This is the third volume of the history of Edwinstowe by the author of The People of Edwinstowe – The Dead End of the Village and The Coming of Coal.
This generously illustrated volume covers a decade of rapid change which saw the coming of the L.D.. & E.C. Railway and the opening of the ambitious Dukeries Hotel built by Mansfield Breweries to cater for the large numbers of day trippers from nearby cities visiting the Major Oak or touring the Dukeries Estates.
At the same time as Earl Manvers opened a pioneering Co-Operative store for the village women were agitating for the vote in the newly established Parish Council elections and all the plaster was stripped from the walls of St. Mary’s Church.
Octogenarian local historian Margaret Woodhead presents a fascinating miscellany, drawing on newspaper reports, letters and documents from local archives and photographs from the Society’s collection.
The 44 page book is available from Edwinstowe Historical Society for £4.00 plus £1.50 package and postage. Cheques made payable to Edwinstowe Historical Society should be sent to E Stewart-Smith, 3 St Mary’ s Drive, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, NG21 9LY