Edwinstowe, Major Oak, Sherwood Forest c.1960

Memories of Edwinstowe


My first memories were living at 56, 4th Avenue aged approx six years. We were very poor and my mother had many days when she fed us but didn't eat herself, even though my father worked seven days a week at Thoresby Pit. I remember our next-door neighbors were called Marsden and the teenage daugher used to stain her (...Read full memory)

Unfortunately I don't have any memories of Rexco but wonder if anyone does; in particular the turbine exploding or something similar. Thanks to all who reply.

I have two memories,one of my grandfather,his name was Parr.He lived a bit down from the crossroads,he used to keep pigs and he used to work in the forest.I can always remember hams hanging from beams in the living room with a big fire.this must have been in 1950. My other memory was of my auntie,she was a big boxum lady who (...Read full memory)

My ancestors were farming in Edwinstowe in 1662. I am trying to find out where they were living at the time. They were William and Anne Snowden and are listed in parish records at the time. Wouldn't it be fun to see where they lived? If anyone knows how I can find out, I would appreciate the help. Their son, John Snowden (born (...Read full memory)

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