Local History Archive 2017-19

2019

Mansfield Museum – In August there was a visit to the Mansfield Museum where the exhibition was entitled “A day in the life of a Miner”. Eileen Benton

Visit to Derby 2017

In July  the Local History Group went to visit The Silk Mill in Derby where they saw the Poppies Weeping Window by Paul Cummins, artist and Tom Piper, designer. They also enjoyed a guided tour of the Anglican Cathedral before crossing the bridge to visit the Catholic Church designed by the architect Pugin. They ended a very full day with a meal at the “Standing Order”.

Weeping window at Derby Silk Mill

Weeping window at Derby Silk Mill

On 10th August they will visit the Mansfield Museum where the exhibition is entitled “A day in the life of a Miner”.  Eileen Benton

D H Lawrence Museum visit.

Thirteen members of the Local History group enjoyed a memorable tour of the D H Lawrence birthplace museum. The guide gave an excellent picture of the family life and the community Lawrence wrote about. The furniture and fixings complete with original gas lighting were very evocative of the time. Some of his paintings were also exhibited and a video was shown that was very interesting. One member said it reminded her of her childhood in a mining area of Durham. The museum is a great asset to our town and we highly recommend it to other members.

There is also a video tour for anyone unable to climb the stairs. The tour takes 1 hour 15 mins and costs £5.

Some of us followed the tour with a meal at the White Peacock opposite.