Opening of Archive Office in Edwinstowe

by | 8 August 2017 | Community Focus, Heritage, Sherwood

Edwinstowe Historical Society received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2015. The grant has been used create an archive of the many photographs and documents which the society holds, digitise them and create a website which is accessible to anyone interested in the history of Edwinstowe and the surrounding area.

A new archive office has also been opened at Edwinstowe House, in a room kindly provided by Woodhead Enterprise Group. Mrs Margaret Woodhead is a founding member of Edwinstowe Historical Society.

The launch event was held on Saturday 8th July at Edwinstowe House. There was a comprehensive display of photographs and maps, films of the Lantern Parade and the Pageant were shown and the website homepage was projected onto a screen.

A short speech was given by, Shirley Moore, the chairperson of the society. She thanked the people that had worked and helped to achieve the aims of the project and outlined how the grant had been spent. She was presented with a gift to show appreciation and to thank her for all her efforts in obtaining the grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and co-ordinating the project.

The website is in the development stage, but there are interesting pictures and articles on it. The web address is www.edwinstowehistory.org.uk.

The next meeting of Edwinstowe Historical Society will be on 20th September. The subject of ‘Wartime Nottinghamshire’ will be presented by Howard Heeley. Meetings are from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Refreshments will be available. For more information contact chairperson Shirley Moore on 01623 822264.