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(Mar 07, 2018)
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 or by phone on (0115) 9523183 or mobile 07504 852731 or visit the Society website at Read more...
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The announcement of the winners of the World Wide Robin Hood Society’s “A Feather in Your Cap” Awards -2016 once again highlights the effective and extensive use of “Robin Hood” related connections in a diverse range of marketing and promotion practice.

Society Chairman, Bob White says “2016 is only the second year that the Awards initiative has been running but nominations more than doubled and continued to reveal that many companies already effectively feature a link to the globally renowned Robin Hood legend as part of their publicity and marketing. The awards scheme is not just about graphic visual branding but is very broadly based, with criteria capable of embracing any initiative that reflects a Robin Hood connection and associations with any of the principles that the outlaw hero traditionally stands for.

Mr. White said “The Awards are made on an annual basis, looking at nominations put forward that best reflect the spirit and application of a Robin Hood related link as part of a marketing or promotional campaign or a brand development etc.. We consider nominations from not just the business and commercial sector but also from the general public.”

There are eleven winners of the 2016 round of “Feather In Your Cap “ awards and they are:

Robin Hood Harley Davidson * Nottingham Rowing Club * Robin Hood Energy

Nottingham Childrens Hospital * Robin Hood Jacket Potatoes * Lincoln Green Brewery

Nottingham and Notts Photographic Society * Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project

The Society’s 2016 International Winner is:

Robin Hood Village Resort in Washington State, USA for flying the flag for the Robin Hood name since 1934, when the facility was first created by Don Beckman, the Hollywood set designer for the classic Errol Flynn movie “The Adventures of Robin Hood”.

Two 2016 Special Awards also go to Ade Andrews and Tim Pollard in recognition of their many years individually helping to promote the City and County as “official” Robin Hood’s for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

The various winners and details of their respective uses of the Robin Hood connection are outlined in the following schedule and each winner will receive a framed certificate featuring the unique “A Feather in Your Cap” logo that was specifically designed for the awards initiative by Trevor Gibson at Generation Creative.

Further background information can be obtained from Bob White by telephoning (0115) 9523183 or by contacting him on e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



“Feather In Your Cap” Awards, 2016.

Awarded by the World Wide Robin Hood Society for the innovative use of links with the Robin Hood legend in effective marketing and promotion practice.


ROBIN HOOD HARLEY DAVIDSON:- For incorporating the Robin Hood name in their company title and prominently displaying it on their new Daleside Road premises.

NOTTINGHAM ROWING CLUB:- For dominantly featuring a Robin Hood image in the logo design   displayed on various items of the club’s sports and leisure wear.

ROBIN HOOD ENERGY:-For using a Robin Hood name and caricature to promote their new not-for -profit company.

NOTTINGHAM CHILDRENS HOSPITAL: -For incorporating a visual reference to Robin Hood in the design of its new logo.

ROBIN HOOD JACKET POTATOES:- For prominently profiling a Robin Hood name and logo on their long standing city centre mobile catering facility.

NOTTINGHAM & NOTTS PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY:- For incorporating a Robin Hood logo into their letterhead and website design and staging an annual Robin Hood Open competition.

LINCOLN GREEN BREWERY: For championing aspects of the Robin Hood legend in their product range and in their flagship pub the “Robin Hood and Little John” in Arnold.

SHERWOOD FOREST ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECT:- In recognition of engaging people in the heritage, history and archaeology of Sherwood Forest.

The 2016 INTERNATIONAL “Feather in Your Cap” AWARD goes to ROBIN HOOD VILLAGE RESORT in WASHINGTON STATE, USA for flying the flag for the Robin Hood name since 1934, when the facility was first created by Don Beckman, the Hollywood set designer for the classic Errol Flynn movie “The Adventures of Robin Hood”.

Two 2016 SPECIAL AWARDS also go to ADE ANDREWS and TIM POLLARD in recognition of many years helping promote the City and County as “official” Robin Hood’s for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.