Many months ago an idea for a book on the A-Z of Forest Town History was put to members of Forest Town and District U3A Local History Group as a joint project with the Forest Town Heritage Group. The U3A members immediately started to think of significant Forest Town history items for each letter of the alphabet. Members came up with ideas or researched relevant information over a long period of time. Individual people in the wider Forest Town community and beyond, were also asked for relevant information and were keen to share their knowledge.
The contents grew and while not a letter was missed out, some letters have more than one entry. We are confident that readers will be surprised at what there is to discover about Forest Town. For example who knows about Living Whist? A Forest Town Ladies Cricket Team in 1938, Tommy Townsend’s nursery and his speciality in growing primroses. Of course you may ask ‘who was Tommy Townsend?’
The book which is published by Forest Town Heritage Group and printed by Portlandprint will be on sale from the 12th October price £4.00 plus £2.50 p&p in the UK from Forest Town Heritage Group c/o 15 Elmhurst Rd. Forest Town, NG19 0EU cheques made payable to Forest Town Heritage Group.
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