Farnsfield lies in central Nottinghamshire approximately 14 miles north-east of Nottingham, a mile or so to the east of the main A614 road linking Nottingham to Doncaster and the north of England. It is quite a large village with a population of approx 300. The village lies in a predominantly farming area on the eastern edge of what used to be the Nottinghamshire coalfield.
Farnsfield Local History Society exists to collect and publicise the history of Farnsfield. Their aim is to keep the history of Farnsfield alive by uploading images, archives and important information. They are keen to collate information both from the past and more contemporary issues of interest to historians of the future.
The unveiling ceremony on Saturday 18th June 2016 marked the completion of a project to provide interpretative panels for the village. Funding for this panel was provided by Farnsfield Local History Society, Nottinghamshire Local History Association, Farnsfield Parish Council and the John and Nellie Brown Farnsfield Trust.