“Bradshaw’s: An early railway tour” – A talk by Robert Mee

Nottinghamshire Archives County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham

A history of Bradshaw and his famous timetables, including a mystery tour! Admission to non-FONA members £4.00 including refreshments. Places may be booked at the Archives with payment by non-members on the day.

“The Spanish flu epidemic of 1919” – a talk by Catharine Arnold

Nottinghamshire Archives County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham

Catharine's talk will look at the huge losses sustained in this terrible epidemic exactly one hundred years ago. Admission to non-FONA members £4.00 including refreshments. Places may be booked at the Archives with payment by non-members on the day.

“Nottingham’s shops and markets” – a talk by Brian Howes

Nottinghamshire Archives County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham

Brian will give us a nostalgic look at famous old shops of the city - some long gone and some still familiar with us today. Admission to non-FONA members £4.00 including refreshments. Places may be booked at the Archives with payment by non-members on the day.

“Mayhem on the Midland – an Accident, a Suicide, a Murder” – A talk by Chris and Judy Rouse

Nottinghamshire Archives County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham

An in depth look at three spectacular incidents from the mid to late 19th century that took place on the Midland Railway, and how the use of various sources such as national and provincial newspapers, assize records, census and parish records, railway staff ledgers, military records, maps, and on line records can all be used […]

Conscientious Objectors in World War Two in the UK – A talk by Margaret Christopoulos

Margaret’s talk will take an unusual angle on World WarTwo experiences as it focuses on Conscientious Objectors, examining the climate of the times in the 1930s, the complex reasons behind the Objectors’ decisions, and what they did during the War. It will also reflect, briefly, on what they later thought of those wartime experiences. Before […]

Ashfield’s Heritage – a ZOOM only talk by Denis Hill – Please email chair@fona.org.uk for a Zoom invitation

Nottinghamshire Archives County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham

An insight into the important and fascinating history and visible heriatge of Ashfield. Denis Hill presents an illustrated journey exploring the visible heritage and history of Ashfield, celebrarting the architecture, industrial heritage, inventions and famous individuals which make this district's history so rich and fascinating.