19 May 2016

Transactions of the Thoroton Society for 2015 published

The latest issue of the Transactions of the Thoroton Society : the Journal for Nottinghamshire History and Archaeology is now available.

Articles include reports of three major archaeological projects in the county: the Time Team evaluation at King John's Palace, Kings Clipstone, Iron Age and Romano-British sites discovered while widening the A453 and the Ice Age Journeys project at Farndon Fields, Newark.

Other articles cover such diverse subjects as the receipt (recipe) books of the Countess of Oxford, the Stretton and Lowe families who worked as Sir Richard Arkwright's builders and millwrights, how the village of Edwinstowe became associated with the Robin Hood legend in the 19th century, changes to Rufford Abbey in the Victorian and Edwardian periods and the importance of cigarette marketing at John Player & Sons.

Further details and ordering information is available on the Thoroton Society website.

1 May 2016

The Great Nottinghamshire Local History Fair, 8 May 2016

The Great Nottinghamshire Local History Fair 2016 will take place on Sunday, 8 May at Mansfield Library (11.00am - 3.00pm).

  • Local history displays from across the county
  • Old photographs
  • Craft demonstrations
  • Old films of Notts
  • Mining Heritage
  • FREE activities for children 
  • Costumed Characters
  • Aviation history
  • Archaeology
  • Bookstalls - new and second hand 
  • Refreshments Available
More information on the Our Nottinghamshire website.

Nottinghamshire Coalfields Project

The second phase of a Historic England funded project, 'The Physical Landscape Legacy: An Assessment of the Nottinghamshire Coalfield', has just been launched.

ArcHeritage, who are managing the project have organised six community-based workshops 'to identify public perceptions of the coalfields landscape and to identify potential community-based initiatives that can be undertaken to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the Nottinghamshire coalfields landscape.'
Further information is available on the Nottinghamshire Coalfields Project website.