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The Members Meeting  in January will be a Zoom Meeting. If you did not received an invitation link for the previous Zoom talks, please email membership@nottsfhs.org to be added to the list.

The research room in the National Justice Museum will also be closed until further notice.

Help Wanted

Recruitment for Language Variation Project – Nottingham

We wondered if you might be able to help us with a language variation project, ‘Interactions in Grammatical Systems: North-South Dialect Variation in England’, which looks at whether there are particular geographical patterns to the grammar we use. The research is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and is being conducted by Dr Claire Childs (Principal Investigator) and Dr Beth Cole (Research Associate) at the Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York.

We are looking for people who are willing to participate in a recorded conversation (1 hour) over Zoom and a short questionnaire (10 minutes). The conversation will be with a researcher from the project and someone else you know who also meets our eligibility criteria. Participants will receive a £25 Amazon/Love2Shop voucher.

We are looking for people who:

  • were born and raised in one of four English cities: Newcastle upon Tyne, Leeds, Nottingham or Southampton
  • are aged 18-25 or 60+
  • have not spent a significant amount of time outside their home city or surrounding region
  • consider themselves broadly ‘working class’
  • consider the way they speak to be representative of their home city or surrounding region

If you meet the above criteria, please visit our Google Form https://forms.gle/TEK6ovfs6Qyi6siU6 for more information and to express your interest in participating. You can also contact us at language-variation-project@york.ac.uk with any questions. Even if you are not able to participate yourself, we’d be grateful if you could share this message with anyone else you know who might be eligible.

Many thanks,

Claire Childs and Beth Cole

Version 2 Monumental Inscriptions

Version 2 of the Society’s Monumental Inscription database is now available on Flash Drive.  64 locations have been added – including churches, churchyards, war memorials, cemeteries and transcriptions of Nottinghamshire Archives documents.

For a list of the locations added to Version 2 click here.

For a complete list of the locations in Version 2 click here.

Version 2 is now available in our on line shop here.

To download a description of  the locations in Version 2:

Members’ Wednesday Evening Meetings

The monthly Members’ Meeting are held in the meeting room of the Nottinghamshire Archives in Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, NG2 1AG.

The meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month and begin at 7:00 pm and finish no later than 8:45 pm.

On meeting nights The Society will have exclusive use of the Search Room at the Nottinghamshire Archives from 5:00 pm.

The Nottinghamshire Archives fronts onto Wilford Street. It is next door to the Magistrates Court and the HMRC Buildings (formerly Inland Revenue) are across the road.  The Archives building is a five minute walk from Nottingham Railway Station, the Broadmarsh Bus Station and the Nottingham Station Tram stop.

There are a limited number of car parking spaces at the Archives.

New Products

V8 Viewer Pack

V8 Baptism, Marriage & Burial databases

NOW available on USB Flash Drive.

See our shop for full details.

Monumental Inscriptions

Version 2 NOW available.

See our shop for full details.