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WORLD WIDE ROBIN HOOD SOCIETY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS AS ONE OF THE LEADING INFORMATION SOURCES ON ALL ASPECTS OF THE LEGENDARY SHERWOOD OUTLAW. On March 17th 2018, the Nottingham-based World Wide Robin Hood Society will mark its 20th Anniversary Year with a programme of varied initiatives including: *The publication of a new book about Robin Hood and the legend’s global impact. *A local cookery contest to find the best recipe for a Robin Hood Pie. *Anniversary theme to the Society’s annual “Feather in Your Cap” business awards. *A children’s story writing competition. *Developing an illustrated Robin Hood talk available to groups and societies. Although the Society was originally a membership-based organisation, over the last 2 decades it has evolved into one of the leading internet-based information resources on all things associated with Robin Hood. It is used extensively by the media and the tourism industry and the Society has contributed to numerous global television documentaries and historical features including BBC’s The One Show; Sky Travel Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” series and French TV’s “Secrets Histoire” series. The Society has also participated in hundreds of radio programmes around the globe, including South America, the USA, Europe, Korea and Australia. Society Chairman, Bob White, said “The very first Robin Hood Society was established in London in the 1700’S and was a club or assembly for public debate. It held its popular, regular meetings in the Robin Hood public house in Butcher Row, near Temple Bar, which is how the Society acquired its name. In the 1970’s, a Nottingham-based Robin Hood Society was created by the local historian and Robin Hood expert, Jim Lees, and its members often dressed up in costume as various characters from the Sherwood tales and helped raise funds for local charities. In the Nineties, Nottingham City Council joined forces with the Nottingham Evening Post and set up a Robin Hood Club especially aimed at youngsters, which featured a series of cartoon woodland animals known as “The Tails of Sherwood”. The present day, internet-based World Wide Robin Hood Society was originally the inspiration of co-founder and sponsor, Mike Douglas from Hull, who established a successful communications business in Nottingham in the late 1990’s. He said “Over the past twenty years the Society has seen many changes but the phenomenal global interest in Robin Hood has never faltered and the legendary outlaw continues to be an iconic figure with a massive international fan base, and he regularly features in new films, books and the global media.” For further information contact Bob White on e-mail at bob@robinhood.info or by phone on (0115) 9523183 or mobile 07504 852731 or visit the Society website at www.robinhood.info Read more...
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Drop in sessions unveil new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre concept

 

Communities in the Edwinstowe and Sherwood Forest area are being invited to view concepts for a new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre at Forest Corner, Edwinstowe.

 

Nottinghamshire County Council last year announced that a RSPB-led consortium had signed contracts to build a new visitor centre and manage the world-famous Sherwood Forest Country Park as part of a £5.3m project.  The consortium comprises the RSPB, the UK’s leading conservation charity, working with Thoresby Estate, Continuum Attractions and The Sherwood Forest Trust.

The concepts will be unveiled by the RSPB-led consortium at two public drop-in sessions during mid-March. The free drop-in events (both at Forest Corner) are:

Edwinstowe Cricket Club - Saturday 19 March from 11 am to 3 pm;

Edwinstowe YHA - Tuesday 22 March from 11 am to 4 pm.

Each event will include displays of draft concepts covering the proposed visitor centre and surrounding Forest Corner and give a chance for the public to discuss the concepts with members of the RSPB-led consortium and its architects, JDDK Ltd.Following these events, the RSPB-led consortium will formalise their plans ready for a planning application later in the year.

Ross Frazer, RSPB Project Manager said: “We’ve had a positive dialogue with the community and businesses around Edwinstowe and have taken on board the ideas and concerns expressed.

“I’m hoping that as many people as possible will come along to the drop-in events to meet our architects and project team, view the consortium’s proposals and designs and continue to share their thoughts.”

Councillor John Knight, Committee Chairman for Culture, at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “These sessions being organised by the RSPB and its consortium partners as they begin to develop their plans are vital to ensure local people are fully involved.”