May 2019 Update

At the Annual General Meeting held on 15th May, a minute’s silence was observed in memory of Mike Smith and Mac Mumford, two stalwart members of the Society who died recently.

In her report Shirley Moore, Chair, referred to the events that had taken place during the year.  Additions had been made to the website, exhibitions had taken place in the local Library, St Mary’s Church, and the Friendship Club.  Also at the request of the RSPB photos and information had been provided for the notice boards placed in the forest while the old Visitor Centre was demolished.

Earlier in the year Committee members enjoyed a pleasurable and informative afternoon during a visit to meet members of Thoresby Archive Group. This presented an opportunity for an exchange of historical information relating to the Manvers family. Enquiries had been received from people around the country asking for information, often about their relatives, and one particular request had been received from the Bodleian Library, Oxford, relating to Dr George Aldrich who had lived at Cockglode House in 1776.

A full programme of speakers had been arranged for the next year commencing with 18th September when Chris Booth’s talk will be about the Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway.  The financial situation had benefited from the sale of books, Christmas cards and notelets.  All the committee members agreed to serve for another year.

After the meeting members enjoyed a power point presentation of the Women’s and Men’s Bowls’ teams in the village.  Opened in 1932 by the Bolsover Colliery Company the teams had won many prizes but, sadly due to a decline in membership, they disbanded in 2017.