On Tuesday October 29th the Club was treated to a talk by Peter Hammond on the Claypole Union Work House.
Peter, a member of the Sherwood Sunrisers Club, is an Archaeologist by profession. He explained that Sir Robert Heron, of Stubton Hall, had the foresight to set up a Workhouse in Claypole in 1821. This three storey stone building at Claypole Bridge was used for accommodating able bodied paupers. The Union comprised 20 parishes, five in Nottinghamshire and fifteen in Lincolnshire. Attached to the Workhouse was a sixty-acre farm and a one acre kitchen garden on which the inmates worked. Its farm was sold off but the kitchen garden was retained. By 1904, its capacity was 250 inmates. The building was sold off in 1913 and converted into about twenty cottages. It was demolished in 1978.
Peter explained what life was like in this workhouse and how it was kept in good order where inmates received a good diet and were quite well looked after. Some were unmarried mothers who had been made pregnant by their married employers.
Through his research, he discovered that one of his distant relatives had been brought up as a child in the Claypole Workhouse.
A very enlightening evening made even more interesting by Peter’s enthusiasm for history and the tracing of his family tree.
more Representatives from both Charities namely Sara Grant from Newark Home- Start and Ben Petts from Cancer Research UK were invited to speak at our Zoom meeting
more Graham Hayes, a Nottingham born and bred Rotarian, gave an illustrated talk on some of the many historic mansions and stately homes that once existed in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
more Hearing Ambassadors is for everyone, regardless of hearing ability.
more Wednesday January 22nd saw the Newark Castle and Retford clubs meet in the first round of the District 1220 Ten-Pin Bowling Competition.
more When it was announced that London was going to host the 2012 Olympic Games Elaine thought that, rather than just going to watch, she would volunteer to help.
more Support Dogs is a registered national charity dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with various medical conditions. They provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.
more Sue is a recently retired CEO of her own IT Company
more Mr Bob Hattersley is welcomed into the club by joint Presidents Celia Smallwood and Roger Pykett
more The construction by NET 2 of two new tram lines from the centre of Nottingham to Toton and Clifton has created the opportunity for some of the largest archaeological interventions in Nottingham for many years.
more Belvoir’s involvement with Uganda began twelve years ago through the efforts of Jane, who at that time was not a Rotarian, but who later joined V.o.B Club after attracting their support. In fact, around about that time she also visited our club.
more The school has two sites, Appleton Gate for 3-4 year olds and London Road for 14-18 year olds.
more Chesterfield Rotary Club had lost 40% of its members, had an average age of 75, only 6/7 were active members and found it extremely difficult to recruit new younger members. Therefore, they took the decision to try and form a satellite club.
more We were pleased to welcome our new District Governor, David, who came to give us his personal background and to expand upon his plans for Rotary throughout his year.
more On arrival we had simple Health and Safety talk and a fun test followed by a game which comprised of a large box of ‘Rubbish’ which we had to sort into Recycling ,Non Recycling ,Charity Shop Donation and Compost
more Constance Penswick Smith was born in 1878. She was the daughter of a Church of England priest and came to live in Coddington when she was twelve years old.
more All operational volunteers are trained to the highest standards and dedicate much of their free time to going on courses and attending exercise classes to maintain a good level of fitness.
more Ken Heathcote and Piper.
more The Fishtail Fund works in partnership with a similar trust operated by the Rotary Club of Pokhara Fishtail.
more Stephen, as Chair of the Trustees, came to express a genuine message of thanks and appreciation to our all our Club members who, over many years, had supported the charity through transporting the mobile classroom to and from many schools.
more Many regard Leonardo as a prime example of the universal genius or Renaissance Man.
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