Nottinghamshire Weekend, Eastwood Hall, Southwell Minster and the National Civil War Centre. Feb 2019
In 1946, the coal industry was nationalised, and the new National Coal Board acquired Eastwood Hall as their Area Office. This later became their National Office, and was the location for several crisis meetings during the national Miners' Strike of the 1980s. At the height of its production in 1963, Moorgreen Colliery alone produced one million tons of coal, but the last coal mine in the area closed in 1985.

Southwell Minster, the Cathedral of Nottinghamshire, is rich historical and architectural interest. It provides fine examples of the main styles of architecture, particularly Norman and early English. The latter is very evident in the 13th century Chapter House, one of the Minsters most glorious features with some of the finest examples of naturalistic carvings in the country - the Leaves of Southwell.

National Civil War Centre has restored, expanded and improved Newark’s magnificent Grade II Old Magnus Building, which began life as a Tudor grammar school, complete with schoolboy graffiti from 1608. In addition to its Civil War exhibits, the new, fully-accessible building houses some key artifacts from the old town museum in a special gallery.
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