Profile of Edwinstowe Parish Map. 1990’s
Lifetime resident Shirley Moore first mooted the idea of a Parish Map in 1992, and went on to form a committee which included Frank Dove, Elinor Crocker, Margaret Woodhead, and Peter Annable:
Ann Grocott of the Rufford Comprehensive School became a valued advisor.
The interest of the nimble fingered amongst the residents was aroused by the enthusiasm of the committee and the Map was eagerly commenced.
The first major obstacle was a lack of funds but this was overcome when the Nottinghamshire Rural Community Council came forward with a substantial grant. After many hours, weeks and months culminating in four years of hard industrious work, and it has to be said, despair that the project would ever be finished, the Map was at last completed.
The 9 by 6 feet blank calico has been transformed into a rich and colourful tapestry of life in Edwinstowe during the 1990’s. It will prove a talking point for present residents and a visual aid enabling people of future generations to study our village of today.
The Map hung in its permanent position on the West Wall of St Mary’s Church can be viewed by many worshipers and visitors to our beautiful twelfth century church.
Sketches by Peter Annable
The sketches were then transferred onto material.
Badges from some of the village organizations were included:
The Team of Workers
Committee: Shirley Moore – Frank Dove – Elinor Crocker – Margaret Woodhead – Peter Annable – with advice from Ann Grocott
Elinor Crocker Sherwood Forest – Robin Hood figure – King Edwin School – Royal Oak- St. Mary’s School Badge – Coal Train – Scouts Badge – Football & Cricket Embroidery Dukeries Hotel (with Clarice Hodgson) – Black Lettering – Gold Beads – Centre Parks
Audrey Baker Jug & Glass – Mothers Union Badge – 1950’s Edwinstowe County School Badge – Centre of the village – Acorns
Barbara Ford St. Mary’s Church
Thomas Penticost Manvers Arms – Major Cinema – Cross Roads Cottages
Margaret Woodhead Major Oak – Gold Beads
Hazel Fletcher Thoresby Colliery – Robin Hood Inn
Jean Leake River Maun Beads – Archway House – Gold Lettering
Connie Bollans Pierrepont
Elizabeth Roberson Green & Gold Lettering
Sandie Ward Thoresby Miners Institute – Methodist Chapel – Black Swan – Royal British Legion Badge
Elma Smith Womens Institute Badge – Acorns
Clarice Hodson Acorns- Dukeries Hotel (with Elinor Crocker)
Esme Hunt Forest Lodge – St John’s Ambulance Brigade
Ann Marsh Centre of Village embroidery
Jean Ridsdill Acorns
Pam Bird Village Hall
Alison Boneham Lidgett House
Joan Grundy Maid Marion Restaurant
Nora Maynard War Memorial
Pat Bamford Pre-School Playgroup Badge
Sarah Pearce Guide Badge
Winifred Chadwick Small Patchwork Fields
Jan Towler Crocheted Hedgerows
Ann Grocott Rufford School Logo
St Mary’s School & Edwinstowe Guides – French Knitting for Hedgerows
King Edwin School
Michelle Walker Weaving for Footpaths
Jake Whittaker Design for Football & Cricket
Emily Gunstone Embroidery
Frank Dove Planning & Drawing the Map – Transferring to Calico
Beryl & Frank Dove Hedgerows
Peter Annable Sketching the Buildings from Photographs
Sue Fillingham Advice re silks and materials (Cameo Crafts)
Shirley Moore Co-coordinator of the Project – Transferring sketches to the material – Small & large Patchwork Fields – Railway Line – Joining, Mounting, and sewing the Map to the Calico.