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Events at the Nottinghamshire Archives
Gregg Redford Thursday 20th August 2015
The newly refurbished Nottinghamshire Archives are hosting a number of events of the next few weeks useful for both local and family historians.

Councillor John Knight, Committee Chairman for Culture, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Our first few events and activities in the new-look archives have been a huge success since we reopened in May and we are delighted to host more events over the next few weeks. We will explore a wide range of topics from the life and times of Gertrude Savile, the history of suffragists and suffragettes in the county and another chance to learn more about Ada Lovelace.”

“These events provide exciting opportunities for people to explore what we have in our archives already and contribute their own information if they wish as we are seeking to build up the most comprehensive history of Nottinghamshire to benefit future generations so everyone can play a part in this.”

Here are more details about the forthcoming events:

Archives Tours

· Thursday 17 September, 2.30 – 3.30pm

· Thursday 15 October, 2.30 – 3.30pm

· Tuesday 27 October, 10.30 – 11.30am

£4, booking essential

See behind the scenes of the newly-refurbished Nottinghamshire Archives, with visits to our strong rooms, search room and conservation unit. See a selection of documents and find out how we care for the written heritage of Nottinghamshire!Summer Family Fun: Activities at the Archives

Friday 14 August, 1– 4pm

Free, no need to book. Family activities available at the Archives, including designing your own coat of arms, colouring, quill pen writing, historical games and more!

Mediaeval Archives:

Saturday 12 September, 11am – 3pm

Free, no need to book

Nottinghamshire Archives will be marking the 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt with a free Heritage Open Day event exploring the mediaeval history of the county, including archery and outlaws, through displays and tours of Nottinghamshire Archives.

The Women on the Wall Talk

Wednesday 23 September, 2.30 – 3.30pm

£4, booking essential

From women advertising Raleigh bicycles to nurses in uniform, explore the stories of the women who feature on the lockers and wall art of Nottinghamshire Archives’ search room.

Nottinghamshire Sports Heritage

From September 26 to October 4. A week-long celebration of our county’s sporting past. For more details:

The Diaries of a Georgian Lady Talk

Wednesday 30 September, 2.30 – 3.30pm

£4, booking essential

Gertrude Savile (1697 – 1758) was a Georgian lady who never married. She was the sister of Sir George Savile, seventh baronet and MP, whose principal residence was at Rufford Abbey. Through a series of intimate diaries she records the details of her life in London and Nottinghamshire, referring to the South Sea Bubble, the Beggar’s Opera, the difficulty of retaining good servants and the increasingly fraught relationship with her mother. Join us for a talk exploring the life of this fascinating Georgian Lady.

From Poor Relief to Parish Officer: the Lives of Ordinary Women in the Archives Talk

Wednesday 7 October, 2.30 – 3.30pm

£4, booking essential

The lives of many women are represented in the archives through records of poor relief, workhouses and charity. But there are also stories of education, apprenticeship and women who became parish officers. This talk will explore their stories using a range of documents.

Votes for Women! Nottinghamshire Suffragists and Suffragettes Talk

Wednesday 14 October, 2.30 – 3.30pm

£4, booking essential

Dr Rowena Edlin-White will explore the different approaches to the campaign in Nottinghamshire using a selection of local archives including the papers of Helen Watts and the Dowson family.

The Myth of Ada Lovelace Talk

Wednesday 21 October, 2.30 – 3.30pm

£4, booking essential

This remarkable illustrated talk about Byron’s only legitimate child is back by popular demand!

“The Big Draw” Art Event

Every Picture Tells a Story

Wednesday 28 October, 12.30 – 3.30pm

Free, no need to book

Join in the world’s biggest drawing festival, The Big Draw, at this fun family workshop. No prior drawing experience required.

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