Ancient Petitions to The King – Featuring our Village

Firstly from 1300 – Petitioners: People that are of the moiety of the vill of Misson in the county of Nottingham of the fee of Wheatley and Lancaster. Addressees: King and council. Nature of request: The people request remedy and that they can have their estate in the wood of Misson that they and their…

Old Photograph Update

The following information courtesy of Someone in the know. The woman looks about 20-30. From her clothes, hair and the children’s clothes the photograph probably dates c.1920s-1930s. She’s in the middle of washday. Tin bath and scrubbing board on the folding chair, scrubbing brush on the folding table ready to scrub stubborn stains, kettle (looks…

Sale of land from 1902

Something else that came out of the history day from last summer. Some excellent field names, some now sadly gone 😦 Short Ruffam’s Low Meadow, Rugged Butts anyone?