Sherwood Life June 2019 competition winner!
Congratulations to our competition winner from our June 2019 edition! read more
Anyone passing through Laxton is invited to look at the Inner Wheel of Sherwood Forest plant stall next door to the Village Hall. There are a wide range of plants throughout the season and the stall operates on an honest basis. All items are priced. Medical Detection Dogs is the charity being supported by the proceeds this year. read more
April 2019 marked four years since the Edwinstowe-based Major Oak Pop Choir was founded. The choir enjoys a membership of 80 singers, and even has a waiting list of those wishing to join. Through their performances, they aim to raise money for good causes, and the ladies of the choir are very proud of the fact that over the last four years, they have raised over £20,000 for a variety of local and national charities. read more
The Friends of Milton Mausoleum would like to invite you to call in any Sunday when the mausoleum is open between May and September from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. This season will bring changes to the building. Visit and speak to the volunteers who will be pleased to show you around and give you an insight into the lives of the 4th Duke of Newcastle and his wife Lady Georgiana who lived at Clumber Park. read more
Castles of Nottinghamshire was the subject of James Wright’s talk at the April meeting of the Edwinstowe Historical Society. For many people, Nottingham and Newark castles immediately spring to mind, but there have been many others which have different classifications. read more
The Dukeries Woodturning Society are delighted to report that they have spent a good sum from the £1,300 Special Project Grant awarded by Newark and Sherwood District Council, on a new lathe for the Society. This has replaced one which is well over 15 years old. The old one was auctioned among members and the money received has gone into the group’s funds. read more
At the last support meeting of Nottingham Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) in Retford, members were discussing (once again) how hard it is to find clothes you want to wear when getting in and out of your favourite things becomes physically more difficult or near impossible… finding clothes that are ‘fashionable’ rather than just wearing what’s currently available. read more
Did you know that the National Garden Scheme donated £3 million pounds last year to charitable beneficiaries, this money was raised by the tireless efforts of individual garden owners generously opening their gardens for the public to enjoy. The garden entry fee and monies raised from the sale of refreshments all go towards the funds.
The local gardens for you to visit in June are: read more
April’s meeting was the AGM at The Crossing, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, on 17th April. Members heard the Chairman give the Annual Report about the interesting speakers and different outings which had been very varied and had all been very well received. read more
OUTLAWS AND VILLAINS
Explore our local heritage at June’s heritage talk at Worksop Library on Wednesday 19th June, from 2.00pm to 3.00pm. The talk will be titled Sherwood Forest: Outlaws and Villains. Using the most recent results from the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project, and years of historical research, Andy Gaunt from Mercian Archaeological Services CIC will take you through the history, archaeology, landscape and people of Sherwood Forest. Learn about the Forest Law, Courts, Foresters and Keepers, the medieval landscape, villages, towns, palaces and people of the forest. Then hear about the outlaws in this captivating talk that really brings the medieval landscape to life.
Tickets for the talk are £3.00 and advanced booking is essential — please call 01623 677200, book at Worksop Library, or go to the What’s On section of the Inspire website to book online www.inspireculture.org.uk.
Home Cooked Heritage
On Wednesday 10th July, from 2.00pm to 3.00pm, Historian and Buildings Archaeologist James Wright is the heritage expert behind recent project ‘Home Cooked Heritage’ and has delved into Nottinghamshire Archives in search of interesting food-related stories. His background makes him ideally suited to reveal how food was prepared and served in earlier times.
Following previous sell-out talks, Worksop Library looks forward to welcoming back the engaging and entertaining James Wright for another fascinating presentation.
The Home Cooked Heritage project is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, www.hlf.org.uk, so there is no charge for this talk. However, advanced booking is essential — please call 01623 677200, book at Worksop Library, or go to the What’s On section of the Inspire website to book online, www.inspireculture.org.uk.