On Saturday 10th December 2016 commencing at 10:00pm in Lenton Grove on the University of Nottingham campus Radcliffe on Trent U3A First World War Group will present the next in a series of Local history Seminars hosted by The Department of History of the University of Nottingham.
Since 2013 a U3A and Heritage Lottery Funded project has been exploring the impact of the First World War on Radcliffe on Trent in Nottinghamshire. Researchers have identified nearly 400 servicemen connected to Radcliffe, written their biographies and explored what happened locally, including the role of village women, opening of war hospitals and creation of a memorial park in memory of an officer who died at Paschendaele. The paper addresses three questions: How do we discover what ordinary people did in the war? How do we present their stories? How was the war experienced by those who participated?
The Department of History organises local history seminars which take place on Saturdays between October and March. They are open to all with an interest in local and regional history. Booking is not necessary and the entry fee of £5 includes refreshments.
Lenton Grove can be accessed via the West Entrance of the University Park campus. There is limited parking outside the Department of History, and roadside parking 100m beyond Lenton Grove, just past the Humanities Building.