Join us as we journey back in time and explore the past of Rufford Abbey, one of Nottinghamshire’s most historic country houses.

Over the next few months, characters from Rufford’s past will be blogging and tweeting their stories.  You can join in too!  Ask questions, write your own stories, and hear what others have to say!

A mediaeval monk threatened with eviction… a cook and butler preparing a feast fit for a visiting Duke… a lonely Georgian lady confiding in her diary… a Victorian gamekeeper coming to blows with local poachers… an army of servants keeping a country house clean and tidy!

January 2011: Georgian diarist Gertrude Savile is blogging her diary on Twitter.  Find out all about her life in the 1720s…

January 2011: Digital archives available now on Flickr.  Why not explore and leave a comment?

January 2011: Explore the world with mediaeval Rufford with Brother Benedict on Twitter

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Nottinghamshire Archives holds records relating to the history of Nottinghamshire and Nottingham from the 12th to the 21st century.