A case of mistaken identity

by | 15 January 2022 | Heritage, Sherwood

Edwinstowe Historical Society’s website continues to attract interest, with one recent enquiry concerning an old postcard.
When the Edwinstowe Historical Society was inaugurated in the 1960s, among the many photographs added to the collection was one that is now displayed on the website. It refers to ‘Mrs Robinson’, showing a lady selling refreshments from a stall in Sherwood Forest. A recent communication from a reader, however, included a photograph of his Great Grandmother, Mrs Bullimore, which was the same image. This picture bore the inscription ‘Granny Bullimore’ and indicated her death on 28th December 1917.

Once again, the researchers got to work and discovered that the 1871 census recorded a Bullimore family living on Mill Lane in Edwinstowe – with a neighbour called Mrs Robinson. Perhaps this is a reason for the confusion over the identity. Now it’s back to the drawing board!

The Society plans to hold its first meeting of members on Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 2.00pm in St Mary’s Church Rooms, Mansfield Road, Edwinstowe. Visitors will be welcome for a charge of £3.00. The meeting will be shorter than usual, lasting one hour, including a PowerPoint presentation about Edwinstowe, tourism and Sherwood Forest. Refreshments will not be served, but anyone wishing to take their own drink is welcome to do so.

For more information please visit www.edwinstowehistory.org.uk or contact edwinstowehistorysoc@gmail.com.