The Friends of Nottinghamshire Archives (FONA) was established in 2012 to promote the work of Nottinghamshire Archives in supporting, sustaining and preserving the rich documentary heritage of the county.

FONA has different cateogories of membership and is run by a small voluntary committee, for which nominations are invited in advance of the Annual General Meeting.

Membership of FONA provides opportunities to share the enjoyment of documents and archives through a range of activities and benefits:

  • Supporting the work of Nottinghamshire Archives in preserving the county’s rich heritage.
  • Invitations to members’ events, talks and visits.
  • Full colour newsletter sent out three-times a year.

Friends raise funds, through meetings and subscriptions, to help acquire material and equipment for the Archives office. Details of past FONA activities may be found in our newsletters.

We were thrilled that FONA’s ‘Savile Project’ team were selected as finalists for the Inspire Creativity & Innovation Award. Judith Mills, Sheila Leeds, Bob Stoakes, Ruth Strong and Karen Winyard all thoroughly enjoyed the Awards evening on 29th June. 

Our congratulations go to the winner of this category, the hip-hop musical theatre project, Mother of Tension. This production by Inspire Youth Arts team was an electrifying reinterpretation of collections held at Nottinghamshire Archives developed with assistance from Archivists Richard Burman and Jaime McMurtrie. All in all, it was a great night for FONA and Inspire Nottinghamshire Archives.



The latest issue (February 2024) of the FONA Newsletter is now available for downloading

Our Newsletter is available to anyone regardless of whether they are members or not. It is distributed by email 3 times per year. If you are not a member and wish to be emailed future issues please subscribe by using he link below.

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