A Village of Shopkeepers

The society’s new exhibition, “A Village of Shopkeepers”, will be opening on our next Open Day (September 14th 2013)

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2013-2014 Programme

The 2013-2014 Programme of Evening Meetings and Open Days are now available.

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Summer and Beyond

Our Winter Programme of speakers has now finished. We will be continuing with our Open Days through the Summer as can be seen on our diary page. Watch out for our new programme of evening meetings for 2013–2014 which will be published shortly.

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Burton Joyce – A Different View

“Burton Joyce – a Different View”, is the intruiging title of the talk to be given at our next Evening Meeting, by Mr. Stephen Wright, our Society’s Chairman. This will take place in the Carnarvon Room at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 12th February. As always, new members and visitors are welcome to attend (Visitors £2).

Our next Open Morning is on Saturday 16th February, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carnarvon Room. This will be the final opportunity to view our current exhibition: “Our Sporting Past” – Sport in the Villages & Local Sporting Personalities.

As usual, our other archive resources – photographs, census records, family history, maps & books etc. will be available for consultation. Entrance £1.50 including tea/coffee/squash & biscuits. All welcome.

The Centre for Local History is normally also open each Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

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Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year for 2013 to all our members and visitors.

Our first Evening Meeting for 2013 will take place on Tuesday 8th January, at 7.30 p.m. in the Carnarvon Room.

Mr. Rodney Cousins will talk to us about NEWARK INNS & PUBLIC HOUSES”.

A list of historic inns and public houses in Newark from 1341 – 1963 can be found here, and further information and photographs here.

Our January Open Morning is on Saturday 12th January, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carnarvon Room. This will be another opportunity to view our current exhibition: “Our Sporting Past” – Sport in the Villages & Local Sporting Personalities.

As usual, our other archive resources – photographs, census records, family history, maps & books etc. will be available for consultation. Entrance £1.50 including tea/coffee/squash & biscuits. All welcome.

The Centre for Local History is normally also open each Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

   

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December: AGM, Party & Christmas Fayre

This year’s A.G.M. will take place at 7.30 p.m.  on Tuesday 11th December in the Carnarvon Room, and will be followed by our Christmas Party and Members’ Evening.

Our December Open Morning, on Saturday 15th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Carnarvon Roomwill be a Christmas Fayre, including a tombola, book stall, cakes & bric-a-brac.

All welcome. Admission £1.50 including coffee/tea and mince pie.

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Grace’s Diary – our November Meeting

Our next Evening Meeting will take place as usual in the Carnarvon Room at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 13th November. The speaker will be Rowena Edlin-White, who will talk about “Grace’s Diary”, the journal of Grace Jane Dexter, written from 1884-1893. Grace was born in Caroline Street, Nottingham and began work aged fourteen as a pupil teacher in the Sneinton Board School. She records her struggle to qualify as a certificated teacher, together with details of daily life, people and events.

As usual, new members and visitors are welcome to join us for the meeting. (Visitors £2)

Our next Open Morning will be on Saturday 17th November, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carnarvon Room. This will be another opportunity to view our latest exhibition: “Our Sporting Past” – Sport in the Villages & Local Sporting Personalities.

As usual, our other archive resources – photographs, census records, family history, maps & books etc. will be available for consultation. Entrance £1.50 including tea/coffee/squash & biscuits. All welcome.

The Centre for Local History is normally also open each Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

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Local Councillors with the Committee at the Launch of the New Pub Walks Booklet

The 6 additional walks listed in the recently published booklet: “Pub Walks from Burton Joyce with Local History” are now available to download. Just follow the link here.

The booklet was launched last week, and the photographs below shows representatives of Nottinghamshire County Council, the Lord Nelson Public House and the Burton Joyce and Bulcote Local History Society at the launch outside the Lord Nelson in Burton Joyce.

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October Meetings and Exhibition

Our evening meeting this month is a talk by Alan Clayton entitled: “Delights & Disasters: The 1950s”. This will take place as usual at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 9th October in the Carnarvon Room. New members and visitors are welcome to come. Visitors £2.

Our next Open Morning will be on Saturday 13th October, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carnarvon Room. This will be another opportunity to view our latest exhibition: “Our Sporting Past” – Sport in the Villages & Local Sporting Personalities.

As usual, our other archive resources – photographs, census records, family history, maps & books etc. will be available for consultation. Entrance £1.50 including tea/coffee/squash & biscuits. All welcome.

The Centre for Local History is normally also open each Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

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New Booklet Launched: “Pub Walks from Burton Joyce”

 

Now available – our new publication: “Pub Walks from Burton Joyce”.

Six walks from the centre of the village, varying in length from 4 to 10 miles, with route descriptions and local history information.

The booklet has route maps and is illustrated with photos and sketches.

Obtainable from the Society, and on sale at The Paper Shop, Burton Joyce, at Burton Joyce Post Office, and at The Bookcase, Lowdham.

Normal Price £3.00, introductory offer of £2.50 until the end of November 2012.

 

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