Living in East Markham

by | 16 August 2020 | Heritage, Retford

East Markham is a Nottinghamshire village whose origins can be traced back to at least the ninth century. Approaching 50 years ago a booklet called ‘Living in East Markham’ was published. It brought together, from multiple sources, many moments in the history of the village through the centuries. Copies of this booklet have inevitably become something of a rarity but it is now proposed to republish the 72-page booklet, providing there are sufficient subscribers (minimum 100) to cover the costs.
All life is in the booklet including, of special interest in our current era of coronavirus, notes about “plague in 1609 caused 115 deaths (representing about one quarter of the inhabitants)” (page four) and in 1841 “an outbreak of scarlet fever which struck particularly hard at children under the age of ten!” (page 25). The booklet contains countless gems of life in East Markham through the ages including ‘Memories of Village Life’, the ‘Schooldays of Yesterday’, ‘Devotion and Division’, and tales of ‘Roads, Railways, Footpaths’, ‘Place Names’, ‘Poverty’ and ‘Places to Live’.
Below are further details of how you can obtain a copy.
Copies can be posted to any UK address. Deadline for applications is 30th September 2020, copies will be posted out during October 2020.
The cost is £3.00, plus UK postage of £2.00, making a total of £5.00 (postage to Europe £5.00, Australia, USA, World £6.00). Cheques for the appropriate amount (sorry, no card facility available) should be made payable to ‘East Markham Village Hall’ and sent with details of your name and address to:
“Living in East Markham”, East Markham Village Hall, Lincoln Road, East Markham, Newark NG22 0SS.
In the unlikely event that insufficient orders are received to enable re-publication your cheque will of course be returned.