Edwinstowe, Major Oak, Sherwood Forest c.1960

Photo ref: E142307

Memories of Edwinstowe


My life in Edwinstowe started in 1953. My father was starting a new job of caretaker at King Edwin School, l was three years old. My new friend was Jean Matkin whose father also worked at the school, we had many happy hours playing and village life was good, the miners so friendly and helpfull with the odd help (...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)

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)

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.

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