Villages by Andrew Nicholson

Cottage life in Clifton, c.1900.

Cottage life in Clifton, c.1900.



Researchers are advised to search the picture collection at the Local Studies Library in Nottingham. Material from this collection is being digitised and made available through the Picture the Past website, a joint venture between Nottinghamshire, Nottingham, Derby and Derbyshire library services:

For village subjects in north Nottinghamshire it would be worth visiting the website of the Welchman Photographic Project, run by Bassetlaw Museum:

Millgate Museum, Newark has a large photographic collection and although the focus is the town itself there are “photographs of most of the surrounding villages throughout the Newark and Sherwood region.”  Volunteers are currently working on compiling a catalogue for the collection. For more information see:

Recent photographs of village subjects are available on the Nottinghamshire History website:

Photographs of many Nottinghamshire village churches are available at:

Film and video

A number of videos on village subjects are available for loan from the Local Studies Library in Nottingham: e.g., Laxton, Woodborough, Kingston-on-Soar, Keyworth, Oxton and Radcliffe-on-Trent.


There are a wide range of pictures of Nottinghamshire subjects held at the Nottingham Castle and Art Museum:

A helpful source for information on Nottingham artists and their works is: