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Following the successful launch of the first edition of our magazine this summer, we are now planning issue two, which will appear around Christmas. This is an open call. Unlike issue one, which focussed on the English Civil War, and issue three (mid 2016), which will adopt the theme of ‘Hidden Voices’, every second issueMore »

The Montagu Monuments

Four world-class marble sculptures in St Edmund’s Church in Warkton, Northamptonshire, that commemorate members of the Montagu family, have been restored following a year-long £500,000 project managed by The Prince’s Regeneration Trust. Two of them were created by Louis Francois Roubiliac, who is considered to have been one of the greatest sculptors working in 18th century England.More »

Roman Southwell Gladiator Ale launched

Welbeck Abbey Brewery is sponsoring the Roman Southwell Project by producing a special limited edition beer. The ‘Gladiator Ale’ will be a traditional pale ale made with British barley and Boudicea hops. The beer, which will be 3.8% ABV, will be available in local pubs in Southwell in late June. The beer will also beMore »

Kings Clipstone Research Project

Running for over 11 years now, the Kings Clipstone Research Project is now in the midst of its busiest year ever. The project is studying the landscape and built environment of the largest royal palace ever to have been constructed in Mediaeval England. With a huge ground penetrating radar survey carried out this spring, 2015 willMore »

Mortality, Care and Military Welfare during the British Civil Wars

An international conference organised by the University of Leicester’s Centre for English Local History will celebrate the opening of the National Civil War Centre at Newark Museum, Nottinghamshire, on 7-8 August 2015. The conference will examine care and military welfare during the British Civil Wars, embracing themes such as hospitals, medicine, surgery, nursing, disease, wounds, maimedMore »

Haslam and Harvey Statues Centenary event, Chesterfield

In June The Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Labour History Society is supporting several events for the Haslam and Harvey statues Centenary. The statues of William Harvey MP and James Haslam MP have been standing on plinths outside the former NUM offices in Saltergate, Chesterfield, for the past 100 years. The society is working with the Derbyshire LibraryMore »

East Midlands History & Heritage Magazine, Issue 1!

The English Civil War is the central theme of this issue – chosen to coincide with the opening of the new national Civil War Museum at Newark. Charles I always recognised this strategic importance of the region; it was in Nottingham that he chose to raise his standard on  22 August 1642. Bloody sieges followed, particularly at Newark, but also at Bolingbroke and Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Nottingham,More »

Loughborough History and Heritage Network

The Loughborough History and Heritage Network was launched in December 2014 as a collaboration between Loughborough University and Charnwood Museum. Our aim is to: foster discussion about the history and heritage of Loughborough and Charnwood by bringing  together interested individuals and groups provide a platform for sharing information about local history and heritage enhance collaboration between Loughborough University and community history organisations Our features rangeMore »

Nottinghamshire Archives reopens

The Archives reopened on 28th April 2015, following a £2.5m investment to refurbish and extend the archives building. The new look archives building now includes: additional space to accommodate new archives for decades to come, including specialist storage for photographs and digital media a computerised building management system an additional new meeting room/multi-purpose learning spaceMore »