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The Local Heritage section at Hucknall Library is located on the mezzanine floor, with access by lift or stairs.
The collection contains a range of material relating to Hucknall and the surrounding area, with background material on Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands.
There are resources to help you trace:
The book collection has approximately 1300 volumes, including approximately
200 items in the Byron Special Collection. Notable books include J.H.
Beardsmore’s ‘History of Hucknall Torkard’ 1909 and a volume of ‘The works of
Lord Byron with his Letters and Journals and his Life of 1840’.
A main feature is the Byron collection of printed works by and about the poet (search by the classification number L85 Byr and sub-divisions).
Titles in the collection include:
The library has copies, on microfilm, of local newspapers:
Hucknall Morning Star and Advertiser
May 1889 – Dec 1909
Hucknall Star and Rushcliffe Advertiser
March 1888-April 1909
Nottingham Gazette and West Bridgford Advertiser
Sept. 1901-April 1903, Jan 1908-Dec 1910
A non-digital microfilm reader and printer machine is available.
N.B. These titles are not currently included in the British Newspaper Archive, although there may be relevant articles in other titles accessible via this FREE subscription available in Inspire Libraries and at Nottinghamshire Archives.
The trade directories, some county-wide, covering the period from around 1790, give contemporary information about Hucknall, including listings of local industries, and prominent people. Some are available in microfiche format.
Ephemera files have been compiled over many years containing news cuttings, leaflets and uncatalogued information on various themes, including local industries, biographies etc. arranged by theme in boxes.
The photograph collection includes approx. 1000 mounted images, mainly covering the period from the 1850s to the
These are arranged by theme in filing cabinets and an index to the classification scheme is available.
Over 22,000 Nottinghamshire images have been digitised and are available on the Inspire Picture Archive.
These include Ordnance Survey large scale 6-inch and 25-inch plans (plus metric
equivalents) of the area from c.1880, and some copies of earlier maps.
Maps are available to browse. If you have a specific query about mapping please contact us direct via Ask Inspire.
The free access to Ancestry.co.uk in libraries and at Nottinghamshire Archives is a convenient way of searching for Census information.
Parish Registers on microfiche cover Hucknall (and surrounding parishes) from c.1561 into the Twentieth Century (where they survive).
Annesley, Huthwaite, Kirkby in Ashfield, Kirkby Woodhouse, Linby, Newstead Abbey, Newstead Village, Nuthall, Papplewick and Sutton in Ashfield.
A separate family history collection of some key titles to help with the process of researching family history is also available in general library stock.For help with specific enquiries please contact Ask Inspire.
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