Society Details

Cotesbach Educational Trust
Post Held
Title: Ms, Mr etc.
First Name
Last Name
Address 1
Main Street
Address 2
Address 3
Address 4
LE17 4HX
01455 558373
Member of NLHA
Year founded
Last updated
Cotesbach Educational Trust (CET), a registered charity established in 2009, hosts and provides learning opportunities focusing on Heritage, Environment, and the Arts. We have access to a unique family archive dating back over 400 years, which, thanks to an extensive cataloguing process, we can now share with the wider community. CET is managed by a Board of Trustees , a passionate team of volunteers and supported by a small part-time Executive team. We are based in the heart of the rural Midlands, close to the meeting point of Leicestershire, Warwickshire, and Northamptonshire. In 2012 we were awarded £672,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, together with smaller match funding amounts from a variety of funders, to restore three dilapidated buildings, create a second activity space and re-house our unique archive. We have a 50 year lease on the buildings and archives from the Cotesbach Family Trust and our site comprises a restored Georgian Grade II listed Schoolhouse, toilets within the Victorian milking parlour, archive storage inside the Victorian coach house and a new café/teaching space constructed in oak and glass.

8 thoughts on “Society Details

  1. Jennifer Handfield

    hello just noticed a couple of typo’s my surname is Handfield and the email address is thankyou. I have just been checking out the diary of events and found it easy to use regards Jennifer Handfield secretary Bingham local history society

  2. Howard Fisher

    Keyworth & District Local History Association publishes a quarterly newsletter, The News Letter, which was awarded the Local History Society Newsletter of the Year award at a ceremony held at the British Association for Local History AGM 2014.

  3. James Bromwich

    I am interested in contacting anyone who has information about Civil Defence in Nottingham during the Second World War particularly if they know anything about the CD ambulance service (Casualty Services) at the time as my father Frederick Stephen Bromwich belonged to this branch during the War. I have a photograph of him in his uniform with what looks like an officer’s cap and another group picture of ‘Squad 2’ (men) and of a football team of Squad 2 including him in ordinary clothes. I have looked at Nottmshire archives but all their material deals with council decisions and lacks details on either names or activities. Can anyone help with possible sources?

    James Bromwich

    I live in London but have been coming up to Nottingham to research family background (both my parents lived in Nottingham) and to see Nottingham Forest periodically. I expect to come again to look further into my parents activities in the Coop theatre group(s) peoples theatre etc, but would really like to sort out his wartime activities

  4. Valerie bruggemans

    Hello, I wonder if you could help me please as I’m very interested in finding out if there is a history society in or near Mansfield, also archaeological digs. As I live in New Zealand and traveling to England ( Mansfield) in August staying till Oct 2016 ,I would dearly love to find out more about the local history and surroundings.

    Thanking you in anticipation Valerie Bruggemans

  5. Judith Luscombe

    Dear Bulwell Family History Society, I am researching my family and I am looking how to find out the dates of when my forbearer owned or operated the Scots Grey Inn in the 1800’s. Can anyone help me please. His son, also named Charles Smith, immigrated to Australia in 1862 and I would like to know more about his parents who owned or operated this establishment, he is my 4th Great Grandfather. Very much appreciated. Judith Smith/Luscombe


What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.