Heritage Link

The Heritage Link opened in November 2013

Mansfield Woodhouse Heritage Link

Visit us in Mansfield Woodhouse library on Church Street, learn the history of Mansfield Woodhouse and share your memories.

If you want help with your research, have an item of local interest to donate to the archive, or you just want a chat about your memories of Mansfield Woodhouse, then please come and speak with the volunteers at the Heritage Link.


In 2012 the Old Mansfield Woodhouse Society fulfilled a dream they had held for some time!  This dream was to open a local Heritage Centre to store and display the Society’s growing archive of documents, photographs and memorabilia.

County Councillor Joyce Bosnjak was invaluable in working to achieve our goal which resulted in a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It was decided to house the Heritage Link within the Mansfield Woodhouse Library, and so began the hard work in transforming the rear area of the Library.

In November 2013 the Heritage Link officially opened its doors and Ursula Ackrill, from Nottinghamshire Library Services, was employed for the first year to help set up the project.

The archive material was previously contained in TEN filing cabinets at the home of Society Archivist, Ann Sewell.  Months of dedication ensued to sort through and catalogue the archives to library standards. This painstaking and important work continues to this very day.

Fast forward to the present and Heritage Link volunteers are on hand to help with ancestry research and local history enquiries. The Link also holds at least four different exhibitions and several photographic events each year.


To get involved in the Heritage Link or to make enquiries please visit:

Why volunteer at the Heritage Link?

We are always looking for volunteers to help at the Heritage Link and there is no upper or lower age limit to get involved.


If you can spare just one hour (or more) each day / week, please get in touch.  We have a range of activities to suit everyone; from archiving, electronically documenting information, assisting with enquiries, helping with the Link shop, researching ancestry to just being a friendly face – your support would be most appreciated.

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Heritage Link Opening Event 2013

The Grand Opening Event was attended by many local residents dressed in period costume.