Local History Talks

POSTPONED

17th March 2020 

I am sure that you will be as disappointed as we are but not surprised to hear that we feel that we have no option but to postpone the planned talk by Rebecca Gregory on ‘Viking Nottinghamshire’.

I have spoken to Rebecca this evening and she is looking forward to coming to talk to us when everything calms down!

For those who have bought tickets, either reply to this message with your phone number, so we can discuss how to refund you, or use your ticket for this talk to gain free entry to any one of our future talks.

David Barton

UPDATE 22nd March 2020

I am sure that you will not be surprised to hear that we feel that we have no option but to postpone the planned May 6th talk by Brian Howes on ‘The inns and pubs of old Nottingham’ and the June 3rd talk  by David Appleby on ‘The 1645 attack on Shelford Manor’. As you will understand, this is a consequence of the restrictions on gatherings and the temporary closure of Grange Hall.

Both Brian and David are looking forward to coming to talk to us when everything calms down!

We were due, anyway, to have a summer break in July and August and are hoping that our programme of talks will be able to recommence in September.

·        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.

Dave Barton

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 (See above for revised programme)

    • 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 Bonington Escape – a little-known episode from the First World War’ by Professor John Beckett.
    • Wed 1st April  ‘Viking Nottinghamshire’ by Rebecca Gregory.
    • Wed 6th May  ‘The inns and pubs of old Nottingham’ by Brian Howes.
    • Wed 3rd June  ‘The Massacre of Shelford House’ by Dr David Appleby
    • 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.