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Keyworth & District Local History Society
The Society seeks to promote interest in, and knowledge of, local history in general and the history of Keyworth and neighbouring parishes in particular. They do this through monthly lectures, visits, links with other local history groups, and through individual and group research.
The Society has a membership of about a hundred and was formed in 1993. It has published three books, a number of booklets and continues to produce a quarterly Newsletter.
The Society has published the following articles about Plumtree on their website:
Tollerton Village History Group
The Tollerton Village History Group website is run by a small group of Tollerton villagers who wanted to ensure the history of the village, both recent and further back, is not lost or forgotten.
The website aims to make this history available to present villagers as well as those who have lived in Tollerton in the past or had connections that they would like to remember with the village. There are pictures and personal reflections of life in Tollerton.
The Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway
The Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway is designed to provide a guide to the heritage resources of the county, and a history of Nottinghamshire featuring the latest research.
The information provided by the Gateway is arranged through a series of research pathways, organised into the following groups: places, people, themes and events. The pathways provide users with a brief overview of a subject area and a list of key resources for further research, arranged by type of source material.
The Gateway is being developed by The Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire, and new pathways are added on a regular basis.
Southwell Church History Project
The Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project website contains information on the history and architecture of Plumtree Church.
The Church History Project was set up in 1998 in conjunction with the University of Nottingham to provide an accurate historical and archaeological record for each church and church site within the Diocese.
The recent award of a Heritage Lottery Grant has enabled this work to expand into both education and tourism under the heading of the Open Churches Project.
The Domesday Project
In 1986, 900 years after William the Conqueror’s original Domesday Book, the BBC published The Domesday Project, for which over a million people (including schoolchildren and members of the WI) recorded a digital snapshot of the entire country using the emerging computer technology.
Here’s what was recorded about Plumtree and the surrounding villages in 1985/1986: Plumtree's Domesday Project record.
Chestnut Farm: Coronation Field Survey Report
The coronation of King George the fifth took place on 22nd June 1911 in Westminster Abbey. On 27th June the same year, Plumtree held its own celebrations to mark the occasion. This took the form of sporting events – mainly races (including a 'Tune Whistling Race'), terminating with the obligatory tug of war. The activities took place on a field on Station Road, part of Chestnut Farm. Thereafter, the field became known as Coronation Field.
In June 2012, The Molekats, a local history group, conducted a thorough investigation of Coronation Field and published their findings in a field survey report: the Coronation Field Report (pdf - 2.3MB).