AGM followed by a talk by Val Wood – “A Woman’s Place is in the Archives”

Nottinghamshire Archives County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

March is Women’s History Month and the 2024 theme is a celebration of the contributions and resilience of women through the ages. The focus of this talk is the role of archives in uncovering the contributions of women to Nottingham’s history over the course of the last century. Val will outline the background of the […]

“The Caves of Medieval Nottingham – the documentary evidence” – a talk by Dr. Richard Goddard

Nottinghamshire Archives County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Nottingham has been known for its vast system of caves since the Early Middle Ages. Richard’s talk examines Nottingham’s medieval caves using the borough court rolls and other records held by the Nottinghamshire Archives. These reveal a huge amount of information about what the caves were used for, who owned them and their value to […]

“The History of Busking and Street Performance” – a talk by Dave Mooney

Nottinghamshire Archives County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

This talk focuses on the period since the Industrial Revolution and highlights the lives and careers of notable performers from Regency fiddlers, through Victorian London, the Great Depression and into the Hit Parade! Free to FONA members, guests are asked to make a £3 donation. Tea, coffee and biscuits from 10.30 am

“In and out of Wedlock: four 19th Century Case Studies” – a talk by Karen Winyard

Nottinghamshire Archives County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom

The 19th century saw an increasing movement to reform the legal system both generally and with regard to married women’s rights. At the same time women, though disenfranchised, were becoming politically active with the feminist movement in its infancy. The battle for women’s suffrage could not be fought successfully until there had been radical changes […]