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History Society


The History Society was formed in 1968 by Gordon Ellis and ten other villagers.  Gordon was its chairman for 43 years through to 2011, followed by Val Harrop between 2012 & 2021 and Graham Goodwin King in 2021/2022.

Chairman: Andy Martin                 Tel: 01636 821868
email: [email protected]

Secretary: Mike Harness              Tel: 01636 821651
email: [email protected]

Treasurer: Anne Martin

Vice Chairman: Tony McKendrick

Committee Member: Jill Proctor

From September through to April each year the Society meets monthly on the second Monday of each month in the Methodist Community Centre, High Street, Sutton-on-Trent at 7.30 p.m.  We have a variety of speakers presenting subjects of both local and regional interest, generally illustrated by slide or video.

Annual membership is currently £10.00 payable in advance in September.  Visitors are always welcome with an entrance fee of £2.00 per meeting.

In addition to our monthly indoor meetings, each year we arrange number of outings, both full-day to places in Derbyshire, West Midlands, Yorkshire etc. and half-day/evenings more locally to Newark, Nottingham, Lincoln etc.  Visits are to a variety of places including historical sites, museums, National Trust properties and gardens etc.

Our 2022/23 meetings programme is:  

Monday 12th September

Bob Massey – Inventions by Mistake

Monday 10th October

Vic Hughes – The Story of Lincoln Cathedral

Monday 14th November

The Workhouse Story Tellers – Stories from the Workhouse

Monday 12th December

Paul Cullen – Nottinghamshire Place Names

Monday 9th January

Steve Hall – The Story of Ordnance Survey Maps

Monday 13th February

Richard Pullen – Trench Art of the Great War

Monday 13th March

Jason Morden – Nottinghamshire Timber Buildings

Monday 17th April

David Amos – ‘Aye Up Me Duck’



Programme of Events - to be completed

Date Speaker Subject