This month we look at two interesting websites. With the Great War Centenary almost upon us the first website is very relevant at the moment. The 7th (Robin Hood) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham and Derbyshire Regiment) website is a work in progress run by Gary Wood, James O’Hara and Stuart Wilson.
There are two main elements to the site: the first a database containing details of officers and men who served in the battalion, and the second a publication of its history which is due out later this year. If anyone has information on family members who may have served in the 7th Battalion and would be happy to share copies of documents or photographs, please get in touch with them via the website at www.therobinhoods.org.uk.
The second website is one that I am sure many of you have already used — Google Books. A simple search for Nottingham turned up gems such as James Orange’s 1840 directory for Nottingham, The Visitations of the County of Nottingham in the Years 1569 and 1614 and The Date-book of Remarkable and Memorable Events Connected with Nottingham amongst many. There are many fiction classics on this website and you can build up your own library of books to consult whenever you choose. Whatever your interest, you will find something here and often for free. Please note that not all books on this website are complete to read, some may also show excerpts or reviews with pointers on where you can buy them. I for one have used this site extensively for research projects, it is brilliant. To get onto the site go to books.google.com.
Sarah Seaton, News Editor