All meetings are at the Nottinghamshire Archives, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, NG2 1AG, commencing at 7.15 pm with sole use of the Search Room from 5pm. Free car parking on site.

Programme 2018

17th January – Ruth Imeson, ‘A tale of two WWI soldiers: Will Streets and Charlie Cobb’

The stories of Sergeant Will Streets, a miner, poet and soldier from Whitwell, and Private Charlie Cobb of the Sherwood Foresters’ Bantam Battallion.

21st February – Deidre McGowan, ‘Ladies’ fashion accessories’

A look at a whole range of historical artefacts with which women used to adorn themselves. As fashions come and go you will inevitably recognise some and some you won’t!

21st March – Ann Earl, ‘Nottinghamshire Almshouses’

The origins of Almshouses with details of some local examples from medieval times to the early twentieth century.

18th April – Sara Woodall, ‘Voices from a trunk’

A chance discovery of a trunk opened up a window into Sara’s fascinating family history, including some intriguing Nottinghamshire links, in particular with the Eddison family.

16th May – AGM followed by Sallyann Watson, ‘From Bingham to Broadmoor’

A fascinating true story taken from the speaker’s own research.

20th June – David Dunford, ‘How Benjamin Hall turned bones into cash’ 

The intriguing story of how a local business man built up a successful glue and bone works from scratch and how the business prospered.

18th July – Nicholas Clark, Peter Hammond, and Gabriella Stenson, ‘Riots & Rebellion’

A drama presentation re-enacting true events that impacted hugely on the lives of our Nottingham ancestors during the early nineteenth century.

15th August – Members’ evening

Short contributions relating to family history research and heirlooms by members, as well as the opportunity for some project work.

19th September – Cat Arnold, ‘Bedlam: London and its mad’

The history of the world’s oldest psychiatric hospital.

17th October – Karen Winyard, ‘Journal of Anne Cooke 1835 – 1839

A fascinating window on the world of Southwell during a period of growth and change.

21st November – Brian Lund, ‘Postcards and the Family Historian’

Discover how important and relevant postcards were in everyday family lives during their heyday in the early-mid twentieth century, especially with the same-day deliveries common in those days.

19th December – Christmas meeting including refreshments

Join us for some festive banter and mince pies to finish off 2018.