Category Archives: History

Celebrating the wartime role of Nottingham’s black community

The Nottingham Black Archive has organised a celebration of the contribution of Commonwealth countries in the two World Wars.

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Dunkirk 75: Massacre at Wormhoudt

75 years ago, the BEF was taken of the beaches of Dunkirk in a feat of ingenuity. But for 80 British Soldiers and a French Servicemen, they would never see home again.

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Civil War celebrations in Nottinghamshire

One thousand people recreated a series of historic battle scenes to celebrate the opening of the National Civil War Centre in Newark.

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Penny Black celebrates 175 year anniversary

Stamp collectors across the East Midlands are preparing themselves for the release of a commemorative issue of the Penny Black, the world’s first postage stamp.

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