New Season: Stanton at War & Our Sporting Past

Our Autumn Season begins on Tuesday 11th September at 7.30 p.m. in the Carnarvon RoomMr S. Flinders will speak about “Stanton at War” (Stanton Ironworks).

New members and visitors are always welcome at our meetings. The annual membership subscription is £12 (Full-time students £2). Visitors, £2 per meeting.

Lots of information, photographs & maps of Stanton Ironworks can be found at http://www.stantonironworks.co.uk/

Our next Open Morning will be on Saturday 15th September, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carnarvon Room. This will be the first 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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Bendigo & another chance to see Jubilees and Jubilation

Our final evening meeting for this season will take place in the Carnarvon Room at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 8th May, when a speaker from Shaw’s Heritage Services will speak to us about “Bendigo”.

Further information about this famous local character can be found here.

Visitors are welcome – admission £2.

Our next Open Morning will take place on Saturday 12th May, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., again in the Carnarvon Room. This will be another opportunity to see our exhibition: Jubilees and Jubilation, and to look at a range of resources including old photographs, maps, family history resources etc.

Admission £1.50 including tea/coffee and biscuits. All welcome.

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Albert Ball V.C., plus the April Open Morning

Our evening meeting this month will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 10th April in the Carnarvon Room. Peter Hammond will talk to us about “Albert Ball V.C.”

As always, new members and visitors are welcome to join us. (Visitors £2)

Our April Open Morning, on Saturday 14th April, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., will be another opportunity to view our latest exhibition: “Jubilees and Jubilation”. As usual, our local history resources will also be available, including maps, photographs, family history materials & census records. Entrance, including tea/coffee & biscuits £1.50 .

Below are a few photographs of visitors enjoying the exhibition at last month’s open morning.

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March: Meeting, New Exhibition & Antiques, plus news of Thynghowe Project

At our next Evening Meeting, at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 13th March, in the Carnarvon Room, Mick Whysall will talk to us about “Slums, Hardship and Hosiery”. New members and visitors welcome. (Visitors £2)

Our Open Morning, on Saturday 17th March, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Carnarvon Room, will be the first opportunity to see our New Exhibition – “Jubilees and Jubilation: Celebrating Royal Events in the Villages”. As usual, our local history resources will also be available, including maps, photographs, family history materials & census records. Entrance, including tea/coffee & biscuits £1.50 .

On Saturday 31st March we will be holding an Antiques Fayre in the Carnarvon Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with Antiques & Curios, books, cakes & preserves on sale.  Entrance £1.50 including tea/coffee & biscuits.

Thynghowe is a Viking age assembly site in Birklands on the western edge of Sherwood Forest, between Warsop and Edwinstowe. The Friends of Thynghowe have been awarded £50,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake further research in Birklands Sherwood Forest. This will include surveying the forest and researching the archives for more evidence of the history of the forest from the Iron Age to the 2nd World War! There are opportunities for volunteers to be involved in this project, including training and assistance with travel and care expenses. The project is being launched at Mansfield Museum from 3rd to 28th March 2012. Further details and contact information can be found here.

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February Meetings & Events

This month’s evening meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th February, at 7.30 p.m. in the Carnarvon Room.

John Taylor will speak to us about “The Nine Dukes” (Portland).

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

Our Open Morning on Saturday 18th February will be a “Winter Warmer” – Hot Soup & History. Come & enjoy soup, tea/coffee along with old photos, family history resources, maps, archives and our current exhibition on “Village Societies”. As usual in the Carnarvon Room from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Entrance, including tea/coffee & biscuits £1.50

Soup & roll £1.50

 

 

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The Courage of the Small Hours – a story from World War 2.

At our next evening meeting, on Tuesday 10th January, Lady Helen Nall will tell the story of 2 Lancaster bombers which crashed near Hoveringham in 1945. Her talk is entitled “The Courage of the Small Hours”. The meeting will take place as usual in the Carnarvon Room at 7.30 p.m. .  New members and visitors are welcome (Visitors £2).

Our next Open Morning will take place on Saturday 14th January, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., again in the Carnarvon Room. Our current exhibition on Village Societies will be on view, and there will be an opportunity to consult our local history resources. Entrance, including tea/coffee £1.50. All welcome.

Below are some photographs of a memorial to another Lancaster bomber crew, who lost their lives when their plane crashed in 1943 near Staunton-in-the-Vale. As well as the memorial in the churchyard, a panel has recently been erected at the churchyard entrance, giving further information.

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December: AGM, Christmas Party & Fayre

This year’s A.G.M. will take place at 7.30 p.m.  on Tuesday 13th December in the Carnarvon Room, and will be followed by our Christmas Party, with entertaining contributions from members.

Our December Open Morning, on Saturday 17th, 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. The current exhibition on Village Societies will also be on show.

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

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November Meetings – Wollaton Hall, Fish & Chips, and a Quiz

Our next evening meeting will take place on Tuesday 8th November at 7.30 p.m. in the Carnarvon Room. The speaker will be Tim Preston, who will talk about “Wollaton Hall and Park”.

Visitors are very welcome (Admission £2). New members may enrol at the meeting, for the annual fee of £10, which covers admission to the whole 2011-2012 season of evening meetings.

On the evening of Friday 11th November, we are holding a Members Fish & Chip Supper and Quiz  in the Carnarvon Room. Details from the Secretary.

Our next Open Morning will be on Saturday 12th November, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Carnarvon Room, when our latest exhibition: Village Societies will be on view, together with an opportunity to view other archive materials, photographs, family history resources etc. Entrance: £1.50 including tea/coffee & biscuits.

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Odd Laws of Old England

Our next evening meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 11th October 2011 in the Carnarvon Room.

Our speaker will be Lily Dawes, who will talk about “Odd Laws of Old England”.

Visitors are very welcome (Admission £2). New members may enrol at the meeting, for the annual fee of £10, which covers admission to the whole 2011-2012 season of evening meetings.

Our next Open Morning will be on Saturday 15th October, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carnarvon Room, when our latest exhibition: Village Societies will be on view, together with an opportunity to view other archive materials, photographs, family history resources etc. Entrance: £1.50 including tea/coffee & biscuits.

Below are a few photographs of the new exhibition, first seen at last month’s Open Morning.

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New Season – New Exhibition

Our 2011 – 2012 season of evening meetings begins on Tuesday 13th September, at 7.30 p.m. in the Carnarvon Room, when Gareth King will talk about “Life, Death and Fashion in Anglo-Saxon England”.

As usual, visitors are welcome (£2 per meeting). New members are also welcome to join  at the meeting, and the annual subscription (£10) covers entry to all the talks in the season.

The next Open Morning will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday 17th September, again in the Carnarvon Room. This will see the launch of our new exhibition, entitled “Village Societies”, which features photographs and other archive materials charting the history of various local organisations including the W.I. and the Horticultural Society. Entrance fee £1.50, including Tea/Coffee & Biscuits.

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