Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Event - Sherwood Foresters Yeomanry Talk (Oldcotes)

On July 16th Jonathan Hunt will be giving a talk on the Sherwood Foresters Yeomanry at Oldcotes Village Hall, near Worksop.

The talk is based on Jonathans new book entitled Unicorns: The History of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry” which covers their history between 1794 and 1899 when the yeomanry were involved in keeping the peace during the Luddite, Brandreth, Reform Bill and Chartist Riots. Thus the book also looks into the social and political history of Nottinghamshire in the 19th Century as well as its military history.The Yeomanry became a reserve cavalry regiment in 1850 and had an annual camp that took place in Newark, Mansfield, Retford and Worksop.

Jonathan was a member of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry himself and commanded the squadron between 1975 and 1978 before going on to command the Royal Yeomanry until 1982.

The book is illustrated with 8 pages in colour and has 225 pages. The book was funded by the Sherwood Rangers Regimental Charity and is available now priced £35.00 via Pen & Sword at http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/ ISBN 9781848845473.

Tickets cost £3 for non-members which includes a free drink of tea/coffee and biscuit. The talk starts at 7.30pm.

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