Local Designer for Royal Memorabilia       + pic
Local artist Tom Branton of Crafts Way in Southwell has designed this tin to commemorate the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.
Tom is a commercial graphic designer for Metal Box Co Ltd in Mansfield and the tins are available in local shops now.
Local artist Tom Branton of Crafts Way in Southwell has designed this tin to commemorate the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.

Schools for All
Did you know that the Grammar School in Southwell was once housed at the Westgate end of the Minster yard, with pigsties, privies and a farmyard nearby, or that in 1832 there were 18 different schools in Southwell?
These are just two details of information gleaned from the exhibition ‘Schools for All’ which took place at the Southwell museum during July and August.  The exhibition dealt with the period when education for the whole community first became available.  It looked in detail at the schools which existed in 1900 and also at the general pattern of school life in the late Victorian period and early years of this century in Southwell.
The exhibition contained photographs, extracts from documents, various classroom objects and pieces of furniture, old textbooks and exercise books, as well as examples of Victorian children’s clothing.  A tape recording of interviews with local people, all at least in their mid-eighties, was also played, interspersed with classroom sounds such as the chanting of multiplication tables and Latin verbs.
The exhibition was the work of the Minster School History department and was a result of efforts to collect material about the history of Southwell, sponsored by a grant from Save and Prosper Insurance made earlier this year.  Three A level historians have been particularly involved in the research so far - Irene Craik, William Ivory and Richard Ryde.
The school would welcome offers of material, especially photographs, or simply offers to talk about old Southwell with members of the Sixth Form, to help continue the research.  Anyone able to help should contact the head of History, Mr Hutchison.

Did you know that the Grammar School in Southwell was once housed at the Westgate end of the Minster yard, with pigsties, privies and a farmyard nearby, or that in 1832 there were 18 different schools in Southwell?

Bishop’s comment on Riots
“People feel they can shout for help and no one listens.”
Commenting on the riots and the problems of our inner city areas, the Bishop of Suthwell, the Rt Rev Denis Wakeling, preaching in Southwell Minster in July said:
“These troubles come about because people feel that they can shout for help ad no one listens; all thy get is people trying to justify themselves with big words.
All this has come upon us because we haven’t bothered to notice one another, to feel responsibility for one another, to speak to one another and, above all, to hear one another.  The trouble lies not in others but in ourselves.  What sort of parents have we been?  What sort of neighbours?  What sort of workmates?  We have only been concerned for ourselves and now we complain if others object.
“Let us pray that we can get through the next few weeks without breeding too much hatred for the future.  And let us now work at creating sensitive and sympathetic relationships in our society and stop shouting slogans at one another.”
Earlier the Bishop said; “Our thoughts go out to all those who carry heavy responsibility for the protection of lives and property, the Police and those who have to make decisions of policy in such places a Nottingham and men and women of good will in statutory and voluntary organisations who are standing by those who are frightened and in danger.
Yesterday I rang the Vicar of Hyson Green who was busy setting up a refuge for the elderly in his parish hall and seeking to provide support for those who were living alone in an area of real fear - solid, worthwhile constructive work!
Our task today surely is not to open our big mouths in condemnation of those who are genuinely trying to do their best in difficult situations.  It is easy to blame other politicians, unemployment, the police, the coloured people or even the do-gooders for all our troubles.”
The Bishop was preaching at the annual Nottinghamshire County Council Civic Service.

“People feel they can shout for help and no one listens.”