Photos and info now posted for this year’s Scarecrow Weekend.
We are very grateful to have been given access to the Deeds for Old Mill Cottage (opposite the Wharf) – these documents open up all kinds of fascinating new information into changes in the village and the families who lived here.
We have added to the Outhwaite family page; sadly, Mr Outhwaite committed suicide in 1909 and all we had was a simple statement of this fact – this didn’t feel right and so we have found a bit more information about him and his family which helps them to feel more real to us. The strongest message seems to have been the family’s love of music and entertainments – his son (Walter Thomas Outhwaite) later became a professional singer and performer.
Quick note – new pages uploaded for the Daft Family history!
So the football has finished, now … To celebrate the nation’s success, English Heritage launched ‘Names of England’ – an England flag showing 32,000 surnames (every name with 100 or more occurrences between April and September 2019). Attached to the flag is a search box where you can find the origins of every one of these surnames; click on the link and play!
Also, below; ‘The Celebrated Hickling Swifts’ c.1902!
We have uploaded the first information that we have for our new page on the Hickling WI – if you can help us with new information and photographs, we would love to hear from you!
The 2022 Calendar is now available; follow this link for more information (price £7.50 each – fundraising for the Hickling Notts Local History Group).
Thank you to everyone who gave us photographs for this year’s fundraising calendar; they are all very different, absolutely amazing and it was extremely hard to choose – the finished calendar includes a mixture of old photographs and new. We hope that you enjoy the calendar when it comes out and the gallery in the meantime!
If you have any photographs that you would like to add to the Gallery, please send them through for us all to enjoy.
Houses and Buildings of Hickling: the pages are gradually beginning to emerge (apologies, it is a long job!). New this week is the background for Glebe Cottage next to the Church which is being beautifully restored and is beginning to come back to life as a family home again.