A chance discovery of a trunk of documents revealed the fascinating story of the Eddisons, a Quaker family who lived for five generations at Gateford House, near Worksop. Author Sara Woodall will talk about the Nottinghamshire Eddisons and their houses in Gateford and Shireoaks at the next heritage talk at Worksop Library on Wednesday 21st March from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.
Learn about Luddite disruptions, small pox, cholera epidemics, and Nottinghamshire Quakers who settled in America.
The 2015 Book Review by the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire said of Sara Woodall’s book: “This story of a prosperous and successful family contains much to inform and entertain those interested in the history of the people of Nottinghamshire”.
Sara’s talk on the subject was enjoyed by members of Worksop’s Priories Historical Society in 2016. It is expected to be a popular talk at the library so please book early to avoid disappointment — purchase tickets, costing £3.00, from Worksop Library (call 0115 8044373) or go to the What’s On section of the Inspire website to book online, www.inspireculture.org.uk.