Following a request to the Historical Society from Nadia Archer from the RSPB Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, several potential volunteers met in the former St. John’s Ambulance Brigade hut, Forest Corner, on Saturday, 10th March, to learn about the history of the village with a view to sharing the information with future visitors who come to Edwinstowe. A Power-Point presentation, given by Olwen and Margaret, highlighted important buildings in the village and associated history. Everyone was provided with a booklet, based on the presentation, to enable them to familiarise themselves with the village. Nadia thanked Olwen and Margaret for all the hard work they had put into the Presentation and organisation of the event.
The walk around the village commenced with a visit to the church where Greg Abbott provided a potted history of St. Mary’s. Other visits were made to the Craft Shops (Simpley Natural – where we were introduced to Minty Foot Soak), Calvie’s Gallery, Library, Forest Lodge, and finally Launay’s Restaurant, where we enjoyed welcome refreshments.