Edwinstowe Historical Society’s Annual General Meeting

by | 11 July 2019 | Heritage, Sherwood

At the Annual General Meeting of Edwinstowe Historical Society held on 15th May, a minute’s silence was observed in memory of Mike Smith and Mac Mumford, two stalwart members of the society who died recently. In her report, Chair Shirley Moore, referred to the events that had taken place during the year. Additions had been made to the website, exhibitions had taken place in the local library, St Mary’s Church, and the Friendship Club. Also, at the request of the RSPB, photos and information had been provided for the notice boards placed in the forest while the old Visitor Centre was demolished.

Earlier in the year committee members enjoyed a pleasurable and informative afternoon during a visit to meet members of Thoresby Archive Group. This presented an opportunity for an exchange of historical information relating to the Manvers family. Enquiries had been received from people around the country asking for information, often about their relatives, and one particular request had been received from the Curator at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, relating to Dr George Aldrich who had lived at Cockglode House in 1776.

A full programme of speakers had been arranged for the next year, commencing on 18th September when Chris Booth’s talk will be about the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway. The financial situation had benefited from the sale of books, Christmas cards and notelets. All the committee members agreed to serve for another year.
After the meeting members enjoyed a Powerpoint presentation of the women’s and men’s bowls teams in the village. Opened in 1932 by the Bolsover Colliery Company the teams had won many prizes but, sadly due to a decline in membership, they disbanded in 2017.

There will be no meeting in August. Meetings are held in the Church Rooms, Mansfield Road, Edwinstowe, NG21 9NJ on the third Wednesday of the month, commencing at 2.00pm and lasting for approximately two hours and tea and coffee and biscuits are available. Annual membership is £12.00 and visitors are welcome at a charge of £3.00. Further information is available on www.edwinstowehistory.org.uk and enquiries may be made to edwinstoweHistorysoc@gmail.com.