John updates his book on old town

A Kimberley author has updated a book he wrote about the town 12 years ago and had it re-printed.

John Lee wrote ‘A brief history of Kimberley’ back in 2001, but said so much more information had come to light over the years, he wanted to make some changes.

Mr Lee, who lives in Swingate, has added in detail about farms, mining and pubs after new information came about at the Nottinghamshire Archives and on the internet.

The 66-year-old first put pen to paper when he retired, and has also written about the history of Newthorpe, Watnall and Awsworth. Visit