Nottinghamshire Heritage

Local History Events in Nottinghamshire - October/November 2017

Gertrude Savile - The Diaries of a Georgian Lady from Rufford

Tuesday 17 October 2017 at 2pm
Mansfield Central Library


Gertrude Savile never married and lived at Rufford Abbey in her brother's household, recording her feelings in diaries from the 1720s. Ruth Imeson tells the story using Gertrude's own words. Booking advised.

The Rufford Park Poachers

Wednesday 18 October 2017 at 2pm
Worksop Library

Tuesday 28 November 2017 at 2.30pm
West Bridgford Library


Sam Millard of the Rattlejag Morris team tells the infamous story of the Mansfield men who made their way to Rufford Park to take game, with violent consequences. Booking advised.

Far and Away: Nottinghamshire Emigrants to The New World

Tuesday 31 October 2017 at 2.30pm
West Bridgford Library


Archivist Josanne Peet uses extracts from 19th Century Emigrants' diaries to tell the stories of those who sailed away in search of a new life. Booking advised.

Rufford Park Poachers Talk Featured on Notts TV

Notts TV featured an interesting heritage talk on the Rufford Park Poachers last month. It was delivered by local historian Sam Millard - see video below. 

You know the legend of Robin Hood and his merry men - but what about the Rufford Park Poachers? No? Well this tale of how forty of them clashed with gamekeepers has been somewhat forgotten - BUT one man is on a mission to keep the fascinating story alive.