CAAG & KDLHS Census event:“Farms, Barns and Rural Buildings” in the Centenary Lounge

A big “thank you” to those who visited the CA Census event “Farms, Barns and Rural Buildings” on Saturday 17th February 2018: about 25 people came in to see the exhibition, brought us documents to record and photographs to scan: some promised to contact us again in order to record their mementoes, photographs and reminiscences of village life.

Keyworth and District Local History Society members provided a bookstall of KDLHS publications and cards, a display of finds, and material featured in “The Romans in Keyworth” a very successful exhibition the previous weekend, in Keyworth Library.  The display materials have been kindly donated to the Village Archive by ‘The Field Detectives’.

The Census displays featured historic records about, and plans and photographs of, our two most prominent (listed) buildings which refer to our agricultural heritage: George Martyn’s Barn and Tinsley’s Barn.

Additional images and information featured the mediaeval farming practices in the area, Inclosure (1799) the importance of the preservation of ridge & furrow, and additional material from English Heritage’s current debate about the future of traditional rural buildings, and information about the Parish Boundary Project (CBA).

We are able to scan photographs directly to the electronic archive; the rolling picture gallery is regularly being added to by village Archivist Dave Clarke; being scan and record photographs and documents on the day really helps us add precious material to the historical record.

If you missed it, or have anything you would like us to share, please

contact the archivist directly:

see the KDLHS website: and

The next CA Census event (Saturday 17th November 2018, the weekend after Remembrance Sunday) will be entitled “Commemorating Conflict”.   Marking the Centenary of the end of WWI and Armistice, 1918, it is hoped to collaborate with the Royal British Legion and feature items which also relate to WWII and later conflicts – please bring your memorabilia, if you can, we hope that you will be able to come.

Sheila Barton CAAG & KDLHS

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