News for Autumn 2006


Readers, particularly those with an archaeological bent, will be saddened to hear of the recent death of Dr Jeffrey May, for many years a member of Nottingham University’s Archaeology Department. Although most of his local work was in Lincolnshire (particularly Dragonby), and Derbyshire – where for many years he was archaeological editor of the Derbyshire Archaeological Journal – he was well known to the archaeological fraternity in Nottinghamshire.

Technical Print Services (TPS)

Technical Print Services have gone into liquidation. Since 1992 they have printed Thoroton Transactions and also the Record Series volumes. At the end of June they announced that the firm could not continue. We particularly regret having to say goodbye to Paul Roper, the long-serving member of staff who has liaised with Thoroton officers for many years. Adrian Henstock is currently looking for a new printer. More news on this as and when we have it.


Archaeology editor Dr Sarah Speight has stepped down as editor of Transactions, and is to be replaced by Keith Challis. Keith will be well known to members, as he has spoken to the Society on a number of occasions. He last addressed us at the Annual General Meeting at Laxton in 2005. More news on this topic in future Newsletters.

Nottinghamshire Archives Programme of Events

Nottinghamshire Archives is holding a free Heritage Open Day on 9 September, and a series of lunchtime talks (£2.50 per person) from September to December. Advance booking is required (email to check availability, or tel 0115 9581634). There will be displays in the Search Room between now and February, including ‘Pickbourne on Kirkby’ (based on William Pickbourne’s diaries); Dream Palaces: Nottinghamshire Cinemas; and Religious Festivals. View their website at or ring the above number for further information.