Feb 7th 2017 This evening we have a visit from Adrian Henstock who will be talking to us about House Detectives. This talk describes historical documents and architectural clues that are used to trace the history of mills, pubs, houses, etc. Several case histories are used
to illustrate their building history & the lives of the people who
lived in them
March 7th 2017 Mr. Michael Harrison M.A. will give us the benefit of his experiences with a talk entitled "A Trading Voyage on the River Trent"
April 4th 2017 Ian Morgan is always one of our favorite speakers and this talk is entitled "Inspector Hopkinson’s Discovery"
May 2nd 2017 A talk by Mr David Amos entitled
"DH Lawrence & Eastwood Connection"
June 6th 2017
of Newark Air Museum by Mr. Howard Heeley.
July 4th 2017
Kevin Winter talks us through the Battle
of Stoke Field.
Aug 1st 2017.
Peter Hammond is a qualified and experienced archaeologist and his talk entitled "Well, Well, Well" is the story of Nottingham's caves and wells, their uses and some of the finds
discovered in them
Sept 5th 2017
Retired Museum curator and archaeologist, now freelance lecturer and writer with interests mainly in Leicestershire Archaeology Mr. Peter Liddle entertains us with
Oct 3rd 2017
Bob Massey returns, this time, a light hearted talk about "Nottingham on sea"
Nov 7th 2017
Mr. Colin Hobday on "Derbyshire Delights"
Dec 5th 2017 This will also be our end of year meeting with all the usual festivities and exhibits and an opportunity to reflect on 2017
Jan 2nd 2018
Carol Lovejoy Edwards, Author and historian, talks about her publication "Mansfield and the Great War"
Feb 6th. Adrian Henstock "By the Sword Divided"
March 6th. Members of the Laxton Historical Society will talk us through their publication "Laxton in Peace and War'
A snapshot in time of a Nottinghamshire village 1900-1920
Our monthly meetings usually begin with a welcome and any formal announcements from our Chairman followed by a main speaker as shown above. An opportunity to chat with the speaker and ask questions etc is then available during the refreshment break. At this time we usually have any new photographs and documents on display along with our library of books written by local authors that are available for members to borrow free of charge. Finally we finish with a short talk on local interest given by one of our members complemented with slides displayed on a large screen. How we fit all this into 2 hours is still a mystery.