Open day for society

NMAC11-2420-2''Graham Oliver, second left, the new owner of Carnfield Hall, pictured with members of the South Normanton and Pinxton Historical Society at the opening of their latest open day on Saturday.'Society members pictured from the left are; Joy Haslam, Secretary, Dennis Deneley, Chairman and Sue Wilkinson, Committee Member
NMAC11-2420-2''Graham Oliver, second left, the new owner of Carnfield Hall, pictured with members of the South Normanton and Pinxton Historical Society at the opening of their latest open day on Saturday.'Society members pictured from the left are; Joy Haslam, Secretary, Dennis Deneley, Chairman and Sue Wilkinson, Committee Member

WELL-KNOWN vet Graham Oliver was among many people who joined members of the South Normanton and Pinxton Historical Society at an open day.

The event was staged at at the Post Mill Centre, Market Street, in South Normanton.

One of the organisers Ken Wainwright said the event was a ‘great success’.

He said: “There was a lot of interest in the photos, records and census from 1941.

“Quite a lot found family trees – a lot of them found photos of past relatives and it was a great day,” he said.

Mr Oliver, who is the new owner of Carnfield Hall, viewed old pictures and records from the area along with society members Joy Haslam, Dennis Deneley and Sue Wilkinson.

The society meets on the fourth Monday of the month. People who join the society receive a quarterly newsletter and access to information, maps and records on both parishes of Pinxton and South Normanton.