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PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A CHANGE OF SPEAKER FOR OUR NOVEMBER MEETING. Richard Gaunt is unable to come on that date and will now be the speaker in May 2018. Instead ANN FEATHERSTONE will come and talk about Victorian Fairs and Freakshows. Wednesday, 8th November.

We meet in the Lower Hall of the Village Centre at 7.30. Visitors are welcome. (£3.00 includes refreshments)

There will be no meeting in December as we have a Christmas lunch.

On Thursday, 28th September we had guided tours of Newark Town Hall in the morning  and Newark Parish Church in the afternoon. Both were made very interesting by the guides who took us round. If you have not visited Newark Town Hall built by John Carr of York and the Art gallery on the top floor then we recommend it. Entry is free and the volunteer guides will show you the superb ballroom and other rooms.

We have books “A History of Farnsfield” (5.00) and Memories of Farnsfield (2.50) 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, the  Cathedral shop in Southwell and Five Leaves bookshop off Long Row, Nottingham. We also have copies of all these.

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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