Library Heritage Talks

by | 1 June 2017 | Community Event, Heritage, Retford, Sherwood, Worksop

There are three heritage talks at our local libraries in July:

Mr Straw’s House
Thursday 15th June, 7.00pm
Tucked away in a quiet Worksop street is the Straw’s family house, last redecorated in 1923. Join Amanda Neilson from the National Trust for a fascinating introduction to the family and their home — revealing areas not normally on display — at Retford Library. Tickets are £1 (includes refreshments) and booking is essential — please call Retford Library on 01777 708724 or email retford.library@inspireculture.org.uk.

The Not-So Dark Ages? Anglo Saxon and Viking Lifestyles
Wednesday 21st June, 2.00pm
Sam Glasswell, Freelance Archaeologist and Curator of Bassetlaw Museum, explores the fascinating details of Anglo Saxon and Viking life, and highlights some of the major finds from the local area at her talk at Worksop Library. Booking is essential. Tickets are £3 and can be purchased from Worksop Library (drop in or call 01909 535353) or on Eventbrite — please go to the What’s On section of the Inspire website, www.inspireculture.org.uk.

The World’s Fourth Oldest Football Team
Thursday 6th July, 7.30pm
This illustrated talk explores the history of one of the world’s oldest football clubs, Worksop Town FC. Local author, John Stocks, and Sheffield historian, Dave Pickersgill, will present research and photographs from John’s new book, telling the fascinating story of the club’s early years (1861 to 1930). Booking is essential for this talk, again at Worksop Library. The talk will start at 7.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm). Please note this is an adult event (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult). Tickets are £4 and can be purchased from Worksop Library (drop in or call 01909 535353) or on Eventbrite — please go to the What’s On section of the Inspire website, www.inspireculture.org.uk.