We meet on the second Wednesday of the month in the Lower Hall of the Village Centre, New Hill, Farnsfield at 7.30. (not in July, August or December)
Visitors are welcome. (£3.00 includes refreshments)
We have books “A History of Farnsfield” (5.00) and Memories of Farnsfield (3.00) as well as 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, the Cathedral shop in Southwell and Five Leaves bookshop off Long Row, Nottingham. We also have copies of all these. Philip Marsh’s latest book is about The Wesleyan and Methodist Chapels and School, Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire 1799-2012.
At the sixteenth A.G.M. of Farnsfield Local History Society’s on 14th March. Philip Marsh retired as chairman after a two year stint and he was thanked for all his work over that time, being beyond the call of duty and during that time publishing two books. “Journey of a Lifetime – Farnsfield to Rainworth” had helped boost the funds of the Society. Margaret Collingham also proposed a vote of thanks to all the members of the committee for the work they do for the Society. Doreen Clarke was elected new chairman.
After the conclusion of the business we enjoyed going back to our youth with music from the 50s, 60s and 70s, thanks to BRIAN HOWES and his 75s and 45 rpm records and Dansette record player.
Our next meeting will be on 11th April when Paul Mann Q.C. will give a talk about “The Winkburn Murder of 1821”. A traveller was murdered on his way to Kirklington. The talk relates how the crime was investigated and the murderer brought to justice at a time before we had a Police Force.
As usual we shall be involved with the Scarecrow Festival in Farnsfield on 7th May Bank Holiday.
We are planning a visit to St. Ann’s Allotments in Nottingham in May and on 5th September a coach trip to Eden Camp in North Yorkshire. Those who have already been have been impressed by the Camp. There is always something new going on and a day is not long enough to see everything.
Please look at Events page on this website www.farnsfieldlhs.co.uk for our programme, photographs and lots more
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.
For more information telephone David and Judith Milnes on 01623 882454