This year is the bicentennial for a national scheme in which about 4,000 people emigrated to the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Some 190 people from Nottinghamshire joined the scheme and made the crossing in four ships.
The leader of the main group from Nottinghamshire was Dr Thomas Calton from Collingham. His group, known as the ‘Calton’ or ‘Nottingham Party’ were representative of typical settlers and were involved in all of the very turbulent history of the district.
Kindly donated by the Author, this book can be downloaded free of charge here:
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE SETTLERS & LOCATIONS IN THE EASTERN CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, 1820 (pdf, 639 pages, 8Mb)
7th November 2018
The second and third editions of ‘The Irregular’ were released together in November 2018 as joint WW1 Armistice editions and to coincide with our 3 day Armistice Exhibition on 9th, 10th, 11th November. As with Irregular 1, we have not limited our authors to writing just about people and happenings within our local parish boundaries, but have linked our local people and area to experiences they would have been through – such as issues prompted by ‘The Defence of the Realm Act’ – which had a direct impact on their lives.
Bringing Irregular 2 & 3 to you together has been a great feat: 2 editions, 8 new writer/researchers, 11 Authors, 24 Articles, 400 pages, 60,000 words. Plus the Trail leaflet and the Exhibition brought to you by the same core team!
Thanks to the generosity of Nottinghamshire Local History Association, it has been possible to produce larger than normal editions of The Irregular.
As usual these editions are well illustrated, mainly by images from the Society’s Archives.
5th November 2018
The Great War Trail was devised by the Society as part of the Armistice Commemorative programme over the summer of 2018. It follows a path starting and ending in the Cooperative Car Park and taking the walker on a circular tour of High Street, South Collingham (as far as the church), along Low Street up to the Grey Horse, then back along the High Street to the car park. Along the route shops, schools, buildings of importance such as the Memorial Hall, and houses of the soldiers who left the village to fight in the Great War are pointed out, and a back story given where appropriate. Pictures are included to enrich the walk.
The Trail was sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund via the Collingham Parish Council. It was delivered to every household in Collingham.
While the Village Trail is centred around the Great War, its value as a heritage resource enabling villagers to understand how the village appeared 100 years ago cannot be underestimated.
TRAIL LEAFLETS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE ARCHIVE. PLEASE CONTACT THE ARCHIVIST IF YOU NEED ONE – ALTERNATIVELY A PDF VERSION CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE.