Local Interest

Some recent additions

Struggle & Suffrage in Nottingham by Carol Lovejoy Edwards

This is the story of many women across the generations and their struggle for equality, not just for the right to vote but also for equality in the workplace and even in their own homes. The book covers two world wars where women took on men’s jobs and is the first book to concentrate solely on this period in women’s history in our county. Using many primary sources, it  tells of their welfare work, their war work, their political efforts and the hardships endured in their own homes. Included are the stories of Helen Watts suffragette; Lady Laura Ridding, wife of the Bishop of Southwell; and Lady Maud Rolleston, who followed her husband to the Boer War, as well as ordinary women undertaking war work, some of whom were Canary Girls in the munitions factories who lost their lives in an explosion in 1918.  Paperback, £14.99

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Arnot Hill Auxilary Hospital by Bob Massey

The story of Arnold’s World War One Hospital.  The hospital was established in 1914 following a proposal by Margaret Birkin that the then empty house at Arnot Hill Park be used as an auxilary hospital for war wounded and closed in 1919 when the last patients were discharged. Paperback, £4.95

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“We Will Remember Them” by Peter Foster

The Fallen of High Pavement School, Nottingham 1914-1918

The High Pavement School Roll of Honour contains the names of ninety-three men who had either studied at the school or had been a master there. Biographical details of ninety of these men are given here along with some background details on the campaigns they were involved in. Paperback, £10

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