NLHA Day-Schools

March 2020 Day-School – CANCELLED

Religious Separatism and Radicalism

Saturday 28th March 2020 between 9:30am and 4:00pm at Ravenshead Village Hall

  • Origins of religious separatists in Nottinghamshire – Adrian Gray
  • Archaeological survey of West burton and its place in separatist Nottinghamshire – Emily Gillott
  • The Pilgrim settlers: Colonists or colonialists – Richard Hollege
  • The archaeology of 17th century European settlement in America – Dr Chris King

October 2019 Day-School

Historic and Sustainable Transport

Saturday 19th October 2019 between 9:30am and 4:00pm at Ravenshead Village Hall

  • The Cromford Canal – George Rogers
  • Wheels in Mansfield – John Vanags
  • The History of Motor Car Manufacturing in Nottinghamshire – Prof. Michael Wilkinson
  • A Road by any Name – Bob Massey

March 2019 Day-School

Burning Issues

Saturday 23rd March 2019 between 9:30am and 4:00pm at Ravenshead Village Hall

  • A Political Hot Topic: Fireplaces in Late Mediaeval Architecture– James Wright
  • 200 Years of the Mansfield and Pinxton Railway – Denis Hill
  • Flooding from the River Trent in Nottingham – Gary Watson

October 2018 Day-School

In Sickness and in Health

Saturday 20th October 2018 between 9:30am and 4:00pm  at Ravenshead Village Hall.

  • Weather and Public Health in 20th Century Nottingham – John Wilson – areview public health, sanitation and weather in early 20th century Nottingham
  • Treating Paupers and Soldiers in Blue – Robert Ilett
  • “A poor man is tossed about worse than any dog – God help the poor man” -Dr. Paul Carter
    The Human Costs of the British Civil Wars – Dr. David Appleby
  • Gone but not Forgotten: the Nottingham Hospitals that became the QMC – Paul Swift

March 2018 Day-School

1918 and its legacy

Saturday 24th March 2018 between 9:30am and 4:00pm  at Ravenshead Village Hall.

  • Collingham and District Local History Society: The Armistice in Sound, Video and Pictures
  • Norwell Parish Heritage Group: Norwell after the war
  • David Nunn: Commemorating the Dead – The Roll of Honour Project
  • Teversal Local Heritage Group: An International Approach to the Local Experience of War
  • West Bridgford Local History Society: Newspapers as a Source for the First World War
  • Ruth Imeson: Remembering Albert Ball, Nottingham’s Flying Ace
  • The Vine Community Centre: Hyson Green and the Great War (video)
  • Women, war and its legacy
    • Forest Town Heritage Group: Women and their Connection to Clipstone Camp in WW1
    • Radcliffe on Trent WWI Group: Nursing on the home front in Radcliffe and West Bridgford
    • Nottingham Women’s History Group: 1918 and Nottingham Vote 100

October 2017 Day-School

Garden of Delight

Saturday 21st  October 2017 between 9:30am and 4:00pm  at Ravenshead Village Hall.

  • Elite Landscapes – James Wright
  • Nottingham Historic Design Landscapes – Jason Mordan
  • A Gardener at Welbeck – Ruth Imeson
  • Nottingham’s Historic Green Spaces – Judith Mills

April 2017 Day-School

Local Political Protest

Saturday 01 April 2017 between 9:30am and 4:00pm  at Ravenshead Village Hall.

  • Roger Tanner on Chartists, the Land Plan and allotments – an exploration of the relationship between the Chartist campaigns of the 1840s and the development of allotments in Nottingham
  • Bob Massey ‘Smashing the Frames’ – the story of the local beginnings of the Luddite movement
  • Dr. Richard Gaunt on  the Pentrich Rebellion and an exploration of the view that this was a Nottingham affair
  • Dave Amos on Ballots, Blacklegs and Bedlam – a reappraisal of the 1984-85 Nottingham miners strike.

October 2016 Day-School

The History Feast

Saturday 22nd October 2016 between 9:30am and 4:00pm  at Ravenshead Village Hall.

  • Mark Dawson on Food and Drink in Nottinghamshire Households 1500 – 1700.
  • Stephen Flinders on Tudor Ilkeston
  • Denise Amos on school meals in 20/30s Nottingham
  • Robert Mee on Heanor

March 2016 Day-School


Unearthing the Past

Saturday 19th March 2016 at Ravenshead Village Hall commencing at 9:30 until 4:00.

