Contact Us

(See also our Interchange page)

The officers of the society are also Trustees (see list of names below) and can be contacted via the following form:

Our Trustees are:

Patricia Smedley (Chair)

History graduate and former teacher and Nurse. Pat was a former trustee and guide at the Florence Nightingale Museum in London and trustee of the Florence Nightingale Derbyshire Association. Leader of the Collingham U3A Local History Research Group. Chairman of  the Collingham and District Local History Society since February 2015.

Nigel Priestley (Vice Chair)

Born and bred in Collingham. Attended Boys School, John Blow and Woodhill. Retired Physicist. Tower Captain of both medieval church towers and Church Warden of Holme Church.

Martin Anderson MBE (Treasurer)

Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. A founder member of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Member of Collingham Parochial Church Council.

Marion Collins (Secretary)

Secretary of Collingham Parochial Church Council. Governor of John Blow Primary School. Collingham U3A – Minutes Secretary for Executive Committee.

Helena Narracott (Publicity Manager)

BA Humanities with Art History (OU). I see the importance of cross links, collating information and recording visual imagery for the future.

David Barker (Senior Archivist)

MSc Local and Regional History (Camb).

Charlie Stothard (Deputy Archivist & Membership Secretary)

U3A Family History Leader. Graveyard Project Leader. 

Jeremy Lodge (Journal Editor & Publisher)

Role is to encourage and support research. Advanced Diploma English Local History (Oxon). Volunteer: Nottingham University/Southwell Diocese Church History Project & International Bomber Command Centre.

Anne Speed (Schools Liaison & Journal Editor)

Longstanding primary school Headteacher, now retired. 

Phil Docherty (Archaeology Lead)

Role is to lead a Community Test Pit Day to discover what is beneath Collingham and to begin to understand the earlier development of the village.

Christine Hasman (Web Manager)

Creator of East Trent Genealogy, freelance Genealogist and Ancestral Tour Guide. Former telecoms software engineer. Administrator for the East Trent Group of Churches (including the parish of Collingham). Contributor to the Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project. Member of the baroque trio Sixteen Eighty Five, playing music from the time of John Blow.

Please send any communication or enquiries via the contact form above, or by post c/o Collingham and District Archives, The Jubilee Room, 11 Swinderby Road, Collingham, Newark, NG23 7PH.