Publicity, Events and Talks

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Exhibition of 12 posters on the impact of WWI and its aftermath, written and designed by Radcliffe on Trent WWI Group. Displayed at The Grange, Nov 1–8th and St Mary’s church from Nov 8-11th, over the Armistice weekend, and then at Radcliffe library. The display will include ‘There but not there’ silhouettes kindly donated by the charity ‘Remembered’.


Centenary Concert by Radcliffe Male Voice Choir with the Bridge Singers and Katie Miller, flautist. Readings by Radcliffe on Trent WWI Group of pieces written by Radcliffe residents during the war years. St Mary’s Church 7.30pm. Tickets on the door.


Talk by Radcliffe on Trent WWI Group : Nursing on the Home Front in WWI: Radcliffe on Trent, West Bridgford and Saxondale, Aslockton Local History Society, Thomas Cranmer Centre, Aslockton, 7.30pm.

1.11.18 Talk by Radcliffe on Trent WWI Group: Radcliffe 1918: What Happened Next? 7.30pm, Grange Hall, Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent. Tickets £2 on the door. The same talk will be given at Radcliffe U3A Group at Grange Hall on the afternoon of Nov 1st.
19.10.18 Talk given by Rosemary Collins from Radcliffe on Trent WWI Group at the National Archives First World War 100 ‘Voices of the Home Front’ conference. Talk title: Returning to normality: Notts County War Hospital and the case of traumatised servicemen. 

Launch of Poppy Trail in Radcliffe. Fourteen wreaths commemorating those who lost their lives in WWI displayed on lampposts around the village. Guided walks to take place between Oct 17 and Nov 10. Interactive map of the trail on this website.


Talk and poster display of Notts Red Cross Nurses at ‘Remembering the Great War: A community showcase at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground’, event 10.30am to 3.30pm


Display of suffrage posters written and designed by ROT WWI Group at the WEA inaugural lecture by Sharon Sipple on the suffrage movement in Nottinghamshire and its outcome.


Poster display written and designed by Radcliffe on Trent WWI Group on ‘Nottinghamshire women in the First World War’ at the WWI Heritage Day, Rufford Park, Notts


Display of suffrage posters written and designed by ROT WWI Group at the ‘Picnic in the Park’ organised by Radcliffe Parish council, Rockley Memorial Park, Radcliffe on Trent.


Presentation of current work by Radcliffe on Trent WWI Group at the Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum conference, Nottingham Trent University.


Talk given at Nottinghamshire Local History Association bi-annual day school on ‘Notts Red Cross nurses in WWI’.

