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Century of Change

Century of Change explores the history and geography of the old Sherwood Forest Hunting Ground leading up to 1850 and ending at 1950. The old Hunting Ground stretched from Ollerton to Bestwood, Mansfield to Newark.

Century of Change is one of eight projects delivered by Miner2Major, a Landscape Partnership scheme supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Miner2Major encourages local communities to get involved in projects that celebrate the diverse wildlife, important habitats and rich heritage of Sherwood Forest.

Miner2Major focusses on the heart of the Sherwood Forest area from Nottingham to Ollerton, and Mansfield to Rufford Abbey, an area that has a distinctive landscape character, which is recognised and valued by local people, as well as visitors from around the world.

The Century of Change project has created learning resources to support a local history curriculum, a Century of Change for primary schools. It will support them to work in partnership with heritage and community groups, artists and heritage venues to explore the legacy of the Century of Change (1850 to 1950). A key outcome of the project will be high quality learning resources and experiences that explore the Forest’s heritage, focusing on:

  • Gardens
  • Mills
  • Mines
  • Transport
  • Impact of War

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