Society screens new film

A film which traces the story of Nuthall through the ages will be given its first public screening next week.

Nuthall and District History Society has been working on the film for the last three years, using images collected since the group came into being 45 years ago.

The society is now inviting members of the public to an hour-long screening of ‘Nuthall, Dear Old Nuthall’ at St Patrick’s Church Hall on March 4 at 7.30pm.

The film merges the old photos with video footage, commentary and music.

The music includes items recorded by Jack Helyer, a celebrity cinema organist, who lived in Nuthall. Also included are readings by Margaret Leafe, a pioneering researcher into local history, and the Rev Dennis Hibbert, who was Nuthall’s Rector in the 80s.

The society produced a book back in 2002 under the same name, and it was so successful they wanted to do something else.

It cost £300 and was funded by Nuthall councillor Phillip Owen.

The title came from a resident’s written recollections of life in the village in Victorian times.

The group will donate copies of the film to Nuthall’s primary schools to help with their lessons in local history and environmental awareness.