Calendar of Events Programme


Programme of Speakers for 2019 & 2020

All meetings are held in the Lower Hall of the Village Centre, New Hill, Farnsfield, NG228JN at 7.30 on the second Wednesday of the month except in July, August and December.

Date Speaker Subject
9th January John Lower The Chesterfield Canal
13th February Michael Harrison The History of Coal Mining in Notts
13th March A.G.M. followed by
Graham Hayes
Lost Houses of Nottinghamshire
10th April Peter Lyth History of Brackenhurst
8th May Matt Beresford Graffiti in the Minster
12th June Ann Featherstone Maidens, Murderers and Monsters
10th July Summer Social -for Members only  
  No meeting in August  
11th September Karen Winyard Journal of Ann Cooke 1835-1839
9th October Peter Hammond Nottingham’s Caves
13th November Rosie Collins, Marion Caunt Nursing on the Home Front in Nottinghamshire in WWI
11th December Christmas Lunch -for members only  
Visitors are welcome. small charge (£3.00) includes refreshments


Farnsfield Local History Society 2020 Programme

8th January Geoffrey Bond Byron and Southwell. The genesis of Byron’s poetry was at Burgage Manor, not, as commonly assumed at Newstead Abbey
12th February Paul Cullen Nottinghamshire Place-names. The origins, meanings and significance of place-names are precious indicators of past people, languages, landscapes and events
11th March A.G.M.  
8th April Paul Mann The Attempted Murder of Judge Bristowe – a light hearted glimpse into the late Victorian era of Law and Dentistry
13th May Rowena Edlin White Four Forgotten Nottinghamshire Authors: Dorothy Whipple, Muriel Hine, Cecil Roberts and J.C. Snaith
10th June Richard Pullen War, What’s It Good For? The everyday things we take for granted, but owe to military development
8th July   Summer Social and Quiz – Venue T.B.C.
August   No Meeting
9th September Lucy Brouwer Fothergill Watson/ Watson Fothergill Two names, one Nottingham architect, his signature style and influence of the Gothic on the city’s buildings
14th October Richard Gaunt Political Cartoons 1780-1850 – the Golden Age of Caricature
11th November Matt Beresford The Role of Kelham in the Civil War
9th December   Christmas Lunch – Venue T.B.C.

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