Heritage day opens Somercotes’ past

Somercotes Local History Society will hold its second annual heritage day on Saturday November 9, at Somercotes Village Hall, Nottingham Road, from 10am to 4pm.

Organiser Gordon Blackmore said: “Last year was immensely successful with over 300 visitors. There will be 11 exhibitors from local history groups and societies and we expect a busy day.”

The society was formed in July 2012 after members became aware that the local community were extremely interested in recording their heritage for future generations. A very successful heritage day, in October 2012, encouraged the history society to apply for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.