Updates on the Local History website:
Nothing major recently but several bits’n’pieces:
· Protestation Returns 1842: we found a copy of a book which transcribed all the Nottingham Returns – a few minor changes made (although we’ve gone with our local interpretation of some of the entries …).
· The emigration stories have continued to develop: it seems that Mark Starbuck (on the James T Foord cholera ship) moved on to New Zealand and settled in the same area as Samuel Woolley (Plough Inn article, last issue) – he was even licensee of a Plough Inn but there is no firm evidence directly linking them to each other …
· More added to the Lengthsman’s Hut renovations page.
· Some new aerial photos of the village from the church tower.
· Kinoulton Estate Auction catalogue 1919; we now have copies of the maps/plans that accompany the catalogue.
· An article about the Trent Bore has been added to the Anglo-Saxon Vikings page
· A new article about The Mrs Mabel March Cup has been added to the page about Horticultural/Flower/Produce Shows. Her story is fascinating and we’d love to hear from you, if you can answer any of the remaining questions. Also added to the page is a gallery of newspaper articles recording shows from years gone by.