Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Mansfield and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

My Time In Harlow Wood &Nbsp;

I was in Harlow Wood Hospital on and off for about 3years, first in Ward 1 which was a boys' and men's ward, it was also called Portland Ward, and Sister Langton was in charge. I was about 10 and when I first went in I was surprised that they had school every day. Then I went into Ward 9, Sister Williams was in ...Read full memory

A memory of Mansfield by John Hutley

Saturday Shopping

I remember going to Grandma's on Saturdays - we would walk from her house along Westfield Lane down Westgate on to the Buttermarket. I would love the hand made sweet stall and take ages spending my pennies, perhaps the fruit rock or the little fishes or the coconut mushrooms or cough candy - you could have as much or as ...Read full memory


I was nursing at the hospital from December 1952, and the photo that is shown is of the old Nurses' Home, which you went into in your second year, or when on night duty in the part of the building at a right angle on the left. This meant that you had a single room instead of sharing. All the sisters also had rooms in this building ...Read full memory

A memory of Mansfield by Joan Milligan