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Southwell & District Local History Society Established in 1983

Guided tours of Southwell

Members of the society will be pleased to take groups on guided tours around Southwell.  Duration 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  Contact our secretary to discuss your requirements

Contact: The Secretary, Carol Fitzgerald

Email: carol@southwellhistorysociety.co.uk

Southwell & District Local History Society was established in 1983 and runs a full programme of lecture meetings and outings throughout the year.  The programme, whilst interesting and varied, is aimed at both local history and subjects of wider interest.  Over the years the society has encouraged members to publish a variety of books that have covered many aspects of history in Southwell and District.

Local History Books - Click here to view

Southwell has a rich past and the Society strives to find out more about how the town developed and the characters that have inhabited it over the centuries.  

The Gatehouse to the

Nottinghamshire House of Correction

The Burgage, Southwell

See ‘Publications’ for details of our latest book.


                We’ll Meet Again’

                             Southwell & District at War 1939-45

  Volume 2


Roger Dobson

Edited by Michael J Kirton

This latest book from Southwell and District Local History Society is a collection of memories, photographs and illustrations from Southwell and district in the Second World War, researched and written by Roger Dobson.  This second volume includes:

Stories of servicemen in the Navy, Army and RAF

Story of Alan Yates, SOE

Community initiatives to support the war effort

Food, Clothing and Petrol rationing

The impact of the war on local farming

Wartime Entertainment

The impact of war on the commercial scene

Victory Celebrations

We’ll Meet Again’ contains over 300 pages with many photographs and illustrations from the wartime period.  

Price £12.50 (Includes a 50p donation to the Royal British Legion)