Like most other local organisations the Society has had to seriously curtail its activities during lockdown but the trustees have continued to meet via Zoom.


During the late summer, a few of us were able, however, to visit Westhorpe to view the fascinating collection of local memorabilia gathered by Mary West.
A landmark moment came in the spring when, after many years of negotiation with the authorities, we were able to install an exact replica of the historic stone milestone at the entrance to the Saracen's Head.


The Planning Committee has met regularly to monitor all planning applications relating to the town. Amongst the most notable of these has been the proposed Halloughton Solar Farm, a charcoal plant near Normanton, a large new dwelling in the prebendal garden of Cranfield House, and holiday homes at the former golf course at Brinkley.


Work has continued on cataloguing and making available on the internet the Society's large collection of photographs including the Alfred Loughton archive. The photos can be viewed on the Society's website at: www.southwellcivicsociety.com. Contact details to become a member of the Society can be found on the same site.

PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2021