East Midlands History and Heritage magazine

Eleven issues of East Midlands History and Heritage magazine were published over the period 2015-2022.

All issues of the magazine are available to download:

Link to East Midlands History & Heritage magazine Issue 1ISSUE 1 (June 2015)

The English Civil War is the central theme of Issue 1 – chosen to coincide with the opening of the new national Civil War Museum at Newark. Charles I always recognised this strategic importance of the region; it was in Nottingham that he chose to raise his standard on 22 August 1642. Bloody sieges followed, particularly at Newark, but also at Bolingbroke and Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Nottingham, Lincoln, Gainsborough became ‘frontier towns’, decisive engagements were fought at Naseby, Winceby and Willoughby on the Wolds. The East Midlands became the gateway through which rival armies passed; to deny access became a chief objective for both sides. War brought disease, treachery and heroism. Its social costs were high; its legacy in terms of destruction, disruption and disability was far reaching.

 

 

 

 

Link to East Midlands History & Heritage magazine Issue 2ISSUE 2 (July 2016)

Issue 2 of East Midlands History & Heritage magazine includes the following articles:

  • letters from Charlie Clarke on the Western Front to his girlfriend back in Gainsborough
  • the trial and execution in 1823 of three men convicted of sodomy
  • defamation in Nottinghamshire in the early modern period
  • The Battle of Waterloo and Nottinghamshire’s ‘chosen men’
  • the Reformatory at Mount St. Bernard in Leicestershire
  • Magna Carta and the Uffington Connection
  • discovering the Archaeology of Rufford Abbey Country Park 2013-2015
  • the Mayflower Pilgrims in the East Midlands
  • Ellerslie House for Paralysed Sailors and Soldiers in Nottingham.

Link to East Midlands History & Heritage magazine Issue 3ISSUE 3 (January 2016)

Issue 3 of East Midlands History & Heritage magazine has the theme of ‘hidden voices’ and articles include:

  • Battle-scarred: Surgery, medicine and military welfare during the British Civil Wars
  • “Slave-trade legacies: The colour of money”: Nottingham-based Heritage Project, finalist for National Lottery Awards 2016
  • Voices from the past: The search for medieval graffiti in Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire
  • Asylums at war: Duston War Hospital, 1916-1919
  • Silent voices of the Lincolnshire poor
  • The Pentrich Revolution Bicentenary 1817 – 2017 and the strange case of ‘Oliver the Spy’
  • ‘For those women have got pluck’: The Women’s Social and Political Union in Loughborough
  • What is happening at Delapré Abbey and why do we need you?
  • Step back in time at the 1620s House and Garden, Donington le Heath
  • Menace or inconvenience? Nottingham City’s response to the 1913 Mental Deficiency Act
  • Night tales: The incident of the Rufford Park Poachers

Link to East Midlands History & Heritage magazine Issue 4ISSUE 4 (January 2017)

Issue 4 of East Midlands History & Heritage magazine includes:

  • Thomas Hemsworth and Ashbourne Malt by Peter Collinge
  • ‘It is on the lives of infants that unhealthy influences have their deadliest effects’: Combating  Infant mortality in Nottingham and Leicester, 1890-1910 by Denise Amos
  • Supporting king and constitution: expressions of loyalism in Leicestershire, 1792-3 by Pamela J Fisher
  • 1916: The perspectives of a Lincolnshire home front poet by Andrew Jackson
  • Cavendish Bridge The 70th anniversary of a 20th-century disaster by Jenni Dobson
  • Fieldwalking with Leicestershire Fieldworkers by Kathleen E Elkin
  • The workhouse: a lasting legacy by Katherine Onion and Samantha Ball
  • The Militia Lists and family history by Matthew McCormack

Link to East Midlands History & Heritage magazine Issue 5ISSUE 5 (July 2017)

Issue 5 of East Midlands History & Heritage magazine includes the following articles:

  • Entertaining the community: hospital fundraising before the NHS
  • Political biographies of the early women councillors on Nottingham City Council 1920-1930
  • Preserving local history on film
  • Young criminals on the march through the East Midlands
  • The Row that Barber built
  • ‘Danse Macabre’–Witnessing the Black Death in Northamptonshire through manorial records
  • East Midlands Airport: From local airfield to regional hub
  • The stones of Wakerley Bridge
  • The social world of Nottingham’s green spaces
  • The Fearon fountain

Link to East Midlands History & Heritage magazine Issue 6ISSUE 6 (January 2018)

Issue 6 of East Midlands History & Heritage magazine includes the following articles:

