Local Interest

Some recent additions

The Story of Plumtree Station 1879-2017 by Margaret Wright

This tells the story of a small, rural railway station from the time of its building as part of the new Midland Railway line from Nottingham to Melton Mowbray to its modern incarnation as a family run restaurant.

The station served three local communities, Plumtree, Keyworth and Normanton-on-the-Wolds and had an influence on all of them, but particularly Keyworth where several of the railway workers came to live. The author points out how it also influenced a new housing development at Plumtree Park and she talks about the navvies who built the railway and describes the station buildings and those who worked there. Paperback £5

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Lost Newark by Jillian Campbell & Mike Cox

Local authors Jillian Campbell and Mike Cox step back in time and rediscover Newark’s lost buildings and remember the forgotten architectural heritage that once embellished this attractive East Midlands market town.  Paperback, £12.99

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A History of the Manor House Radcliffe On Trent from 1749 to 2017 by Marion Caunt & Val Cook

A history of the house before it became an old people’s home, looking at some of the families who have lived here, amongst them the family of the cricketer, George Parr. Particular attention is given to George’s career and to Nottinghamshire cricketing history in that period. Paperback booklet, £5

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