The Tollerton Village History Group celebrated the launch of its book last month, entitled ‘Tollerton: A Village History’. It took place at St Peter’s Church, which is one of the oldest accessible buildings in Tollerton.
As well as giving local people the opportunity to purchase the publication, the event also offered residents and invited guests the chance to see displays about the history of the village and to engage with a range of old fashioned toys provided by Peter Hammond, a local historian who lives in West Bridgford.
One of the external proof readers of the book, Peter Foale of Tollerton, has independently written a book review in which he said: “This is a thoroughly researched, well written and accessible book that puts the present village in a proper historical context.
“I became increasingly gripped and fascinated by the story of this village. As I go about my daily life, I have been oblivious to the richness of the history of the village both as a physical place and as a community. I have certainly started to see Tollerton in a new light.”
The book includes 16 chapters reflecting the changing nature of village life over time and includes many captivating memories gathered from former and current residents and their relatives – some of whom now live in other parts of the UK and in other parts of the world such as Canada and Australia.
Throughout the 160 pages, illustrated with numerous colour images, the book presents a rich and extraordinary historical record, some of which has not been uncovered for many decades.
A spokesperson for the history group said: “We know there are many people with Tollerton connections now living in other parts of Rushcliffe who will find this book fascinating and will want to read it.”
The book costs £10 (plus p&p) and has been published by Barny Books. Those interested in buying a copy can do so online through the publisher’s website at barnybooks.co.uk. Enquiries via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those without internet facility can contact one of the following members of the Tollerton Village History Group; Yvonne Burbanks on 0115 937 6441 or Barbara Storrie on 0115 937 4908.