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