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Subject: The Bubonic Plague in Nottinghamshire
I am currently researching a medieval burial site in Nottingham city centre. You may have come across references to my research in the Nottingham Post (an article appeared in today’s Post:

http://www.nottinghampost.com/man-s-mission-unearth-ancient-skeleton-mystery/story-20609697-detail/story.html).

It is my working hypothesis that the 70 or more individuals found at Cranbrook Street were victims of plague. I expect to be receiving funding for ancient DNA analysis this coming summer. However, I am wondering if you or your members may be able to help in my research I am wondering if you could possibly post a message on any social media page that your group might use, or a message in any future newsletter to your members, asking for people who are aware of any documentary references to plague in any part of Nottinghamshire during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries to contact me.

I can be contacted at sclomax2004@yahoo.co.uk or in writing to:

Scott Lomax, Museum of Nottingham Life,
Waterworks Building, Castle Boulevard, Nottingham. NG7 1FB.

The site I am investigating dates to the 15th century. However, I am also researching a wider time period in case it provides relevant information regarding the decline in conditions in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire during the late medieval period.If your society is able to assist I will certainly ensure the assistance is publicised, in the project report and on the project website which I will be creating over the next few days.
Many thanks.Best wishes,Scott Lomax