The East Bridgford Local History Group  was formally constituted in February 2000. Since then it has produced two books and a village walk guide leaflet. In addition it has initiated/participated in a number of projects some of which are still ongoing. All enthusiastic volunteers are encouraged to join any of its projects!

It has eight meetings a year (including an AGM) from October to May. The majority of its meetings are held in East Bridgford Methodist Church on the first Tuesday in the month at 7:30pm.

There is no formal membership. Anyone with an interest in history is welcome to attend at a cost of £3 per meeting (inclusive of free coffee/tea)


Meetings are held in East Bridgford Methodist Church at 7.30pm.

1st October ‘Webbs of intrigue’ – The story of the Webbs of Newstead Abbey. Talk by Peter Hammond.

5th November ‘By the Sword Divided’ ‘- The Civil War in Nottinghamshire. Talk by Adrian Henstock.

3rd December ‘ Railway topics in and around Nottinghamshire.’ Talk by John Whitfield.

7th January ‘Results of the Community Archaeology project n exploration of the at Kelham ‘’- An exploration of the village and Hall from prehistory to present. Talk by Matt Beresford

4th February ‘Lace , Slums, and the Occasional Riot’ – Nottingham in the 19th Century. Talk by Chris Weir

3rd March ‘ Terror in the skies: January 1916, the Night the Zeppelins came.’ – Talk by Stephen Flinders

7th April ‘Ice Age Journeys – and the contribution of community research.’ Talk by Dr Daryl Garton. 

Please contact Lynne Black ( lynneblack@runbox.com) or 01949 20764 for more information.