On Saturday 30th June 2018 a series of history talks at Lowdham Book Festival.
Lost Nottingham – A city in pictures, an illustrated talk
by Ian Rotherham at the Methodist Chapel, Main Street at 11:00-12:00. To include the launch of the new book Nottingham: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England and extracts from Lost Nottingham in colour and Sherwood Forest and the Dukeries – a companion to the land of Robin Hood.
Pandemic – An illustrated talk with Catherine Arnold at the Women’s Institute, Main Street 12:30-1:30. “In the same city, the Victoria Baths swimming pool was drained and turned into a temporary morgue when the local council ran out of places to store the dead.” By the week ending 16 November 1918, Nottingham had the highest death rate in the country: 60,000.” This is the story of Spanish flu, which killed 100 million people globally.
The Welbeck Atlas – An illustrated talk by Steph Mastoris at the Methodist Chapel, Main Street at 2:30-3:30. The editor of The Welbeck Atlas presents this Thoroton Society title which includes maps of the Earl of Newcastle’s estates, much of which lay within Sherwood Forest.
Viking Nottinghamshire – An illustrated talk, by Rebecca Gregory at Women’s Institute, Main Street 3:30-4:30. Nottingham was one of the five East Midlands boroughs of the Danelaw, a part of England under Viking rule 1,000 year ago. Rebecca will talk about how place names and street names show the extent of Danish occupation.
All four talks are illustrated and all the events on 30th June are FREE. There will also be bookstalls and refreshments.
Full programme at www.thebookcase.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/LBF_Prog2018_ONLINE.pdf