The most thorough work done on the history of Bradmore, its families and properties, was done in the lead up to the Millennium resulting in the publication of a book "Bradmore to AD 2000".
Only about 20 copies of this book were produced and we would like to make some of the vast amount of research in it more widely available on the village site.
This will include details of the families that lived in Bradmore and, in the future, the properties in the village. For reasons of confidentiality of those still living, both histories stop at the results of the 1911 census.
Background to the Book
The Bradmore History Group was formed in 1999 in response to villagers’ requests for a history of Bradmore to celebrate the millennium. The group compised G Ackroyd, S Clark, J Garner, K Hogg, G Naden, M Peregrine and J Randall.
Many current and past villagers have contributed documentary and oral material and additional information was provided by Mr Dennis Humphreys on Bradmore Post Office, members of the Bunny History Group, and family historians worldwide via the internet. Thanks are due to the staff at Nottinghamshire Archives for their assistance to the research team and to Rushcliffe Council for an award under their Small Arts Grant Scheme, which has enabled copies of the publication ‘Bradmore to AD 2000’ to be deposited in local libraries.
The main sources used by the research group were: Censuses (up to 1911); Trade Directories from Nottinghamshire – Whites, Morris’s, Post Office and Suttons and Pigots; Notts Cricket & Cricketers by F C Ashley Cooper, 1923; History of Bunny & Bradmore by Miss M H Hill, 1st edition c1947, reprinted abridged c1975; Bradmore, the Village and Methodism by O Randall, 1980; The Morris Dancers of Bradmore by R Hine of the Dolphin Morrismen, 1985; Bradmore of the Nineties by J P Smeeton, articles in Nottingham Guardian 1939; Bradmore Mill Mound by A Patrick in Notts Industrial Archaeology Society Journal Sept.1981; Deanery Magazines for South Bingham & District. Sources available in Nottinghamshire Archives include Bradmore Constables Accounts vols 1 and 2 and Surveyors of Highways Accounts; Sir Thomas Parkyns Charitable bequests; 1792 Bunny estate Survey 1792 by Saml Wyatt; Land Tax records; Phillimore transcript of Bunny marriage registers; fiche record of Bunny parish registers; archdeaconry of Nottingham & Bingham records of wills; electoral rolls for Bradmore; International Genealogical Index (IGI).
Available in Nottingham Local Studies Library: Card record of Bradmore people. In Nottingham University Library: Protestation Returns; Parkyns archive. Local records used: Bradmore parish accounts, minute books and correspondence; Mens Institute minute book and account book; Bunny & Bradmore Womens Institute accounts, minute book, meetings record book, scrapbook; Bradmore church services book; Bradmore Methodist church deeds, trustee account book, registers; Bunny & Bradmore Charities: East Leake Charity Accounts, minute book; Bunny & Bradmore Lawn Tennis Club minute and account books; 1867 Bunny Estate schedule attached to title of 1910, estate rentals; individual property valuations, tenancy agreements, conveyances, valuations, sale documents; Bunny school admissions; subscribers to Queen Victoria’s Jubilee clock fund; Bradmore the Village Past and Present by H Scothern and A Peregrine, undated; The Parish of Bradmore by H Jesson, undated; farm maps.