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Southwell Saturday Market
Southwell Market is now open for all traders.
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The summer newsletter has just been delivered to Southwell residents inside the June edition of the Bramley Newspaper.
Cabs for Jabs
Southwell Torpedos have set up a service with a private taxi company so that a free taxi service can be offered to the over 60s and clinically extremely vulnerable people who have no other way of getting to the Newark Showground Vaccination Centre.
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Special Bus Service from Newark Bus Station to Newark Showground Vaccination Centre
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Nottinghamsire Covid-19 Community Fund grants available
To support local charities and community organisations that are delivering essential services to vulnerable Nottinghamshire residents impacted by Covid-19
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Long Stay Carpark
The carpark will be Open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
Southwell Neighbourhood Plan
Southwell Town Council are about to undertake a review of the Neighbourhood Plan. If you’re interested in joining a working group (via zoom) to look the Neighbourhood Plan then please contact the Town Council on 01636 816103 or email@example.com
King Street Road Closure
Regular Saturday road closure only from now on. King Street is open every day except Saturdays. The purpose of the closure is to assist with social distancing requirements. Access for residents and deliveries only.
How to Claim Universal Credit
Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. If you are new to claiming Universal Credit, follow this guide to help navigate claiming Universal Credit. https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/universal-credit/
Further information about Covid 19 Support
More information about coronavirus plus help for residents and business is available on the Newark & Sherwood District Council website: newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/emergency/coronavirus/.
Nottinghamshire County Council has a Community Response Hub.
Call 0300 500 8080 Monday to Friday 08.00 – 18.00.
Council Office : firstname.lastname@example.org
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Telephone : 01636 816103
There will be an election of a town councillor for Southwell Town Councillor, North Ward on Thursday 6th May 2021 For further details click hereRead More
Houses of Correction were not gaols but were places where people who were considered to be ’wantonly idle or disorderly’ could be set to work to try to reform their characters and act as a deterrent for others. The first Master of the Nottinghamshire House of Correction situated on the Burgage was appointed in 1611.Read More
Before the Court House was built, some of the local inns (including the George and Dragon, now the Bramley Apple pub) were used to conduct public administration and act as local courts.Read More
Southwell has both a Market Place (the original site of the town’s market) and a Market Square (where the current Market is held) How confusing!!Read More
Admiral Rodney was known as Rodney’s Head in 1780 named after Admiral Rodney a naval hero in the Battle of Cape Vincent.Read More
From the middle ages, Southwell had many groups of weavers who produced ‘plain linens, woolens and ticking’ both at home and later in textile-producing premises. Local names such as Weavers Yard in Farthingale reflect thisRead More
There is a bricked-up malting oven (probably serving the local pubs on King Street) in the pathway beside the Bramley Centre (the library)Read More
In the early 19th century, Southwell Races were held on the Burgage on a regular basis. The event at Whitsuntide being the most popular. In 1815 prizes included a saddle and bridle for the winner of the main race and a tea kettle for the winner of the Ass Race.Read More
Southwell Parish Workhouse (not to be confused with the National Trust managed Workhouse on the Upton Road) was built in 1808 on Moor Lane (now Nottingham Road) to accommodate 84 paupers. It is currently the home of Southwell Baptist Church.Read More
After the end of WW1, the residents of Southwell raised the funds to erect Memorial Cross on the Burgage in 1921 at a cost of £446Read More
In the Middle Ages Southwell was visited by many pilgrims who came to see a supposedly miracle-working cross in the Minster? (which may explain why there are so many inns near the Minster!)Read More
There is another Southwell in South Africa, built and named by settlers from Southwell NottinghamshireRead More
A large cotton mill built in 1784 can be clearly seen at Maythorne on the outskirts of Southwell. It was later converted to silk production and is currently apartmentsRead More
The Black Bull Inn was where Mix Mix and The Hen House shops are now, but some of the original outbuildings can be seen if you go through the alleyway into Bull YardRead More
Henry Merryweather senior moved to Southwell to become a gardener to Rev J D Becher at Norwood Hall before buying two fields and setting up his garden nursery on land adjacent to the HallRead More
In the mid 19th century, stocking knitting was a common home employment and in 1844 it is recorded that there were 120 frames in Southwell with 65 workshops. Sunnyside (Westhorpe) was a row of knitters’ cottages. The row was partially demolished to widen the Halam Road)Read More
Matthew Horne, actor (Gavin in Gavin and Stacey’ ) was a pupil at the Minster SchoolRead More
The Crown Hotel on the Market Place (at the junction of Church Street and Westgate) dates back to the early 18th Century and at one time was owned by the Chapter of Southwell MinsterRead More
Many innkeepers kept pigs and the piggery at the Hearty Goodfellow was so big that it occupied the whole garden area at the backRead More
Between 1780 and 1850 Southwell had three Coaching Inns – the Saracen’s Head, the Crown, and Admiral Rodney – all still open in the town. The coaches took passengers to and from destinations as far afield as Manchester, Birmingham. Gainsborough, Hull, Lincoln, Barton, Derby, Buxton as well as to more local places such as Mansfield and NottinghamRead More
In World War 1 a total of 650 men from Southwell served their country. Nearly 250 died – almost twice the 10% average for Britain and the AlliesRead More
Burgage Manor at the top of the Burgage Green was used as a hospital for most of World War 1Read More
King Charles 1 spent his last night of freedom in the Saracen’s Head in 1646, on the Market Place before surrendering to the Scottish levelers at KelhamRead More
Alvin Stardust (aka Shane Fenton aka Bernard Jewry) was a boarder at Southwell Minster Grammar School where he formed his first bandRead More