Local History Sites
British Association of Local History The purpose of the British Association of Local History is to encourage and assist the study of Local History as an academic discipline and as a rewarding leisure pursuit for both individuals and groups.
The Civic Trust: is an independent, national organisation with charitable status. It is the umbrella body for over 750 Civic Societies, representing over 250,000 individuals committed to improving and caring for places where people live and work. It is the leading UK charity dedicated to bringing vitality and high quality design to the built environment.
The Nottinghamshire Archive holds records relating to the history of Nottinghamshire and Nottingham from the 12th to the 21st century.
The archives can be used for family and local history research; school and academic projects; or to help solve modern legal or practical problems. Anyone can visit free of charge. Their research service can also carry out more extensive family and local history research for a fee.
The Nottinghamshire Archive also provide talks, workshops and a range of publications.
Nottinghamshire Association of Local History was formed in 1953 to bring together people and organisations interested in all aspects of local history in the county. Their aim is to keep members in touch with current developments in local history and to this end they hold two day-schools a year covering a wide range of subjects.
Southwell Civic Society:
The Southwell Civic Society is a registered charity engaged in actively promoting high standards of planning and architecture in and around the historic town of Southwell. It fights to safeguard existing buildings of merit from demolition or neglect whilst celebrating well-designed new buildings and extensions. The Society is committed to stimulating public interest in the built environment within the town and the surrounding countryside.
The Thoroton Society is Nottinghamshire’s principal historical and archaeological society. It was founded in 1897 and named after Dr Robert Thoroton who, in 1677, published the first history of the county. The membership is world wide and includes individuals, libraries and museums in four continents.