Nottinghamshire

Tuxford Mill, Nottinghamshire

April 21, 2013

Last week as I was driving through Tuxford in Nottinghamshire I couldn’t resist stopping to take a photograph of the old windmill. Its sails were turning just as they must have done a century and more ago. A splendid sight. A few days earlier I’d been looking at watermills in Cambridgeshire. Milling appears to have […]

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Newark on Trent – Castle and River

June 26, 2012

This past weekend I was in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire. On Monday morning the weather was good enough to go out with the camera so here is a selection of my shots from the hour that I spent around the castle and the river. Newark Castle dates from the 12th century. It was built by the then […]

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The Battle of Stoke Field, 1487

January 22, 2010

Yesterday I dropped my wife off for an hour in Newark-upon-Trent to do whatever wives do when they “go into town”, and with camera in my pocket I drove five or six miles down the A46 in search of a memorial. What I came away with was quite a surprise. Having lived in this area […]

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Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire

January 5, 2010

Newark and  Sherwood covers a widespread area of small towns and villages, as well as extensive stretches of agricultural land.  Once this area on the eastern side of Nottinghamshire, close to the border with Lincolnshire, could also boast flourishing industries such as mining and brewing. These old industries are now almost entirely gone, being replaced […]

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