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East Midlands History & Heritage magazine issue 7 out now!

The latest edition of East Midlands History & Heritage magazine includes the following articles: Voices from the archives: The Ladies of Ogston Hall The National Leather Collection Derby pubs and breweries during the Great War Nottingham’s Great Gunpowder Explosion of September 1818 The National Leather Collection To volunteer or not: explaining Leicestershire’s recruitment crisis, 1914- 1915More »

East Midlands History & Heritage magazine issue 6 out now!

The latest edition of East Midlands History & Heritage magazine includes the following articles: The consequences of the Great War: Observations from Nottingham ‘Wealthy women, bankers and clothworkers’: The lives of the nonconformist families of Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham, 1650-1750 RAF Balderton during the Second World War Refuge in the rock: The use of Nottingham’s caves in times of war The mothers of Mapperley Asylum Stories from theMore »

East Midlands History & Heritage magazine issue 5 out now!

The latest edition of East Midlands History & Heritage magazine includes the following articles: Entertaining the community: hospital fundraising before the NHS Political biographies of the early women councillors on Nottingham City Council 1920-1930 Preserving local history on film Young criminals on the march through the East Midlands The Row that Barber built ‘Danse Macabre’–Witnessing the Black Death in Northamptonshire through manorial records East Midlands Airport: From local airfield to regionalMore »

Leicestershire Green Plaque Awards Scheme

The Leicestershire County Council Green Plaque Awards are awarded to people and places around the county, nominated and voted for by the people of Leicestershire. The shortlist has been announced and you can now vote for your favourites. There are six commemorative plaques to award and the last day to vote is Monday 31 JulyMore »

East Midlands History & Heritage magazine issue 4 out now!

The latest edition of East Midlands History & Heritage magazine includes the following articles: Thomas Hemsworth and Ashbourne Malt by Peter Collinge ‘It is on the lives of infants that unhealthy influences have their deadliest effects’: Combating  Infant mortality in Nottingham and Leicester, 1890-1910 by Denise Amos Supporting king and constitution: expressions of loyalism in Leicestershire, 1792-3 by Pamela J Fisher 1916: The perspectives of a Lincolnshire home frontMore »

East Midlands History & Heritage Magazine, Issue 3 out now!

The latest edition of East Midlands History & Heritage magazine has the theme of ‘hidden voices’ and articles include: Battle-scarred: Surgery, medicine and military welfare during the British Civil Wars “Slave-trade legacies: The colour of money”: Nottingham-based Heritage Project, finalist for National Lottery Awards 2016 Voices from the past: The search for medieval graffiti in Derbyshire & NottinghamshireMore »

‘The Labrador Companion’ by Captain George Cartwright

Three years ago, “The Labrador Companion” was discovered in Yorkshire. This is a previously unknown manuscript written by Captain George Cartwright (1739-1819) about his years spent in Labrador.  It is both an instructional text unlike any others related to the early fur trade in eastern North America, and it is also a text about naturalMore »

The Lincolnshire Landscape by Jon Fox

A new book about the landscape of Lincolnshire has been published recently. The book ‘explores the diverse landscapes within the historic county, revealing and interpreting both their natural and human heritage in an informative and accessible way.’ The book is available now in bookshops and visitor attractions across Lincolnshire and neighbouring areas, and can also be ordered through theMore »

East Midlands History & Heritage Magazine, Issue 2 out!

A wide variety of historical articles in the latest edition of East Midlands History & Heritage: letters from Charlie Clarke on the Western Front to his girlfriend back in Gainsborough; the trial and execution in 1823 of three men convicted of sodomy; defamation in Nottinghamshire in the early modern period; The Battle of Waterloo and Nottinghamshire’s ‘chosen men’; the Reformatory at MountMore »