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Jan 2019

“The Top Ten Scandals of Sherwood Forest” – a talk by Adrian Gray

9th Jan 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Newark Library, Beaumond Gardens, Balderton Gate
Newark, NG24 1UW United Kingdom
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This is an unconventional approach to telling the story of Sherwood and the Dukeries. Rather than following it chronologically, we examine the tale through ten scandals – money, sex and political – that define what happened to Sherwood and the great houses that were built there. Adrian Gray is based at Laneham, between Retford and Lincoln. He is a graduate of Queens’ College, Cambridge, in History and the author of more than twenty books on aspects of local and national…

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Feb 2019

“Basket Weaving Made Modern” – a talk and demonstration by Maggie Cooper

6th Feb 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Newark Library, Beaumond Gardens, Balderton Gate
Newark, NG24 1UW United Kingdom
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Maggie Cooper trained at the Bournville College of Art in Birmingham and today bears the distinction of having been granted the Freedom of the City of London in recognition for her work, and is a member of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers. Maggie joins us tonight from her home in Leicestershirw, a county that was once the heart of the English willow industry. And, of course, we have our own history of basket-making along the Trent around Newark. Maggie works…

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Mar 2019

“Investigation Life in the Ice Age” – a talk by Daryl Garton

6th Mar 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Newark Library, Beaumond Gardens, Balderton Gate
Newark, NG24 1UW United Kingdom
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The Ice Age Journeys project, run by a community group since 2012, has been researching the archaeology of the Ice Age site between present-day Newark and Farndon since 2012.  In 2018 we won Heritage Lottery Funding, with our partners at Bradgate Park (Leicestershire) and Creswell Crags (Nottinghamshire), to explore the idea of people moving into and through the region’s landscape as part of wider pattern of movement in search of key resources: meat for food, and bone/hides, wood and flint…

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Apr 2019

“The First Siege of Newark: 1218” – a talk by Dr. David Crook

10th Apr 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Newark Library, Beaumond Gardens, Balderton Gate
Newark, NG24 1UW United Kingdom
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Dr Crook, formerly of The National archives at Kew, gives a presentation on the First Siege of Newark in July 1218.  Following the death of King John at Newark Castle in 1216, this turbulent period of English history saw two local dramatic events: the Battle of Lincoln in 1217 and the siege of Newark in July 1218. At our talk, presented just  801 years after the main event, Dr Crook will talk about these important events

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May 2019

“Theatre in the Newark Circuit” – a talk by Richard Smedley

1st May 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Newark Library, Beaumond Gardens, Balderton Gate
Newark, NG24 1UW United Kingdom
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Richard Smedley is a theatre historian from Sutton-on-Trent NB the talk follows the NALHS AGM

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Jun 2019

“Workhouse Stories” by the Southwell Workhouse Storytellers

5th Jun 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Newark Library, Beaumond Gardens, Balderton Gate
Newark, NG24 1UW United Kingdom
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