by Stuart Wilson and others
Further information on the Nottinghamshire Local History Association website.

6 February 2013

People's Histreh YouTube Channel

People's Histreh (Nottingham Radical History Group), have uploaded recordings of the following events to their YouTube Channel:
  • 'Rethinking Luddism in Nottinghamshire' - a talk by Dr Mathew Roberts, Senior Lecturer in Modern British History at Sheffield Hallam University
  • 'To the Castle!' - A walk retracing the 1831 Reform Riots in Nottingham

Talk on poachers and poaching in Nottinghamshire

Rosemary Muge is researching poaching and poachers in Nottinghamshire for a PhD and will be giving a talk about the subject at The Swallow's Nest in Nottingham on the 17th February at 2pm.

Further information is available on the People's Histreh website.