Wed 8th Mar – 7pm: Historic Graffiti – the Hidden Story of the Hopes, Fears and Desires of a Nation

Please also see our events page.

We are delighted to announce our first event of 2017, a talk by James Wright (University of Nottingham) on the awesome subject of Historic Graffiti:

Modern graffiti is often seen as transgressive and stupid. However, look closely in the light of a torch at the walls of our historic buildings, trees, caves and rockfaces and you will see a world of graffiti left that illuminates the psychology of our ancestors. The study of historic graffiti enables us to hear the lost voices of ordinary individuals through their images of daisywheels, ships sailing across the walls, knights drawing their swords, demons stalking the stonework and every animal imaginable…

Wednesday 8th March 2017 – 7pm

Broadway Cinema

Room 2 (if in doubt where to go, simply lurk around near the Box Office just before 7pm and we will find you!).

Free event – venue wheelchair accessible.

If you are planning to come, please send us a quick email so we can get a better idea about numbers.

Charlie & Bluebell Hill Boy – Launch Event Dec 7th

Following the publication of our brand new book Charlie & Bluebell Hill Boy, we invite you to the launch event:

7th December 2016 – 7pm

Nottingham Mechanics


Charlie & Bluebell Hill Boy – Our brand new book is out!

We are delighted to present our brand book:

Charlie & Bluebell Hill Boy

Two biographical sketches

By Colin Brett


What we have been up to…

Well, we always say that our online presence is updated rather irregularly, but still, sorry for not having posted any news for quite a while. More

Once more ‘To the Castle!’

We have been asked by those organising the University of Nottingham’s ‘Being Human’ festival to run another of our popular guided walks ‘To the Castle!’.

And so we shall venture off once more on:

Saturday, 19th November 2016
Start 4pm St Peter Square (outside M&S)

As always this event is free of charge and wheelchair accessible.

For details please see our events page.

103 Foresters – Project update

We have been asked how our 103 Foresters project is progressing and when to await the next pamphlet.* More

103 Foresters pamphlet series: Issue 3 now available

Since the start of 2014, we have been working on an extensive research project, looking into the cases of the 103 Sherwood Foresters who were sentenced to death or sentenced on mutiny charges during World War One.

We approached this from the outset as a long term project and plan to publish a series of pamphlets, looking into the individual cases as well as their wider context.

We are very pleased to announce that the third issue in our pamphlet series ‘103 Foresters’ is now available as a free download:

103 Foresters

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

Issue 3: Wipers, Helles and beyond – Three Foresters’ death sentences, July 1915

Apologies as we are a few weeks (three to be precise!) behind schedule, but our original timetable was a bit optimistic. As always, this remains a work in progress.

Please find the new pamphlet, more information about the project and links to (marginally updated versions of) Issues 1 and 2 on the 103 Foresters page.

Distribute and quote as you like (non-commercial use only!).

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Once more unto… The Castle!

A walk retracing the 1831 Reform Riots.

Thursday, 20th August 2015

Well, we can’t pretend it is a new thing, but we have been asked to hold another walk, ‘To the Castle!’, retracing the 1831 Reform Riots.

Start 6.45pm St Peter Square (outside M&S)

Look out for the Loaf On A Stick!

Alternatively, assemble outside Nottingham Contemporary at 6.30pm and we will walk with you to the starting point.

Please see our leaflet advertising the event, a brief timeline of the riots and the handout for the walk.

Please also see our events page.


‘Nottingham Rising…’ reprinted

We are delighted to announce that we had to reprint our book Nottingham Rising…, with all the remaining copies of the first print now out in various bookshops (see below). More

New publication: ‘The Lost Missionary…’

Chris Richardson has followed up the story of one of the people he researched for his great book A City of Light…, trailing Henry Knight all the way to San Francisco.

Please see the City of Light blog for more information on the new pamphlet from Loaf On A Stick Press!

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