Help us to rediscover treasures in ... South Muskham

 

Time was when the hardest thing to do in South Muskham was to get out of the place! The old wooden bridge over the Trent was so rickety, only the brave or foolish dared set foot on it when the river was in flood.

 

Which begs the question: does Sales Yard still hold any secrets from those dangerous old days? It’s the name of the triangle of land formed now by the Trent, the Old North Road and Kelham Lane. And, of course, it’s surrounded by ancient monuments (from the Civil War and much earlier) unearthed when gravel companies dug out when are now fishing lakes

The same goes for Butt Closes as much of the north-east area of South Muskham was called. Aerial photographs suggest a road wound through it to close to North Muskham Mill House. This begs the question: were people living beside this old road?

 

Want to help us find out more about South Muskham? Or do you have information that will help us – and the wider community – to better understand and appreciate the village? If so, please contact us. The Muskham Vale Heritage Group Committee members are anxious to receive suggestions as to how we can encourage more people to value the qualities of our environment, generate more community spirit and enhance the area.

If you can assist MVHG with local research or would like more details about the group, then please telephone the dedicated MVHG line on 01636 640200 or email: memories@muskhamvale.org.uk