THE FIELD DETECTIVES - EVERY FIELD TELLS A STORY
The talk is given by Richard Pincott.
25 years in the blink of an eye. That’s how it feels when I take a look over my shoulder to see how far we have travelled. From 1999 to 2024 we have journeyed through time surveying fields and investigating the history of our local landscapes. There have been many artefacts of interest, many highs, and many lows, but the treasure has and always will be, the stories the fields can tell. Our talk will lead you through those 25 years of discovery and introduce you to some of the investigations that we embarked upon. We think you will be amazed; as we always say, Every Field Tells a Story.
THE DEMISE OF RICHARD THOMAS PARKER
The talk is given by Catherine Pincott-Allen (a.k.a. Emmaline Severn) who is a family descendant of the perpetrator.
Parker was the last man to be publicly hanged in Nottingham in 1864. His crime? the murder of his mother at Fiskerton, Nottinghamshire. After hearing the true facts leading up to his felonious crime you have the chance for a chosen jury from amongst yourselves to decide his fate. Would a modern-day jury come to the same verdict?
More about Parker, his family and his demise can be found in the book, written by Catherine under the name of Emmaline Severn, which is available here.
THE HACKER FAMILY OF NOTTINGHAMSHIRE & THE SEARCH FOR STATHERN HALL
The talk is given by Catherine Pincott-Allen and Richard Pincott.
Nottinghamshire in the 16th and 17th centuries was home to the wealthy and powerful Hacker family. Colonel Francis Hacker is a name that continues to evoke deep emotion within anyone who explores the events that unfolded during the bloody and brutal period in British history known as ‘The Protectorate’ – when Oliver Cromwell ruled supreme and a King lost his head.
The talk helps to dispel many of the myths and legends surrounding the Hacker family tree. We also tell you about the Field Detectives' progress in the search for Stathern Hall - the long-lost home of Francis Hacker.
Much more about the Hacker family can be found in Catherine's book, 'A Further Account of the Hacker Family', which is available here.