On Sunday 11 May 2014 the Nottinghamshire County Council Library Service will be hosting its second annual Local History Fair at Mansfield Central Library.
It will build on the success of the first such event in 2013 when 30 local history societies and heritage groups from across the county converged on Mansfield and were joined by storytellers, children’s activities, and demonstrations of local crafts such as spinning and lace making. It was a real family day out and over 300 people came along to make links with local history.
A whole floor of Mansfield Library will be devoted to the fair which will also extend throughout the library. Mansfield Library is open to the public on Sundays between 11a.m. and 3p.m., and there is also free parking on Sundays in the Four Seasons multi-storey car park next door.
There will be live demonstrations of local crafts, storytelling, talks and other local history presentations by heritage groups — continuing to establish the Great Nottinghamshire Local History Fair as an important showcase for local history in Nottinghamshire, where local societies will find a forum to promote their work, attract new members, sell their publications, and share expertise and experiences with other groups.