Ollerton history at the gallery

A SERIES of talks detailing the history of the Ollerton area will take place at Thoresby Gallery this month.

On Wednesdays throughout May at 2pm, visitors can find out more about the area’s past by attending events being developed with local history groups and enthusiasts.

The secrets of the internees at Boughton camp are uncovered today and the history of coal mining in Ollerton will be unearthed on 16th May.

Anyone interested in the natural history of the area can discover how local farmers are managing landscape, wildlife and archaeology on 9th May. While open field strip farming at Laxton will be the topic of a talk on 23rd May.

There is a new regimental museum at Thoresby Courtyard, and on 30th May visitors have the opportunity to listen to a talk by its curator on the subject of Nottinghamshire’s cavalries.

For a further trip down memory lane people can see penny farthing racing at the Pennies in the Park Festival of Cycling on 19th and 20th May in Thoresby Park.

l Tickets for the history talks are £4 and available on Mansfield 822009. For further details visit www.thoresbycourtyard.com