Three Hucknall heritage groups join forces

06-2846-24'Maureen Newton with some of the shawls made by local firms over the years at her hUcknall heritage exhibition tonight at the christmas light switch on
06-2846-24'Maureen Newton with some of the shawls made by local firms over the years at her hUcknall heritage exhibition tonight at the christmas light switch on
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HUCKNALL’S heritage links are set to strengthen after the three leading groups in the town decided to merge.

The Local History Group, Family History Group and Hucknall Heritage Society have agreed to come together as one main organisation with sub-groups.

“We decided to make this decision to join forces as we felt that together we will be stronger,” said Sheila Robinson, press officer for the newly formed Hucknall Heritage Society.

“All three groups meet at Central Methodist Church Hall on separate nights and at individual room hire costs,” added Sheila. “One of the advantages of coming together is to cut costs -meeting on the same night in the same place.

“But it also means we can apply for more funding as one strong group.”

Their aims and objectives are to protect and promote the historical sites, buildings and attractions across the Hucknall area.

They also help people look into their family tree and find their ancestors.

Maureen Newton is Hucknall’s leading historian and has been a member of the Hucknall Heritage Society for 30 years.

She joined up six months after the group was formed in 1984 by original historian Eric Horriben.

Everybody is welcome at the meetings, held on Mondays from 6-7.30pm for local history and 7.30-9pm with guest speakers which incurs a £2 fee.