Heritage events at Worksop Library

by | 14 August 2019 | Heritage, Library, Retford, Sherwood

Explore our local heritage further at Worksop Library in November.

Vintage Fashion Show: Suffragettes and the First Word War
Tuesday 6th November, 2.00pm
Hope House Museum will showcase items from their wonderful collection, as costume expert Notty Hornblower adds her specialist knowledge. This event offers a unique opportunity to see the items modelled and to hear the stories behind them. Entry is a free but booking is advised — please contact Worksop Library on 01623 677200, or go to the What’s On section of the Inspire website to book online, www.inspireculture.org.uk.

Talk: ‘Welbeck Abbey’s Royal Links’
Wednesday 14th November, 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Local authors and historians Sarah Murden and Joanne Major reveal the scandals and unconventional marriages in the recent history of the Cavendish-Bentincks of Welbeck Abbey, ancestors of the royal family. Featuring involvement with Romany gypsies to Regency elopements — discover the little-known stories which helped to shape our monarchy. Joanne Major and Sarah Murden specialize in writing about the Georgian era and have published three books. The subject of the talk, A Right Royal Scandal “recounts the fascinating history of the irregular love matches contracted by two successive generations of the Cavendish-Bentinck family, ancestors of the British Royal Family” (Pen and Sword Books). It is expected that this talk will be very popular so please book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £3.00 and can be purchased from Worksop Library on 01623 677200 or on Eventbrite via the Inspire website’s What’s On section, www.inspireculture.org.uk.

Exhibition: ‘Bygone Bridge Street’
29th November to 23rd January 2019
Explore Worksop’s Bridge Street through time in this fascinating exhibition of old photographs and memorabilia. The exhibition has been organised by Bassetlaw District Council, as part of their Heritage Lottery funded Townscape Heritage Scheme to restore some of Bridge Street’s most historic buildings. Come along to see images from days gone by and re-awaken your own Bridge Street memories. The exhibition is free and can be viewed in the Gallery during library opening hours.