  • The consequences of the Great War: Observations
    from Nottingham
  • ‘Wealthy women, bankers and clothworkers’: The lives of the nonconformist families of Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham, 1650-1750
  • RAF Balderton during the Second World War
  • Refuge in the rock: The use of Nottingham’s caves in times of war
  • The mothers of Mapperley Asylum
  • Stories from the Stone Wood – A thousand years of Charnwood life
  • Lost legends: Capturing the hidden cultural contribution of the African and African Caribbean community in the UK
  • Leicestershire’s toy story
  • Exploring the East Midlands: Involving communities in historic environment research
  • Henry Bowdon – Tales from the life of a Derbyshire country Squire
  • The Leicester Coffee and Cocoa House Company Limited

Link to East Midlands History & Heritage magazine Issue 7ISSUE 7 (August 2018)

Issue 7 of East Midlands History & Heritage magazine includes the following articles:

  • Voices from the archives: The Ladies of Ogston Hall
  • The National Leather Collection
  • Derby pubs and breweries during the Great War
  • Nottingham’s Great Gunpowder Explosion of September 1818
  • The National Leather Collection
  • To volunteer or not: explaining Leicestershire’s recruitment crisis, 1914- 1915
  • Wollaton Hall
  • The newly built personality of Ralph Lord Cromwell
  • The roads of Wakerley
  • Stand Firm – Civil Defences in Newark During World War II
  • The Napoleonic Wars at home
  • Stand Firm – Civil Defences in Newark During World War II
  • Writing history

Link to East Midlands History & Heritage magazine Issue 8ISSUE 8 (January 2019)

Issue 8 of East Midlands History & Heritage magazine includes the following articles:

  • The fighting member back to ‘The House’: Oliver Locker-Lampson, the Conservative Party and the 1918 Coupon Election in Huntingdonshire.
  • The Bayley (Red Cross) Auxiliary Hospital, Nottingham 1914 to 1919
  • “Peace Day” celebrations in Derby
  • ‘These splendid lads’: Leicester’s Clarendon Park in the Great War
  • The effect of the First World War on Mountsorrel Quarry
  • The Sherwood Forester and the surgeon who changed the face of plastic surgery
  • Leicestershire’s contribution to saving the nation from starvation.
  • Working for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • 1918: the perspectives of a Lincolnshire home front poet
  • The Great War and its consequences: Building an archive

Link to East Midlands History & Heritage magazine Issue 9ISSUE 9 (August 2019)

Issue 9 of East Midlands History & Heritage magazine includes the following articles:

  • Early memories of Sheila Healey
  • Tracking East Lincolnshire’s lost railways
  • Textile tales: the East Midlands textile industry 1980-2005
  • Gainsborough Heritage Association is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary
  • Hidden in plain sight: Worksop’s other war memorial
  • Perspectives from the provincial press:
    A Lincolnshire view of women’s suffrage
  • From priory to pile: the world of John Beaumont and Grace Dieu Priory, Leicestershire
  • World War One Memorials
  • Fake news and the and the Nottingham by-election of 1803

Link to East Midlands History & Heritage magazine Issue 10ISSUE 10 (February 2020)

Issue 10 of East Midlands History & Heritage magazine includes the following articles:

  • Matlock Bath: An East Midlands trippers’ paradise
  • Ronald Pope: The ‘Secret’ Sculptor
  • “They Prefer the River” Nottingham’s Trent Baths, 1857–1941
  • Ruddington: A “large and well-built village” of handloom weaving
  • Bowled Over: a “lost” 18th Century bowling green re-found at Langar Hall, Nottinghamshire
  • The mysterious tenant of Thoresby Hall
  • A voyage round my Grandad
  • Homes for Hinckley’s heroes
  • Mansfield revived
  • The leaves of Southwell

Link to East Midlands History & Heritage magazine Issue 11ISSUE 11 (January 2022)

Issue 11 of East Midlands History & Heritage magazine includes the following articles:

  • Nuthall’s Aeronaut The Life of Henry Truman, 1888-1963
  • Nottingham General: The People’s Hospital
  • Best Foot Forward The Early Years of Women’s Football
  • Welton at War: Front Line Not Home Front
  • The Silk Road to Success: The Windley Family of Nottingham
  • Learning from Lumsdale. The Industrial Revolution in a Derbyshire Valley
  • The Sack of Leicester
  • A Place of “peace and tranquility”: Welford Road Hospital in Northampton
  • Leicester and the 1918 Flu Pandemic
  • The Pure Order of United Britons – a Victorian Friendly Society