from our Society’s reporter- Jim Barnabas. Jim writes reports on all of our meetings. Sometimes-for instance when they marginally exceed 250 words, the maximum allowed by the editor- they fail to appear in the LB Parish News. So here are 3 that were too long.

“Spiritual refreshment at the White Swan” by Robert Turner is a talk inspired by the speaker’s family history and a rather ornate Victorian chair!

Society member, National Trust volunteer and local resident Colin Deeley gave an amusing and fluid account of Stoneywell Cottage, a NT property in the Charnwood Forest, Ulverscroft, Leicestershire.

For a town of modest demeanour Newark has a fascinating and rich backstory reaching to the bloody days of the civil wars of the 17th century.