We enjoyed a lecture some months ago by Sarah Law, who explained to us the changes which have taken place between the original creation of Rufford Park and the present day. Sarah agreed to explain these changes to members in more detail on site on an occasion when we could visit Rufford. This excursion fulfills this offer, and it will be combined with visits to two historic churches in the area, Egmanton and Edwinstowe, both fine medieval churches. Egmanton now has a beautiful painted oak screen as well as some fine ancient features, and Edwinstowe is reputed to have been the church where Robin Hood and Maid Marion were married. We shall have lunch in the Saville restaurant at Rufford before meeting Sarah.
[Ed: There is an excellent view from Egmanton churchyard of the spectacular motte of the Norman Egmanton castle which is in the farmyard adjacent to the church and on which a team of mature students, including your editor, worked under Dr. Sarah Speight some years ago].