Welcome to the Worksop History pages; the official website of The Worksop Archaeological and Local Historical Society.
The web site has been developed with funding from the Grassroots Grants programme of the Nottinghamshire Community Foundation whom we acknowledge with grateful thanks.
In October 2008 the Society (WALHS) reached its golden jubilee celebrating 50 years in existence as a cultural institution in Worksop and the surrounding area.
Membership at present stands at over 50 and we hold regular indoor meetings from September to May with outdoor visits to places of interest during the summer months.
Over this period our late President Michael J Jackson has produced a number of books and articles relating to the rich and varied history of the town.
The most comprehensive of these are undoubtedly Victorian Worksop and Bygone Worksop and both are now out of print. However copies can still be found on e-bay or in antiquarian bookshops.
Our latest publication The Chairmakers of Worksop, is now available via our e-mail address.
A DVD entitled Worksop People in the 1950’s Part 1 records the work of John Bearman and the local cine club in 16mm black and white and colour formats from the 1940’s to the 1960’s.
A detailed history of the town, its buildings and industries can be found by visiting the Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway website www.nottsheritagegateway.org.uk and clicking on Worksop.
We have included a selection of photographs from the society’s archive and these can be viewed by clicking on Gallery.
There are several other web sites which contain photographic images of the town.
Bassetlaw Museum’s site www.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk contains many local images from the cameras of Amos Emblin and Ezra Taylor.
Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire’s photographic collection can be viewed at www.picturethepast.org.uk and contains several hundred images of Worksop by well known photographers and also from the cameras of amateurs.