15.3.18 The Creation of Rockley Memorial Park: Memorialisation and the First World Warby Rosemary Collins published in the Nottinghamshire Historian
8.2.18 An illustrated talk to be given to Bingham Local History Society on The Creation of Rockley Memorial Park. Bingham Methodist Centre, Union Street, Bingham. Talk starts at
23.1.18 Three members of Radcliffe on Trent WWI group attended a training session for community groups researching social history 1914–1928 at Newark Town Hall. Sessions included working with graphic designers and putting on exhibitions. The event was organised by Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum as part of their ‘Fighting for Our Heritage’ project, which is supporting the work of ROTWWI.
26.11.17. Radcliffe Food and Gift Festival, Sunday 26th November 2017, Grange Hall, Radcliffe on Trent. Fine Food and Local Crafts. 12.30pm to 5pm. Adults £3, under 12s free. Radcliffe on Trent WWI Group will be selling copies of The Story of Rockley Memorial Park, Cliffs and Woodlands at the festival.
13.11.17 Radio Nottingham’s Alan Clifford interviewed Marion Caunt and Rosie Collins about women, nursing and the First World War on his news stories programme. Listen to the interview on BBC IPlayer, Radio Nottingham (broadcast 13.11.17 at 2pm).
3.11.17 An illustrated talk was given to West Bridgford Local History Society on Nursing on the Home Front in WWI: Radcliffe on Trent and West Bridgford. The audience enjoyed discovering more about the history of Trent Bridge Auxiliary Hospital where over 3,500 servicemen were nursed by the Red Cross in the cricket pavilion at West Bridgford from 1915–1919. They learnt how women from the Red Cross branch in Radcliffe on Trent worked at the pavilion hospital and that the village was home to Lamcote Auxiliary Hospital for Officers and Notts County War Hospital, where over 1000 shell shocked servicemen were treated.
5.10.17 Two illustrated talks were given in Radcliffe on Trent during October  on The History of Rockley Memorial Park, one to the U3A group and one to the general public. Around 200 people attended in total and the talks were well received.
1.10.17 Publication of The Story of Rockley Memorial Park, Cliffs and Woodlands by Radcliffe on Trent WWI Group. Contact us at to purchase a copy.
24.4.17 One of our team attended a Reflections Workshop in Birmingham organised by the Centre for Hidden Histories, University of Nottingham. The event was a welcome opportunity to discover the rich variety of WWI projects taking place around the country and for researchers to pool ideas. To find out more, go to .
1.4.17 An illustrated talk was given to the Notts Women’s History Group on Radcliffe on Trent Women and World War One on Saturday, April 1st at the School for the Deaf, 22 Forest Road West, Nottingham at 2p.m. The talk highlighted the work of the Red Cross in Radcliffe on Trent during WWI by drawing on  the life stories of two of its local members. Their stories were contrasted with those of a local woman who worked in a munitions factories. The speakers appreciated the excellent signing of the talk for those with hearing difficulties.
7.2.17 A talk was given by Radcliffe on Trent WWI Research Group on Radcliffe on Trent and the Impact of War at the Thomas Cranmer Local History Society, Thomas Cranmer Centre, Aslockton, Nottinghamshire. The audience found readings from original letters particularly moving and the history of Rockley Park revealing. The speakers were complimented on their mode of presentation.
10.12.16 An illustrated talk was  given by Radcliffe on Trent WWI Research Group on Radcliffe on Trent and the Impact of War  to the University of Nottingham monthly Local History Seminar. The audience enjoyed the focus on different individuals and the way war stories were brought to life. They complimented the speakers on their extensive collection of period photos shown in the accompanying slideshow.
22.10.16 A talk ‘Radcliffe on Trent on the Somme’ followed by ‘The Battle of the Somme’ original 1916 film at Grange Hall, Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent was presented by Radcliffe on Trent WWI Research Group and Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum. The audience appreciated discovering stories of local men who died on the Somme battlefield and whose names are on Radcliffe memorial. The film was much enjoyed.
1.7.16 Talk given by Radcliffe WWI Research Group Making People Visible. Centre for Hidden Histories, University of Nottingham, ‘Beyond the Western Front The Global First World War Conference’, Albert Hall, Nottingham. An eclectic audience representing WWI projects across the U.K. praised the speakers on their achievements as unpaid independent researchers.
1.7.16 Publicity stall at the Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum Somme Centenary Commemorations, County Hall, Nottingham.
19.4.16 West Bridgford Wire article Holme Pierrepont and the First World War.
27.2.16 First World War Network Conference, Imperial War Museum, Manchester. Participation in panel discussion by Radcliffe WWI Research Group team member Rosie Collins. The conference was an opportunity to publicise the work of the Radcliffe on Trent WWI Research Group and to introduce the recently launched website.
25.11.15 Nottingham Post article Website keeps alive names of war heroes.
11.15 Radcliffe Voice article Getting to know Radcliffe U3A WWI project team.
11.11.15 Launch of website.
5.11.15 Bingham Advertiser article Stepping Back to First World War.
22.4.15 Civic Award for WWI project at Radcliffe on Trent Parish Council annual meeting.
21.11.14 Publication of exhibition poster book Radcliffe Remembers – Radcliffe on Trent and the First World War. 
10.11.14 – 14.11.14 Project team working with pupils at Radcliffe on Trent Junior School on WWI commemorations.
7.8.14 Choral and poetry concert in remembrance of WWI held at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent. Reenactment of Peel of muffled bells.
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‘Radcliffe Remembers’ Radcliffe on Trent WWI Exhibition.
3.7.14 Illustrated talk Radcliffe Remembers WWI by project team at Radcliffe on Trent U3A monthly meeting.
Aug 14 Television coverage of project by BBC and ITV in local news programmes, including interviews with team members.
30.7.14 Radio Nottingham, half hour interview programme on Radcliffe on Trent WWI project.
29.7.14 Nottingham Post article Burning questions inspired tribute to village’s fallen.