In January members of the Edwinstowe Historical Society enjoyed the New Year lunch at Forest Lodge. At the next meeting to be held on 20th February, Bob Massey will present an illustrated talk entitled “The Forest; its Highway Robbery”. This is the story of the robbers and robbery on the lonely stretch of the road north through Sherwood Forest. In contrast, on 20th March, Jo Golby will present “Life of a Ladies’ Maid in the Great Houses of the 19th Century.”
No doubt there will be a number of surprising “behind-the-scene” stories.
“Castles of Nottinghamshire” will be brought to life on 17th April, when James Wright will present his illustrated talk.
The archivists have been busy dealing with enquiries from people interested in learning about ancestors who once lived in Edwinstowe.
Following the recent excellent refurbishment of Edwinstowe Library, the Society has once again provided a photographic display. This time the choice highlights the local village football teams that have entertained the people of Edwinstowe over the years.
Sue Saddington, Chair of Notts. County Council and Shirley Moore (EHS)
Recent additions to the website relate to 2 members of the aristocracy who were actively involved with local organisations. They were Lady Sibell Argles and Lady Eveline Maude, both of whom were highly respected. (See link to these on people/families)