April Update 2024

Maun Bridge, Edwinstowe.  c.1910

Shirley Moore, Chair, welcomed 38 members and visitors who had braved the elements to attend the meeting and illustrated talk which was presented by members of the Edwinstowe Historical Society.  The talk related to the River Maun and followed its journey from source at Kirkby-in-Ashfield continuing north easterly through Mansfield, Edwinstowe, Ollerton, Markham Moor and West Drayton where it loses its identity to the River Idle eventually joining the River Trent at West Stockwith.

Shirley referred to the September 1994 edition of the former community newspaper “The Acorn” that listed 48 groups and organisations in the village at that time, and was proud to acknowledge that the Edwinstowe Historical Society which was inaugurated in the 1960’s, was one of the few remaining groups. The oldest being the Edwinstowe Cricket Club.

Recent updates to the website related to Cockglode House (Rev. William Sterne’s family); Edwinstowe Hall (the Alexander family); and Geoffrey Palmer, author.