March 2019 Day-School
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
AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MISCELLANY
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
A MEDIAEVAL MISCELLANY
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
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
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
TALES 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.