… to the website for the NOTTINGHAMSHIRE LOCAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION. NLHA was formed in 1953 to bring together people and organisations interested in all aspects of local history in the county.

We publish our magazine The Nottinghamshire Historian twice a year and members receive a copy of each issue as part of their subscription. Every issue contains news, articles, reviews, and a diary of events arranged by local history societies around the county. Subjects covered in the articles have ranged from Nottingham’s first council houses to Byron’s attempts to sell Newstead Abbey; from the 1984 miners’ strike to the Tickhill Psalter, a beautifully illustrated mediaeval manuscript.

Day school crowdOur aim is to keep members in touch with current developments in local history and to this end we hold two day-schools a year covering a wide range of subjects. Recent ones have included ‘The Trent and its Communities’ and most recently ‘A Mediaeval Miscellany’ exploring the legend of Robin Hood as well as examining aspects of mediaeval Southwell.

The Angel Row Forum takes place in the Local Studies Library on Angel Row in Nottingham and was established as a free event for anyone with an active interest in local history, be they a consumer, a researcher, a family historian, a student or a professional. The intention is always to encourage topical discussion and the sharing of information about all kinds of local history related activities in and around Nottingham.

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There is an ever changing and growing News section on the site, where you can follow local, regional and national developments in local history. We also maintain a list of all the local history societies in the county, and a calendar of events, as well as a page of useful links. The cost of being a member is only £10 a year, so why not join us today! If you have any events which you would like to be included in the calendar of events then please send details to John Parker, our Chairman (see the Contact us page for John’s email and postal addresses).