New Book Charts the history of Edwinstowe
On September 16th 2015, members of the Historical Society congratulated Mrs Margaret Woodhead on the launch of the latest volume of history of the village.
This generously illustrated volume covers a decade of rapid change which saw the coming of the railway and the opening of the Dukeries Hotel built by Mansfield Brewery to cater for the large number of day trippers visiting the Major oak, or touring the Dukeries Estates in heavily-laden carriages.
At the same time, Earl Manvers opened a pioneering co-operative store for the village.
Octogenarian local historian Margaret Woodhead presents a fascinating miscellany, drawing on newspaper reports, letters and documen
ts from local archives and photographs from the Societies Collection.