January 2022

A case of Mistaken identity

Edwinstowe Historical Society’s website continues to attract interest.  One of the recent enquiries has concerned an old postcard.   When the Edwinstowe Historical Society was inaugurated in the 1960’s, among the many photographs added to the collection was one that is displayed on the current website, and refers to “Mrs Robinson” selling refreshments from a stall in Sherwood Forest. However, a  recent communication from a reader, included a photograph of his Great Grandmother (Mrs Bullimore) which was the same image, with an inscription naming the lady as “Granny  Bullimore” and indicating her death on 28th December, 1917.  Once again, the researchers got to work and discovered that the 1871 census recorded a Bullimore family lived on Mill Lane in Edwinstowe and the neighbour was Mrs Robinson.  Perhaps this is a reason for the confusion over the identity.  Now it’s back to the drawing board!

The Society plan to hold the first meeting of members on Wednesday, 16th February, 2022 at 2.00 p.m. in St Mary’s Church Rooms, Mansfield Road, Edwinstowe.  Visitors will be welcome for a charge of £3.  The duration of the meeting will be shorter than usual, lasting one hour, including a power point presentation about Edwinstowe, Tourism and Sherwood Forest.  Refreshments will not be served, but anyone wishing to bring their own drink is welcome to do so.   We will confirm nearer the time.