The Edwinstowe Historical Society did not hold a meeting in December, but in January members enjoyed their annual lunch at the Forest Lodge Hotel.
Behind the scenes enquiries continued to be received from people anxious to learn more about their ancestry and the village.
Recently an enquiry arrived from a gentleman in Canada regarding his ancestors who came from Edwinstowe. In fact, 2019 has been a busy year dealing with similar enquiries, especially one from a retired portrait conservator at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, relating to Dr George Aldridge who lived at Cockglode during the 18th century. All of these enquiries take up a great deal of time, expertise and patience, but are always fully appreciated by the recipients. In fact, while resourcing some of the enquiries, the Society often comes across previously unknown details of village life.
Following Pete Smith’s talk about Rufford Abbey, in February, the next meeting on the 18th March, will be presented by Sam Glasswell, entitled “Pilgrim Links – Mayflower Celebrations”.