Monthly Archives: July 2011

Southwell villa: the Irish connection

An update on the on-going saga regarding plans to build houses on top of the large Roman villa at Southwell has been published in the Newark Advertiser today. The report’s key news actually lies in the final paragraph: that the … Continue reading

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Review in Nottinghamshire Today

A positive review of Roman Nottinghamshire has been published in the August 2011 edition of Nottinghamshire Today. The magazine’s content is not on-line.

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Return to Thurgarton please

A former lecturer of mine at Nottingham Trent University’s Brackenhurst college near Southwell has been doing research into old field patterns and boundaries in the fields on and around the campus. His work had led him, in part, to material … Continue reading

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Roman talk in Southwell

Author Mark Patterson will be giving an illustrated talk on Roman Nottinghamshire at Southwell Library on September 22, 2011. The event starts at 7pm. Tickets cost £3.00 and can purchased from the library, in King Street, NG24 0EH, by ringing … Continue reading

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Save Roman Southwell update

More than 2,500 petition signatures have now been collected by local people behind the Save Roman Southwell campaign, which is seeking to prevent the building of new houses on part of the land once occupied by Southwell’s large, luxurious, courtyard … Continue reading

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Invitation: art, landscape and Roman history in Skeggy

An event combining public art, walking, landscape enjoyment and Roman history?! Yes, and it’s happening in Skegness on July 22-24 when Alison Lloyd, of the Contemporary Art of Walking, will be leading three walks around the town and its fenland … Continue reading

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New Fosse Way public enquiry

The implications of the current road project to dual much of the A46 Fosse Way takes up a fair bit of space in Roman Nottinghamshire. The reasons for dwelling on this expensive road improvement scheme are mainly to do with … Continue reading

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