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Local History Societies

Nottinghamshire Local History Association - The Nottinghamshire Local History Association was formed in 1953 to bring together organisations and individuals interested in all aspects of local history in the county.

Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire - The Society exists to promote interest in, and study of, the history, archaeology and antiquities of the historic county of Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire Building Preservation Trust - The Society exists to promote interest in, and study of, the history, archaeology and antiquities of the historic county of Nottinghamshire

Nottingham Hidden History Team - On this site you will find a series of history, folklore and archaeological related articles and information. They try to upload weekly articles, news and photographs mainly about old Nottinghamshire.

People's Histreh - Nottingham Radical History Group - A group of Radical Historians who are interested in Nottingham's long and turbulent history of dissent, unrest and rebellion.They organise events like talks and guided walks and publish books and pamphlets in an effort to tell the stories of the - often forgotten - people who stirred things up over the course of Nottingham's and Nottinghamshire's history.

Nottingham Women's History Group - Nottingham Women's History Group was established in February 2010 to celebrate, promote, and research women's contribution to Nottingham's history. It puts on periodic meetings throughout the year - see the website for more details.


Beeston & District Local History Society - Beeston & District Local History Society was formed in 1972 and is now one of the largest local history societies in Nottinghamshire.

Bramcote History Group - Includes details of the society and their various activities plus a small gallery of photographs.

Gotham and District Local History Society - The Gotham and District Local History Society was originally formed in 1974. The Society offers guided tours of the village and surrounding hills, as well as answering queries on Family Trees.

Ilkeston and District Local History Society - The Society was established in 1966 to foster the study of local history and research into all aspects of the history of Ilkeston and the district and to disseminate this information for the benefit of the public.

Laxton History Group - Laxton History Group was established in Laxton, Nottinghamshire in December 2008. Laxton, Notts, is unique in the country in having a surviving medieval open field farming system working a three field rotation managed by the last legally constituted manorial court in the country.

The Long Eaton & Sawley Archive - The Society exists to promote interest in, and study of, the history, archaeology and antiquities of the historic county of Nottinghamshire

West Bridgford and District Local History Society - Since it was formed in 1976, the West Bridgford and District Local History Society has been active in the historical study of the local institutions, people and buildings.

Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society - The Society exists to protect and enhance the principal Conservation Areas which include the Village core and Wollaton Park. In order to do that the Society encourages historic research and seeks to encourage people living in all parts of Wollaton and the Park to learn more about the history of the area and thereby to help ensure its survival and conservation.

Woodborough's Heritage - The website of Woodborough Photographic Recording Group & Woodborough Local History Group.




Local Community Websites

Bramcote Conservation Society - The Society was formed in 1971 with the aim of monitoring the care and preservation of buildings of historic and architectural interest within the designated conservation area and its surroundings, and to oppose any unnecessary development proposals which could be detrimental to the ethos of the area.

Dunkirk and Lenton Online - Produced by, for and about the communities of Dunkirk, New Lenton and Old Lenton Nottingham. Contains information about all aspects of life in the area, and about the Dunkirk and Lenton Partnership Forum.

The Lenton Centre - Opened in November 1931, the Lenton Cottage Baths consisted of a washhouse and slipper baths. The building is still open and although the washhouse and slipper baths have gone the building houses the Lenton Centre. Whether it be to swim, gym, an activity, a therapy, a club or just a meeting up with a friend,the Lenton Centre is the place to be!

Holy Trinity and Priory Churches - The website for Holy Trinity Church, Lenton.

St Anns Allotments - The St Anns Allotments, Nottingham, is a very special and unique allotment site. It is the oldest and largest area of Victorian detached town gardens in the world and has recently been listed with a Grade 2* by English Heritage. The site covers 75 acres and sits in the heart of the one of the most deprived inner-city communities in the country.




Lenton Connections - Lenton Priory

British History Online - House of Cluniac monks: The priory of Lenton. From 'A History of the County of Nottingham: Volume 2'. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1910.

Lenton Priory: An Archaeological Project - This website takes you on a journey through time, bringing together the Priory’s heritage from existing resources and research. It tells the story of how a successful Heritage Lottery Bid uncovered the long forgotten Priory for the Community and left a lasting legacy for all.

Dunkirk and Lenton Martinmas Fair - History and archaeology of Lenton Priory and its Martinmas Fair.

Felmersham History - The website of the villages of Felmersham and Radwell in Bedfordshire. The local church, St Mary's, was built by the monks of Lenton Priory between 1220 and 1240.

Rushden & District History Society - Northamptonshire based local history society. Their local church, Rushden St Mary's Church, was donated by the Priory of Lenton.

University of Bath - Contains the article 'Some Observations on the Earliest Spring Called After Robin Hood' by R.W.Morrell, which shows that in the 15th century the Cluniacs of Lenton Priory built the chapel of St Ann's Well in Nottingham.




Lenton Local Interest

GENUKI's Lenton Page - Includes extracts from White's 1853 Directory.

The Guys of Bottesford, Leicestershire and Associated Families - Contains extracts from Lenton Parish Records, Baptisms, Burials & Marriages - 1653 to 1848




Nottingham Local Interest

Exploring Beeston's History - This website is produced by David Hallam who has become well-known for his specialist interest in the history of the Beeston area. It contains a wealth of information and images relating to Beeston's past.

Nottinghamshire History - The website provides a wide range of material on the history and archaeology of Nottinghamshire for genealogists, local historians and the casual browser with an interest in this county.

Nottingham Hospitals' History - Paul R. Swift B.A., Honorary Archivist of Nottingham University Hospitals N.H.S.Trust has his own website which includes photographs and information about all the hospitals that have existed in the Nottingham area.

Sturmey-Archer Heritage - Until 2000 the Sturmey-Archer factory was based in Lenton. This site is intended to help preserve the heritage of Sturmey-Archer and to record the various components produced during the 20th century.




Genealogy and Family History Societies

Nottingham Family History Society - Information about the society and its activities, a Members' Interests index, an Online Bookshop with hundreds of books and microfiches, plus software, search services, subscriptions.

Nottinghamshire GenWeb - Nottinghamshire page of the EnglandGenWeb Project. A site offering Bulletin Boards, Surname Interest Pages, Mailing Lists, Resources, On-line Records and information, Local History, Information for newcomers to Genealogy in Nottinghamshire, Locating Nottinghamshire Places and General Resources

Ann Swabey - Professional Family History and Military Research - Ann Swabey has her own links with Lenton although she now lives in south east England. She has been very helpful with our project to research the names on the Lenton War Memorial and has been able to look up the records of particular servicemen for us at the National Archives in Kew. By way of thanks we proffer her services to the world wide web.




Local Photograph Galleries

The City of Nottingham at the Turn of the 21st Century - The aim of this site is to provide a comprehensive snapshot of the city in pictures with just a small pinch of history.

Picture The Past - The Local Studies Library housed within the Central Library, Angel Row used to hold an extensive collection of local photographs. The origin copies are no longer accessible at the Library but many of these shots are now accessible via their web site. The site also contains features photographs of Derbyshire.




Local History Archives and Seminars

Nottinghamshire Archives - Nottinghamshire Archives holds a vast range of original material relating to all aspects of Nottinghamshire's past. Their website explains the ways in which you can access this material.

Nottingham Local Studies Library - A guide to the reference materials and resources available within the Local Studies collection.

Nottingham University - Manuscripts and Special Collections - The University of Nottingham holds a wide variety of material relating to local history. The most comprehensive collection of local material is the East Midlands Collection, the only open-access collection held by Manuscripts and Special Collections.

Nottingham University - Department of History - Details of local history seminars.



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