Events for the University of Nottingham’s History Festival

We have been asked to participate in a History Festival organised by the University of Nottingham. Avid followers of our activities will of course know we have (repeatedly) run these events before, but do not fear – there is also a new and VERY exciting new project being worked on – so watch this space!

As always the events are free of charge (donations are welcome) and the venue wheelchair accessible.

‘To the Castle’

A walk retracing the 1831 Reform Riots.

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Once more, we have been asked to hold another walk, ‘To the Castle!’, retracing the 1831 Reform Riots.

Start 2.30pm St Peter Square (outside M&S)

Look out for the Loaf On A Stick!

Please see a poster for the event, a brief timeline of the riots and the handout for the walk.Please also see our events page.

103 Foresters:

Mutinies and Death Sentences in the Local Regiment –  1914-18

Friday, 7th April 2017

Start 2.30pm, University of Nottingham main campus (venue details TBC)

Since the start of 2014, we have been working on a very extensive research project regarding those soldiers who served in the local regiment (then known as the Sherwood Foresters) and were either sentenced to death or sentenced on mutiny charges by courts martial during World War One.

We have identified 103 Foresters, two thirds convicted for their alleged involvement in mutinies, the others sentenced to death for various offences. Eight soldiers were executed by firing squad.

In this talk, we will give you an overview of our research, outline our general take on the subject matter and present a few of our findings.

Please see here for details and to download our pamphlets.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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