Geoffrey Bond, a long-standing member of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire, generously provided funds in 2015 to support research into the history and archaeology of the county of Nottinghamshire. Geoffrey’s award continues for a further four years for which we are most grateful.
Last year, the first year of the award, there were some excellent submissions and it was decided that two of them should share the £1000 available, each receiving £500 to help support their ongoing research projects. One was a community project exploring through various means, including archaeological investigation, the role of Kelham in the Civil War; the other comprised research into the historic dissemination of political information and of the formation of political ideas. We look forward to reading more of their work in due course, hopefully in future editions of the Transactions of the Thoroton Society.
Due to the success of the 2015 award, it has been decided to increase the amount available – the Society will be making a further £1000 available from its funds, making the total available £2000. This is hoped to encourage more of our members, as well as other organisations and individuals, to undertake research into areas of the county’s history and archaeology of interest to them and, hopefully, that we will all wish to learn more about. Again, it may well be that the amount available will be awarded to more than one project.
The terms and conditions of the award can be found at www.thorotonsociety.org.uk/bond-awards.htm – the closing date for submissions of research outlines is 1st October 2016. Please send them to Barbara Cast firstname.lastname@example.org