The History Group runs some very interesting talks by speakers from around the local area, open to both members and non-members. We also organise visits to other local history groups, and outings to historic sites and archives / museums for members.


Thursday 21st September 2017. Chris King – “Early fabric in historic towns: buildings in Southwell, medieval to 1750”. Discover which are the oldest buildings in Southwell - you may be surprised!

Thursday 19th October 2017. Rural Life - Archival film from 1904 to 1980 showing rural life in the UK.

Thursday 16th November 2017.  Pete Stevens– “The History of Balderton Airfield”. The RAF, the Canadians, the Americans and Frank Whittle and his new jets were all there.

Thursday 18th January 2018. Emily Gillot – “Rufford Abbey”. Emily is one of the County Council archaeologists and has been supervising digs at the abbey for sometime.

Thursday 15th February 2018. Stephen Gay  - “Railways in a Cornish Landscape”.  Distinctly not our local history but a wider view is always welcome and we enjoy Stephen’s marvellous photos!

Thursday 15th March 2018. Peter Hammond - Albert Ball:  Nottinghamshire VC WW1 pilot.  A welcome return visit by Peter, this time informing us of a local hero.

Thursday 19th April 2018. James Wright - Castles of Nottinghamshire. We may be surprised to find out how many castles we don’t know are in our county.

Thursday 17th May 2018. Margaret Harrison. Subject tbc.  Margaret hasn’t visited us for a while but always enjoy her humour and informative delivery.

Everyone welcome. The above events are in the Village Hall, Main Street unless otherwise stated, starting at 7:30pm, Members no charge, non-members £2 - includes refreshments.