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NLHA & Thoroton Autumn 2014 Day-School

25.10.2014, 10:00 am4:15 pm

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Nottinghamshire Local History Association and The Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire invite you to our joint Autumn Day-School held in commemoration of the centenary of the outbreak of World War I.

SATURDAY , 25th October 2014, 10am – 4:15pm at THE VILLAGE HALL, RAVENSHEAD

Booking Form

Advance booking by the form available above is preferred but, as always, you may just turn up on the day. For further information ring  01509 820067. The fee is £7 for NLHA/Thoroton members and £8 for non-members (Cheques payable to NLHA). Please note that these fees apply regardless of whether you choose to book in advance or pay at the door.


In this centenary year of the outbreak of World War I there has understandably been much commemoration of our heroic armed services and their sacrifices in that conflict. However, today’s programme looks at life and the wartime experience here in Nottinghamshire. 


Displays, exhibits, posters and web presentations will be running throughout the day.

The schedule of speakers is as follows but may change as we get closer to October.

9:40 –  Registration and Coffee

10:00 – Start

An Introduction – Chris Wrigley

Norwell in the First World War – Elizabeth and Michael Jones

Boots Comrades in Khaki – Ted White

German Prisoners of War at Sutton Bonington – Christine Drew

The Cedars, Beeston, VAD hospital – Jill Oakland

1.00 – Lunch & Bookstalls

2:00 – Restart

Clipstone Camp – Pauline Marples

On the Brink – Worksop on the Eve of War – Robert Ilett

WW1 Day Nurseries in Nottingham – Val Wood

Trent to Trenches – Faith Blackmore

Conclusions – John Beckett                                             

4.15 approx. – Close


Chris Wrigley Emeritus Prof. of British History, University of Nottingham

Elizabeth & Michael Jones Norwell Heritage Society

Ted White Local historian, Gedling

Christine Drew Nottingham-based local historian

Jill Oakland  School Teacher

Pauline Marples Local historian, Forest Town

Robert Ilett   Lifelong Worksopian

Val Wood Women’s History Group

Faith Blackmore Nottingham City Council (T-toT)

John Beckett Prof. of English Regional History, U of N

Denise Amos Thoroton Heritage Gateway


 There is a Google map at the end of this event page.

On the A60 approaching from the direction of Nottingham turn right, or from the Mansfield direction turn left, opposite Newstead Abbey Gates, into Longdale Lane.

Take the first left turn into Vernon Avenue,(do not take Sheepwalk Lane) and in a short distance turn left at the T-junction into Vernon Crescent. The Village Hall will be found on the right.

Vernon Crescent is also accessible directly from Chapel Lane.


N.B. Today’s lunch interval is only of one hour’s duration and lunch is not provided.

Larch Farm Restaurant – at the crossroads

The Hutt on the A60 near Newstead Abbey Gates.

Chinese Take Away, 9 Milton Court

The ‘Little John’, Main Road

Bradbury’s, Milton Court (Deli.and sandwiches)

The Village Hall remains open during the lunch break for those who prefer to bring sandwiches and tea/coffee making facilities are available.



10:00 am–4:15 pm
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Nottinghamshire Local History Association
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Ravenshead Village Hall
61 Vernon Crescent
Ravenshead, NG15 9BN
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