A Message from Ruth Imeson – NLHA Acting Chair

Dear NLHA member, I hope this email finds you well.

It has been three months since the 2020 NLHA AGM and Mayflower themed day school
were postponed. A lot has happened in the world since then; a lot has happened in
Nottinghamshire. You will be aware that, after over a decade of exceptional work, John Parker made the decision to step down as Chair of the NLHA. I’m sure you will all join with me in extending our thanks to John for his dedication.

At a committee meeting held on 9th July I accepted the committee’s nomination as Acting Chair, pending election by members at the forthcoming virtual AGM. Bob Massey agreed to be nominated as Acting Secretary, with the unsung hero David Anderson continuing as Treasurer.

Following on from Covid-19, lockdown and the rapid increase in online talks and events the committee is proposing that we undertake a review of the aims and work of NLHA. This will ensure that we are delivering the activity and support that you, our members, need and expect.

For those of you who don’t know me I have worked in heritage for over twenty years,
currently working as the “County Archivist” managing Nottinghamshire Archives with
oversight over heritage throughout Inspire’s county library network, plus the modern
records service. I’m also in the 1st year of a part-time PhD at the University of Nottingham researching early modern sermons.

I look forward to sharing more information as soon as I can. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. Stay safe.

Ruth Imeson
NLHA Acting Chair

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