July 2023 Update

At the Annual General Meeting of the Edwinstowe Historical Society held in May, Shirley
Moore, the Chairperson, reported that during the past year 30 enquiries had been dealt
with. These were in connection with families who had lived and were buried in the village;
the provision of information for a Young Adult adventure novel; guidance for an English
literature student asking about Elizabeth Sarah Villa Real; and an enquiry from the son of an
Italian prisoner of war researching his father’s time in Sherwood Forest and Rufford. The
Society was the first port of call from the BBC Countryfile researchers in connection with a
recent programme about Sherwood Forest. The Committee members were re-elected, and
the programme of talks commencing in September finalised.
After the meeting a slide show took a light-hearted look at village life, with the emphasis on
people’s hats over the past century. These varied from bowlers, boaters, trilbies and caps
for the men, and elaborately decorated picture hats, boaters, and cloche hats for the ladies.
Liz Stewart-Smith was the winner of the Quiz. The afternoon came to a close with a
There are no meetings during July and August. The new programme of talks commences on
20th September when the speaker will be Bob Massey whose talk is “Murder, Mystery &
Mayhem “.