Blue Plaque commemorating George Parr

A plaque commemorating the life of George Parr was unveiled on 24 February 2021 on the wall of The Manor House where he was born. Photograph above of George Parr (right) and Richard Daft.

George played cricket for the village, then Nottinghamshire and finally captained the All England X1, he was affectionally known in the cricket world as ‘The Lion of the North’.  The plaque was presented to the village by Heather Watts, a local resident, whose late husband David was a cricket lover.
Marion Caunt and Val Cook of the Radcliffe on Trent Local History Society produced a book ‘ A history of The Manor House from 1749 to 2017’ available to purchase. Click here to contact us.

Heather Watts and Marion Caunt

Local History Talks 2021

Radcliffe Local History Society has launched a programme of monthly public Local History talks for 2021.

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Blue plaque unveiled commemorating

the achievement of Hilda Dowson

The Hilda Dowson Commemorative Plaque Ceremony was held on Saturday 24th August 2019. Click here to read about her life and achievements.

After short speeches by Mrs Marion Caunt and Dr Rosemary Collins, Councillor Kay Cutts and Mayor of Rushcliffe, Mrs Christine Jeffries unveiled Radcliffe’s first Blue Plaque. Photographs below. Click on photograph for close-up of plaque.

History Information Boards Unveiled

Unveiling the village information boards, April 2019
From left to right, front row: Councillor Georgia Moore, Councillor Sue Clegg, Councillor Kay Cutts, MBE, leader of Nottinghamshire County Council; Marion Caunt, local historian, Dr Rosemary Collins, WW1 Group and Jacki Grice, clerk to Radcliffe Parish Council.
Back row, left to right: David Barton, Chairman of Radcliffe Parish Council Councillor Graham Budsworth and Nigel Cook, graphic designer.
Group are standing in front of the Grange board; image from the West Bridgford Wire, 20 April 2019

Obituary

Pamela W Priestland

Pam Priestland, who led the Radcliffe on Trent Local History Society for many years and was instrumental in writing and publishing many of their publications, died on January 1st 2020.

Click here to read her obituary.