  • Steph Mastoris on The Welbeck Atlas
  • Steven Hollowell on Researching and Claiming Lost Ways
  • Stephen Walker on Moor Ponds Woods
  • Chris Brooke on Remote Sensing.

October 2015 Day-School


Saturday 24th October 2015 – 9.30am to 4.00pm at The Village Hall, Ravenshead.

This day school looks at different aspects of archaeology within the county from forensic archaeology to advice on how to identify finds. Specific objects are studied in the Roman settlement of Segelocum and excavations at Southwell and Elmton.

  • Emily Gillott and Lorraine Horsley                The Roman Settlement of Segelocum
  • Matt Beresford                                                 Nottinghamshire and the Robin Hood Legend
  • LilyAnn Dawes                                                  Forensic Archaeology
  • David Budge                                                     Small Finds and How They Help to Date Sites

March 2015 Day-School

Illustration showing 2 men fighting


Saturday 21st March 2015 – 10.00am to 4:15pm at The Village Hall, Ravenshead.

This year sees the eight hundredth anniversary of the Magna Carta, a development of national importance and local consequences – our talks include this subject as well as other mediaeval aspects of Nottinghamshire.

  • Andy Gaunt                Sherwood and King John
  • David Crook               Nottinghamshire and the Robin Hood Legend
  • Michael Jones            The White Book of Southwell
  • David Marcombe      The Green Man of Southwell

October 2014 Day-School

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Saturday 25th October 2014 – 10:00am to 4:15pm at The Village Hall, Ravenshead.

In this centenary year of the outbreak of World War I there has understandably been much commemoration of our heroic armed services and their sacrifices in that conflict. However, today’s programme looks at life and the wartime experience here in Nottinghamshire.

INTRODUCTION ~ Chris Wrigley is Emeritus Professor of British History at the University of Nottingham.

NORWELL IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR ~ Elizabeth and Michael Jones  of Norwell Heritage Society

BOOTS COMRADES IN KHAKI ~ Ted White is a local historian from Gedling

GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR AT SUTTON BONNINGTON ~ Christine Drew is a Nottingham-based local historian

THE CEDARS BEESTON VAD HOSPITAL ~  Jill Oakland is a School Teacher

CLIPSTONE CAMP ~ Pauline Marples is a local historian from Forest Town

ON THE BRINK: WORKSOP ON THE EVE OF WAR ~ Robert Ilett is a lifelong Worksopian

WW1 DAY NURSERIES IN NOTTINGHAM ~ Val Wood of Nottingham Women’s History Group

TRENT TO TRENCHES ~  Faith Blackmore

CONCLUSIONS ~ John Beckett is  Professor of English Regional History at the University of Nottingham and Chairman of the Thoroton Society.

March 2014 Day-School

A River Runs through it A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

Saturday 22nd March 2014 – 10:00am to 4:15pm at The Village Hall, Ravenshead.

TRADE AND TRAFFIC ON THE TRENT SINCE 1850: AN OVERVIEW ~ Philip Riden is County Editor, Victoria County History for Nottinghamshire.

NEW SOURCES FOR THE RECENT HISTORY OF THE TRENT AT THE WATERWAYS ARCHIVES ~ Hywel Maslen is a Research Associate, Department of History, University of Nottingham.

LIFE ON BOARD BOATS ON THE TRENT IN THE 19th AND 20th CENTURIES ~ Wendy Freer lectures widely on local history, with a special interest in riverside communities.

THE NEWARK HERITAGE BARGE: ACHIEVEMENTS AND PLANS ~ Hes Kapur is the Chair of the Newark Heritage Barge Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Les Reid operates the ‘LEICESTER TRADER’ on behalf of the Newark Heritage

October 2013 Day-School

Stories of Everyday Folk


Saturday, 19th October 2013, 10:00am – 4:15pm at The Village Hall, Ravenshead

READING BETWEEN THE LINES – STORIES FROM PARISH REGISTERS ~ Valerie Henstock is a former Nottingham and Leicestershire archivist and a member of the Bingham Local History Society

JOSEPH WOOLLEY – THE DIARY OF A FRAMEWORK KNITTER ~ Peter Hammond is a writer and speaker on a wide range of local historical and archaeological topics

A COMMON FATE – PEOPLE IN THE WORKHOUSE ~ Victoria Preece is a member of Southwell Local History Society and a volunteer guide at the Southwell Workhouse

WHEN THE BANDS PLAYED ON ~ Chris Weir is the Senior Archivist at Nottinghamshire Archives and a writer on local history.

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