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It was a very good turn out for our A.G.M. on the 13th March, probably because they had come to hear the talk by Graham Hayes’ afterwards on the Lost Houses of Nottinghamshire. He started with a picture of Sherwood Lodge, the home of the Seelys but now the Police Headquarters, the Park Hospital and Burntstump Country Park. We went on through Arnold, Calverton and Radcliffe-on-Trent, round the city hearing about houses that had either burnt down, like Nuthall Temple, or demolished for development such as Broxtowe Hall, now the site of the Broxtowe Estate. It was fascinating to see pictures of buildings no longer there to see.

The 10th April meeting will be PETER LYTH talking to us on THE HISTORY OF BRACKENHURST.

On 8th May Matt Beresford’s talk will be on GRAFFITI IN THE MINSTER.

As usual the venue is the Lower Hall of Farnsfield Village Centre, New Hill at 7.30. Visitors always welcome £3.

Our website is farnsfieldlhs.co.uk

 

We have books “A History of Farnsfield” (5.00) and Memories of Farnsfield (3.00) as well as our Chairman Philip Marsh’s book on  Farnsfield’s own pioneer and explorer Augustus Gregory whose family emigrated to Australia in the nineteenth century. Farnsfield to Rainworth – Journey of a Lifetime” (7.00) It is selling very well and can be obtained from Farnsfield library, the Bookcase in Lowdham and Five Leaves bookshop off Long Row, Nottingham. We also have copies of all these and also Philip Marsh’s book on the Farnsfield Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. (Please see separate heading and photographs.)

Many thanks to those who have let us have photographs in response to our appeal. We now have plenty of photographs of pram races. There must be photographs of events organised by village Societies and clubs over the years. If you can let us have any then please contact us through the website or telephone. We hope to be able to add pictures from the Horticultural Shows before long, thanks to photographs lent to us by Alf Hall.

For more information telephone David and Judith Milnes on 01623 882454

APPEAL FOR OLD DEEDS AND DOCUMENTS

FARNSFIELD LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

Many local historians and History Societies (including Farnsfield Local History Society) are getting increasingly concerned by the loss and destruction of old title deeds and documents.
This has recently accelerated with the introduction of compulsory land registration.

Registration of Title means that once registration has been completed the old deeds and documents are no longer required. Before compulsory registration the title deeds were essential and were most commonly held by Building Societies or other lenders. Now they do not wish to clutter their storage space and are returning old deeds to the property owners where they are in danger of loss or destruction.

Old title deeds are very useful in establishing how a community grew and developed. They also give a snapshot of how our predecessors lived.

Farnsfield Local History Society want to try and build up such a picture by obtaining and storing unwanted old deeds and documents, or just borrowing them. So it is asking anyone who holds such items relating to Farnsfield and its immediate neighbourhood to pass them on to the Society so that they can be studied and any useful information recorded.

If you are willing to pass on old deeds to the Society please contact David and Judith Milnes at Long Acre, Main St., Farnsfield, telephone no. 01623 882454 or email to judavidm@btinternet.com.

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New Album Page Added – Farnsfield Photographs

Please take a look at the new photo album page.  We are experimenting with different ways of displaying the hundreds of Farnsfield Photographs, pictures and images we have gathered that portray Farnsfield’s history.  In time each image will appear in the appropriate page of the web site.  This page will remain though to allow you to browse the images at your leisure. Please take a moment to let us know what you think.

Also, if you have any photographs to add to the collection please let us know, whether it is your village society or one of the many events where Farnsfield  “celebrated” such as the Millennium, the Queen’s coronation or jubilee celebrations

 

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