January 2021

This is the time of year when members of the Edwinstowe Historical Society usually enjoy the annual lunch but the advent of the coronavirus necessitated a change of plan.  Hopefully a date for the get-together will be arranged in the not too distant future.  A decision has yet to be made regarding the resumption of the monthly meetings.  The December newsletter was circulated to all members providing up to date information about the recent additions to the website.   

The joy of being able to get out and about in the fresh air is good for health, and gardening is one way of achieving that.  Allotment gardening in Edwinstowe goes back to the late 1800’s then known as the Cottage Garden and Horticultural Society for Edwinstowe, Ollerton and the neighbourhood. There were several allotment sites in the village, but only the Ollerton road site remains, founded in 1918 by the Edwinstowe Allotment and Leisure Gardening Association.  Further information about the Gardening Association is available on our page.

The Society have agreed to support the Sherwood Forest Trust with their forthcoming project to plant heritage trees for Sherwood Forest parishes, with the intention to plant a Hawthorne tree (traditionally the May flower) in Edwinstowe.  The Society will provide an exhibition about Edwinstowe’s former Rose Queen festivals.