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ABOUT US

Copies of our newsletters can be found here

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

Investigation Invitation
 

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”.

LEST WE FORGET

 

On Saturday 13th April 2024 at the sleepy little village of Owthorpe in Nottinghamshire, we stood together in peace and remembrance to respect the lives of two US paratroopers who tragically lost their lives near here during pre D-Day training parachute jumps.

 

Darren Bond worked tirelessly to make this happen, and it was an honour to share this special day with him. As we raise our glasses to these two US soldiers; James T. Quisenberry and Thomas P McGinley, let's spare a moment to remember that wave of brave people who gave everything in pursuit of freedom.

Catch a glimpse of the day here.

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Click here to find out how it all began with the discovery of GI's dog tag

And lest we forget our RAF and Royal Navy comrades 

The Flying Hulls & Bok's Crew of '42

The Eaton Avro Lancaster

Looking for Windsor

"Steady As She Goes" The poignant wartime recollections of a WWII Navy ‘medic’

Next Up

Search for Stathern Hall Progress Update - St Guthlacs Church, Stathern – Saturday 27th April 2024 from 11:00 AM

Click here for further details

 

A DAY OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE:  Colonel Francis Hacker Unveiling at the National Civil War Centre on Saturday 25th May 2024.

The day's centrepiece will be the unveiling of Colonel Francis Hacker’s portrait – A hugely important occasion…

Field Detectives Calendar

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