At the AGM in March 2018 Keith Barton retired after his two-year stint as Chairman and also after very many years as a member of the Committee.  Keith was one of the founder members of our Society and the Committee decided to mark his retirement by presenting him with a certificate of Life Membership (see photograph in the  photograph section). The citation read:  ‘Awarded for his long and distinguished service to Keyworth & District Local History Society dating from the founding of the Society to the present day.  Keith’s contribution to the Society covers many committee positions, art work, published articles, exhibitions and he has been a fine ambassador for the Society.  His contribution to the Society has been greatly appreciated by the members over so many years’.  Keith becomes the third Life Member, an honour rarely granted.  Our other Life Members are Helen Proll and Alan Spooner.

Final work has now been completed on three new tri-fold leaflets of Trails around Keyworth which introduce people to interesting places and buildings relating to the history of the village.  Buy them at our monthly meetings or any of the events at which we have a presence.

2018 is the 25th year since the Society was founded.  On Saturday 23rd June 2018 the Society is holding a party from 7 pm to 9 pm.  The event is open to members, friends and visitors. There will be an exhibition, quiz with a prize, wine and canapes.  The whole idea is a celebration of the life of the Society.  Do come along and enjoy the anniversary of the Society. Free, but entry by ticket only.  Tickets available at the April and May meetings.

Keyworth Show takes place on Saturday 14th July.  The Society’s gazebo will be present.  As the theme of the show is medieval come along and see members of the committee and helpers dressed in medieval costumes and view the exhibition, buy books and cards.

On July 22nd the Society in partnership with CAAG will be showing an exhibition in Graham Tinsley’s barn as part of Graham’s Garden Open Day.  This is an opportunity to view the exhibition, buy cards and books and especially to enjoy Graham’s garden, buy plants and enjoy the excellent cakes on offer.

The weekend of July 20th to 22nd also sees a series of events by the Parish Church, part of which is to be an exhibition researched by KDLHS members celebrating the 750th year since the first known rector of Keyworth was instituted.  More information nearer the date here and in the Church’s publications.

19th September 2018  The Society is running an outing to Liverpool to visit the Terracotta Army exhibition.  £25 includes coach and entry to the exhibition.  There will be time before the exhibition visit (timed) for lunch and a look round the venue of the World Museum and about 3 hours free time in Liverpool after the exhibition visit.  Members and family have first chance of seats before we offer them to other local organisations so early booking is required.  Contact the Secretary or Treasurer to book places.