Archives (old)

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Collingham and District Local History Society’s archives and artefacts are stored in the Jubilee Room on Swinderby Road. See links page for other places holding archive material on the villages.

Collingham Archive Centre
The Jubilee Room
11 Swinderby Road
NG23 7PH

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In 1977 Collingham Parish Council purchased the old telephone exchange building on Swinderby Road. It was re-named the Jubilee Room in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee which took place that year. An informal agreement to allow the Jubilee Room to be shared by the newly-formed history society (Collingham Museum Committee) was reached.
Collingham Museum Committee began collecting items of interest and significance to Collingham and district’s heritage. This consisted mainly of printed matter – maps, photographs, documents, auction notices, memoirs and so on. There are also paintings, items of clothing and various objects relating to Collingham and district’s heritage. The collection was transferred to CDLHS in 1999, since when it has increased significantly.
In 2013, an Archive Team of volunteers was set up to help the Senior Archivist catalogue and maintain the collection.
In 2015, Collingham and District Local History Society was given exclusive tenancy of the Jubilee Room.


Opening Times: The archives will be open to the public on Saturday May 21st 2016 and then every Friday from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm until Friday July 22nd 2016, then again from July 22nd until October 14th. The Jubilee Room will then be closed to the public during the winter months.

Entry is free at these times. Please note that the Jubilee Room is quite small and may become crowded at busy times . However, appointment-only bookings are available outside opening times. There is a charge for this to cover costs. Contact  for details.

The bulk of the archives are stored in grey archive-standard boxes

The bulk of the archives are stored in grey archive-standard boxes

The archives are divided into 13 categories:

  • BU (Businesses such as shops/trades/doctors)
  • EC (Ecclesiastical)
  • EF (Family and Estates)
  • EV (Events such as Collingham Show and Coronations)
  • L (Legal)
  • LA (Local Authority/Parish Council eg Schools, Library etc)
  • M (Maps inc 1790 Enclosure Map))
  • OR (Organisations)
  • P (Paintings, pictures and Postcards)
  • PR (Public Records)
  • TR (Transport)
  • VH (Various Histories inc. articles by Thoroton etc)
  • WCD (War and Civil Defence – inc. Women’s Land Army)

These 13 subjects are subdivided into a further 52 subject areas. A full archive guide will be available to download as a pdf shortly.