Useful Links

Welcome to NLHA’s Directory of Useful Links

Local History Online’s links pages have a very large number of links which might be useful to local historians in Nottinghamshire, but here are a few more specifically local links, and a few general ones. If you would like to have a link included on this page, please email the Chairman.

Societies and Organisations in Nottinghamshire

Arnold Local History Group Awsworth and Cossall Local History Society Beeston and District Local History Society Bilborough Local History Group Bingham Heritage Trails Association Bleasby Local History Societ Blidworth and District History and Heritage Bramcote History Group Bramcote Old Church Tower Trust Burton Joyce and Bulcote Local History Society Coddington History Group Collingham and District Local History Society East Bridgford Local History Group East Leake and District Local History Society Edwinstowe Historical Society Farnsfield Local History Society Friends of Nottinghamshire Archives Friends of Nottingham Museums The Flintham Society Gotham and District Local History Society Hucknall Heritage Society Jacksdale Area Culture and Heritage Keyworth and District Local History Society Laxton History Group D H Lawrence Society Lenton Local History Society Norwell Parish Heritage Group Nottingham Castle Nottingham Civic Society Nottingham Hidden History Team Nottingham Irish Studies Group People’s Histreh: Nottingham and Notts Radical History Group Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Labour History Society Nottinghamshire Building Preservation Trust Nottinghamshire Family History Society Old Mansfield Society Papplewick Pumping Station Trust Pentagon Society(covers Elston Shelton Sibthorpe East Stoke and Syerston) Radcliffe on Trent Local History Society Sherwood Archaeological Society St. Anns Allotments Association Stapleford and District Local History Society Sutton Heritage Society Thomas Forman Heritage Society Thoroton Society The Very Local History Group Warsop Vale Local History Society West Bridgford and District Local History Society Wollaton Historical and Conservation Society Woodborough Local History Group

Societies and Organisations in Southwell

Southwell and District Local History Society Southwell Community Archaeology Group The Workhouse, Southwell

Societies and Organisations in Newark

National Civil War Centre Newark Hidden Heritage Group Newark Archaeological and Local History Society Newark Civic Trust Newark Town Hall Museum – In 1999, Newark Town Council opened up a museum within the Town Hall to allow daily access to its treasures. In addition to the rooms with displays on the first floor, visitors can enjoy an excellent Fine Art Gallery, the Spotlight Gallery and a Civic Gallery on the second floor.

Societies and Organisations in Derbyshire

Derbyshire Archaeological Society Derbyshire Family History Society Bonsall History Project Heanor & District Local History Society Ilkeston & District Local History Society New Mills Local History Society North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society Peak District Mines Historical Society The Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution Group The Ripley and District Heritage Trust The Arkwright Society

Societies and Organisations in Leicestershire

Leicestershire Archaeological & Historical Society Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society Leicestershire Industrial History Society Leicestershire Victoria County History Bottesford Living History Coalville Heritage Society Enderby Heritage Group Hathern Local History Society Kibworth History Society Leicester Civic Society Loughborough Archaeological and Historical Society Loughborough History and Heritage Network Market Harborough Historical Society Swannington Heritage Trust Greater Wigston Historical Society Wolds Historical Organisation The Friends of The Centre for English Local History

Local Studies Libraries in the East Midlands

Derbyshire  Leicestershire Lincolnshire North Lincolnshire North East Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire Rutland

National organisations dealing with local history

British Association for Local History English Heritage The Historical Association The Institute of Historical Research The Victoria County History

Archives, Libraries & Museums

Nottinghamshire County Council (INSPIRE) subscribe to a number of online services which you can access for free from computers in Nottinghamshire libraries. You can also access most of these services from home , but may require your library card details. There are sites such as Ancestry where you can find out about your family history (library access only), or the British Newspaper Archive, or the new John Johnson collection of printed ephemera giving insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Ask in your library for more information. The British Library  The British Museum Community Archives and Heritage Group The National Archives The National Monuments Record is the public archive of English Heritage holding over 10 million photographs, records, plans, drawings, reports and publications. The 1901 census website is managed by Genes Reunited. Nottinghamshire Archives The Manuscripts and Special Collections Library at Nottingham University, and its page of links to related organisations. Bakewell Old House Museum, Derbyshire —‘Five hundred years of history’. The Flintham Museum — ‘Rural life through the eyes of a village shopkeeper’ . Nottingham Industrial Museum is located in the 17th century stables block of Wollaton Hall, on the western edge of Nottingham. The museum is run entirely by volunteers, and is open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. There is a small entry fee that goes towards the costs of running the museum. The Queens Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum holds a unique collection of arms, medals, silver and paintings which illustrate the role played by local regiments in the great battles of the past. The museum is located within Thoresby Courtyard and admittance is free. For further information see You might also like to try the Derbyshire Record Office which holds the written heritage of Derbyshire and also houses the Picture the Past Project.


