NLHA Day-Schools

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.


  • StephMastoris 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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