Welcome

The Society was formed in 1977 as the Collingham Museums Committee since when it has grown and developed to form today’s Society which is registered with the Charity Commission (No. 1164058). We have recently refurbished and redeveloped our Archives, initiated an Archaeology branch and will publish our first Journal in 2017. As well as encouraging and supporting amateur local and family historians, we welcome the curious and those who just wish to browse. We are engaged in various projects across the District and work with many individuals and organisations such as the local U3A and the Nottinghamshire Local History Association.

Membership has its benefits but you do not have to be a member to join in. So use the links on this and other pages to see what we can offer you.

Especially check out:

  • Our talks and events which are often given by Regional or National professional speakers and historians.
  • The opening times of our Archives – The Jubilee Room, 11 Swinderby Road, Collingham, Newark, NG23 7PH. (See top right.)
  • Our current projects.
  • Our Interchange page – through which you can contact people with similar interests and post requests or offers of help or information.
  • How you can help us (joining our research groups, donations of items to our archives, donations of cash,  nominating us as your Lincolnshire Co-op Community Champion).