Mercian Archaeology The Council for British Archaeology Current Archaeology PastScape has over 400,000 searchable records of England’s archaeological, architectural and maritime sites.


Ancestry is the primary website for family history research. You should also look at other specialised pages from Ancestry like Family Tree Creator and Last Name Research Tool and 1911 Census. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Family Tree Magazine Genuki — UK and Ireland Genealogy. The Society of Genealogists has the largest family history research centre in the UK. Nottinghamshire Family History Links Marriage Records is maintained by Tom Wilkinson and has reviews of all the major family history websites, a directory of every UK record office, articles on the history of marriage, original research and more.

History: national

The BBC’s history pages — including People’s War. Historypin (‘pin your history to the world’) is an eclectic collection of worldwide reminiscences and pictures which aims to ‘bring people together from across different generations, cultures and places’. There are some Nottinghamshire postings, including historic street scenes which can then be laid over a Google view of the same place. — ‘the official home of UK legislation from 1267 to the present day’. Measuring Worth is website is devoted to historic valuations and exchange rates. The Poor Law and the Workhouse — especially in Worksop. Researching Historic Buildings in the British Isles is a must for anyone with an interest in the subject and has lots of useful links to other websites. A Vision of Britain through Time includes maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions of Britain between 1801 and 2001. The War Memorials Trust works for the protection and conservation of war memorials in the UK. The Workhouse

History: regional & local

The Heart of Albion Press — including publications about local history in the East Midlands. The Media Archive for Central England publishes an on-line newsletter as a pdf file. Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Labour History Society now has a website where you can find out more about their activities. Parts of it are still ‘under construction’. Picture the Past is the website of the North East Midland Photographic Record which ‘aims to conserve and make publicly accessible the photographic heritage of the North East Midlands, thus enabling people to see the richness and diversity of the area’s photographic collections.’ The Canalside Heritage Centre project is in Beeston. Exploring Beeston’s History designed and maintained by David Hallam. The Hyson Green History Project, is centred on the former Hyson Green flats (where Asda is now). Lenton Priory was a Cluniac monastery founded in 1106-1107AD. Our Mansfield and Area has ‘history, memories, photographs and comments about Mansfield and the surrounding area’. The Nottingham Caves Survey is part of the Nottingham Caves Regeneration Project, which involves surveying the caves with 3D laser scanners. There are now a number of amazing ‘flythroughs’ some of the cave systems. Fothergill Watson (he later changed his name to Watson Fothergill) was one of the leading local architects practicing in the Nottingham area from about 1870 to 1906. The Nottingham Labour Movement People’s Histreh is a blog from Nottingham Radical History Group. The Nottingham Women’s History Group aims to ‘celebrate, promote and research the contribution of women to Nottingham’s history’. The Great Central Railway, Nottingham, has a new website with loads of information about events and timetables, plus lots of photographs. The Nottinghamshire History website ‘is designed to offer local and family historians a wealth of material on all aspects of the county’s history and also act as a gateway to other useful resources.’ Nottinghamshire History Blog has news, events, publications and snippets of information relating to Nottinghamshire’s history. The Nottinghamshire Historic Churches Trust was founded in 1986 and gave its first grants in 1987. It raises money to grant-aid historic churches and chapels in Nottinghamshire and is non-denominational. Nottinghamshire National Union of Mineworkers’ Banners Nottinghamshire National Union of Mineworkers’ History Nottinghamshire Oral History is a page of information, about oral history projects across the county, from the website of the East Midlands Oral History Archive. Our Nottinghamshire is ‘a new interactive local history website’ which has recently been established by Nottinghamshire County Council. Nottinghamshire’ s Rainbow Heritage is a Lottery funded gay history project. Thurgarton’s History — exploring the history of this Nottinghamshire village.


Ku-ring-gai Historical Society, Gordon, New South Wales

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