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THE FIELD DETECTIVES 25 year celebration

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ABOUT US

The Field Detectives is a group of historians that seek opportunities to survey fields that can tell us more about how our historic landscapes evolved. By sharing the findings from our field surveys, we help to inform and re-engage people with their local heritage. One of our favourite sayings is “Every field tells a story”.

If you have a field or a mystery that you would like us to investigate please contact us: fielddetectives@talktalk.net

Investigation Invitation
 

Copies of our newsletters can be found here

WHO IS HE?

Colonel Francis Hacker was a parliamentarian soldier during the English Civil Wars (1642-1651).

He was standing beside King Charles I when his head was removed from his body, and the Death Warrant was in his possession for eleven years.

However, little is known about him and his family.

Join us on Saturday 25th May 2024 at the National Civil War Centre, Newark, Nottinghamshire, where the real face of Colonel Francis Hacker will be unveiled. It will be the first time the nation will see the true image of a man who deserves a higher degree of study and understanding.

In February 2024, The Field Detectives entertained the Keyworth, East Bridgford and Bottesford History Groups with a talk on the Hacker Family and The Search for Stathern Hall. The talks presented the opportunity for people to cast their judgment on which one of the following five portraits, features the real face of Colonel Francis Hacker.

Who Do You Think He Is?

A SECOND EDITION OF OUR BOOK - A FURTHER ACCOUNT OF THE HACKER FAMILY

WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON WITH ALL THE LATEST FINDINGS

Field Detectives Calendar

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