“Up the flue” – A talk by Bob Massey

Nottinghamshire Archives County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham

The strange history of chimneys and chimney sweeps. Admission to non-FONA members £4.00 including refreshments. Places may be booked at the Archives with payment by non-members on the day.

Annual General Meeting

Nottinghamshire Archives County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham

Following the AGM, Richard Gaunt who is standing down as Chair, will tell us about the first seven yeras of FONA whic he has chaired throughout.

“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 […]