Programme 2018

Ruth Imeson will tell the story of Sergeant Will Streets, a miner, poet and soldier from Whitwell, and Private Charlie Cobb, of the Sherwood Foresters’ Bantam Battalion. Both men fought and died in World War I.


LADIES’ FASHION ACCESSORIES Wednesday 21 February, 7.15 – 8.15pm
Come along and learn from Deidre McGowan about a whole range of historical artefacts with which women used to help adorn themselves. As fashions come and go you will inevitably recognise some of these accessories, and some you won’t!





NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ALMSHOUSES Wednesday 21 March, 7.15 – 8.15pm
Ann Earl will explore the origins of Almshouses and show details of Nottinghamshire’s many fascinating dwellings from medieval times to the early twentieth century.


VOICES FROM A TRUNK Wednesday 18 April, 7.15 – 8.15
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.





ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING followed by FROM BINGHAM To BROADMOOR Wednesday 16th May, 7.15 – 8.15pm
A fascinating true story taken form the speaker’s own research.


HOW BENJAMIN HALL TURNED BONES INTO CASH Wednesday 10th June, 7.15 – 8.15pm
The intriguing story of how a local business man built up a successful glue and bone works from scratch and how the business prospered.


RIOTS AND REBELLION Wednesday 18th July, 7.15 – 8.15pm
A drama presentation by Nicholas Clark, Peter Hammond and Gabriella Stenson re-enacting true events that impacted hugely on the lives of our Nottingham ancestors during the early nineteenth century.

MEMBERS EVENING Wednesday 15th August, 7.15 – 8.15pm
Short contributions form members as well as the opportunity for some project work.

BEDLAM: LONDON AND ITS MAD Wednesday 19th September, 7.15 – 8.15pm
The history of the world’s oldest psychiatric hospital.

JOURNAL OF ANN COOK: 1835 – 39 Wednesday 17th October, 7.15 – 8.15pm
A fascinating window on the world of Southwell during a period of growth and change.

POSTCARDS AND THE FAMILY HISTORIAN Wednesday 21st November, 7.15 – 8.15 pm
Discover how important and relevant postcards were in everyday family live during their heyday in the early-mid twentieth century, especially with the same day deliveries common in those days.

FESTIVE MEETING Wednesday 19th December, 7.15 – 8.15pm
Join us for some festive banter and mince pies to finish off 2018.