Local History Talks

Radcliffe Local History Society is launching a programme of monthly public Local History talks for 2020.

This is a new venture for the Society, which has over the years established a high reputation for its research, its publications and projects, the latest being the creation of Radcliffe History Boards.

The talks, all by well-known speakers, will cover a range of topics relating to the history of this area.

They will be held on the first Wednesday of the month, starting at 7.30pm, in the Trent Room of Grange Hall. The entrance fee is £3, to include tea, coffee and biscuits.

Programme of talks for 2020

    • Wed 5th February  ‘Lace, slums and the occasional riot: The making of Victorian Nottingham’ by Chris Weir (former Principal Archivist art Nottinghamshire Archives).
    • Wed 4th March  ‘The Sutton Bonnington Escape – a little-known episode from the First World War’ by Professor John Beckett.
    • Wed 1st April  ‘Viking Nottinghamshire’ by Rebecca Gregory. (To be confirmed).
    • Wed 6th May  ‘The inns and pubs of old Nottingham’ by Brian Howes.
    • Wed 3rd June  Excursion (to be arranged)
    • Wed 2nd September  ‘The good, the bad and the reality – notable women of Nottinghamshire’ by Mo Cooper.
    • Wed 7th October  ‘Shortages, soldiers and strikers: Notts County Asylum (Saxondale) 1912-1924’ by Marion Caunt, Rosie Collins and Pauline Woodhouse.
    • Wed 4th November  ‘Henry Garnett and the Gunpowder plot – a local angle on the event’ by William Ruff.
    • Wed 2nd December  ‘Food and drink in Tudor and Stuart Nottinghamshire’ by Mark Dawson.