Mansfield District Council took the decision in April that, in the light of the likely ongoing COVID-19 situation, instead of a big Christmas lights switch-on event, it would be safer to run a variety of reduced capacity attractions.
Executive Mayor Andy Abrahams, Deputy Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire, Col Roger Merryweather, Mansfield MP Ben Bradley and the council's Chief Executive, Hayley Barsby have been invited to take part in the parade.
Mansfield District Council, supported by partners Mansfield BID, helped to ensure filming of scenes for the four-part limited series, starring Olivia Colman (The Favourite, The Crown) and David Thewlis (Wonder Woman, Fargo, the Harry Potter series), went smoothly.
That’s because it was National Tree Week 28 Nov–6 Dec 2020) and over a thousand young trees have been planted around the college’s perimeter fence with the help of a Branching Out grant from The Tree Council, one of the UK’s leading tree charities.
Mansfield was first granted a market charter in 1227 at a time that coincided with the beginnings of small-scale quarrying and textile manufacture. Over the following centuries the town continued to grow, its geographical importance key to its progression, with direct routes to Nottingham, Newark, Worksop, Chesterfield and Rotherham, and of course as the original roots of Sherwood Forest. By the 18th century, the town had expanded to accommodate industrial advances. Malting of hops for breweries was overtaken towards the end of the century by framework knitting with an abundance of mills po...