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  • Online booking for Study Days and Courses

    Online booking for Study Days and Courses

    Wed 11th Oct 2023

    Online booking for these events became available on 11 October 2023, and we expect this to become the single way of booking.

    To book for the course on 15 November, go to

    To book for the study day on 1 December, go to

    For anyone who does not want to this on their own, or does not have the necessary internet access, help will be available at the monthly lectures.  You will just need to provide your name, email address, telephone number, your membership number (if you have it with you), and how many people you are booking for.  If more than one, you will be asked for further details about them. You can also specify dietary requirements.  You will then receive an email about payment but, if you wish, you can pay with a credit or debit card when getting help with the application form. 

    The first day of this was a learning process for committee members as well as for those booking, but we hope to get better and faster with experience.

    Booking has now been opened for  Day 2 - Patrons and Collectors  on 28 February 2024 (Royal Patrons and Collectors),   Day 3 Patrons and Collectors  on 20 March 2024, and for the study day  Understanding Antiques - curves, colours and cool on 25 April 2024


    New Committee Members

    New Committee Members

    Wed 11th Oct 2023

    Liz Thomas and Janet Pether were elected to the committee at the 2023 AGM. Vivienne Jarvis, who was a co-opted member representing Heritage Volunteers, joins as a full voting member.

    Liz Thomas was elected as honarary secretary and will take over from Margaret Morris over the next weeks.  Janet Pether will take over as communications secretary from Philip Glanfield who has left the committee.  She will be responsible for the screen notices at Broadway and the monthly emails you receive from us.



    Sun 6th Aug 2023

    This project is progressing and an impressive list of contributions is building up but not yet enough to justify publication. There is time for further contributions until 31 October 2023 when a final decision will be made. 

    For Nottingham city the contributions so far are The Bell Inn, Bromley House Library, Fothergills Architects, and the Burne Jones windows in the Pitcher & Piano pub next to Nottingham Contemporary. In the county, we have Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, the Butter Cross in Bingham, the coronation monument in Radcliffe-on-Trent, and Papplewick Pumping Station at Ravenshead.

    If you would like to see some of the forgotten treasures of the East Midlands promoted, please take a photo (camera or phone) and get in touch with Vivienne.

    Vivienne Jarvis is co-ordinating the Nottingham entries and can be reached on

    Report of visit to Compton Verney

    Report of visit to Compton Verney

    Sat 24th Jun 2023

    Liz Holden's report of this visit on 8 June 2023 is included in the news from the committee - Compton Verney



    Sun 11th Jun 2023

    A hoiday exploring the history and art of Umbria has been arranged for June 2024. 

    Umbria is a region of hills, mountains and historic towns.  It is known for vineyards, olive oil and black truffles.  Orvieto, which we visit, dates back to Etruscan times and Assisi, where there are frescoes by Giotto, is well known for its connections with St Francis.

    Please see Umbria Visit June 2024 or go direct to Tailored Travel, click the View your Tour button and quote nhmd241.

    If you use the Tailored Travel website, please note that bookings should not be made directly with them but through Irene Milburn, who is organising the tour for us.  Cheques should be made out to Tailored Travel.

    Irene Milburn, 46 Marlborough Court, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BY.

    If you have queries, please email Irene on or telephone her on 07376 628865.  Irene no longer has a landline.

    Timings, including flight times and times of leaving and returning to Nottingham will not be available until it is certain that enough people have booked to allow the holiday to go aead.

    Please note that this trip MUST be booked with Irene.  There is no form on this website.

    Photo by Lachlan Gowen on Unsplash

    Trails of Discovery - Volunteers wanted

    Trails of Discovery - Volunteers wanted

    Sat 5th Nov 2022

    It is the East Midlands Area of The Arts Society which organises the work needed to set up Trails of Discovery, and their representative, Gillian Murphy, is responsible for working with small groups of members from different societies on trails in their locality.  She is anxious for members of all the local societies to get involved and wants to talk to them about ideas for projects or for offers of support.

    Futher information on different types of trail can be seen at Trails of Discovery, and you can contact Gillian on or by telephone on 01909 540506.

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