Thoroton Society Events

Following the steady relaxation of restrictions, we are delighted to let you know that we have now negotiated a venue and will be resuming our programme of events, starting with meetings in February and March.

Saturday 12 February 2022 at 2:30 pm.

Lecture room, Nottingham Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG1 4EZ

The Chair of Council and Officers invite members and guests to join them for a ‘Welcome Back’ meeting with a social flavour. Join us and catch up with friends while we review a selection of images from events that took place during our centenary year. We are hopeful that the Mechanics will be able to offer simple refreshments from their café bar, but this cannot be guaranteed, and we also hope to have our bookstall available. There is no longer a legal requirement for the wearing of masks, or for testing, but please feel free to do so if it makes you feel more comfortable.

Saturday 12 March 2022 at 2:30 pm.

Lecture room, Nottingham Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG1 4EZ

Hunting for the meaning of a place-name: the two Nottinghamshire Uptons; Dr Richard Jones, Associate Professor, University of Leicester

Richard Jones is Associate Professor of Landscape History and former Director of the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester. He is currently General Editor of the Transactions of the Thoroton Society. Richard will be going behind the name to investigate the origins of two villages in Nottinghamshire with the same name, one near Southwell and one near Tuxford.

The Mechanics team have advised us that the café-bar will open from 10am on that date and will be serving refreshments and light lunches until about 2:00 pm. We will also have our bookstall available before the meeting and, while there is no longer a legal requirement for the wearing of masks, or for testing, please feel free to do so if it makes you feel more comfortable.

Saturday 30 April 2022

Epperstone Village Hall

Spring Meeting & AGM

Please put this date in your diaries and join us if you can. Full details will be in the special combined Annual Report and Newsletter which will be sent out to members soon.

David Hoskins
Honorary Events Secretary