2020November-Forty years ago, in 1980, the Rutland Record Society published the first issue of its annual journal, Rutland Record, under the editorship of the late Bryan Waites. This month the Rutland Local History & Record Society, as it is now known, has produced the fortieth issue of the journal, alongside an index volume of the last ten issues.This edition begins with an article by Professor Alan Rogers in which he discusses and transcribes a survey of the manor of Preston with Uppingham which was produced in 1595.Sheila Sleath has set out to trace the history of one Thomas Cooke, an Oakham watch and clockmaker whose business flourished in the town throughout much of the nineteenth century. The article also covers the history of several other local watch and clockmakers.Vivian Anthony, gives an account of the life in Uppingham of Chancellor William Wales, previously vicar of All Saints’, Northampton, who became rector of Uppingham and lord of the rectory manor in 1859 and stayed until his retirement in 1879 at the age of 75. This fortieth issue closes with reports of work carried out locally during 2019, including finds recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Rutland.
2020November-This edition begins with an article by Professor Alan Rogers in which he discusses and transcribes a survey of the manor of Preston with Uppingham which was produced in 1595.Sheila Sleath has set out to trace the history of one Thomas Cooke, an Oakham watch and clockmaker whose business flourished in the town throughout much of the nineteenth century. The article also covers the history of several other local watch and clockmakers.Vivian Anthony, gives an account of the life in Uppingham of Chancellor William Wales,.This fortieth issue closes with reports of work carried out locally during 2019, including finds recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Rutland. 2020June-The Rutland Local History & Record Society (RLHRS) is delighted to announce that two of its long-standing members, Robert Ovens and Sheila Sleath, have been presented with a joint Personal Achievement Award by the British Association for Local History (BALH) in this year’s awards.2018December-Rutland Record 38 - Editorial; Notes on Contributors; The Belton Fire of 1776 - Robert Ovens & Sheila Sleath; Madame de Boigne and George Finch, Earl of Winchilsea – with a nod to Marcel Proust - Paul Reeve; Thring’s ‘favourite wish’: Uppingham High School for Girls, 1888-1893 - Malcom Tozer; Rutland History and Archaeology in 2017- Edited by T H McK Clough2018April- R W Baker was the most important and influential improver of agriculture in Rutland in the early nineteenth century, a period of rapid agricultural change. As estate steward for Sir Noel Noel Bt he became a leading breeder of Shorthorn cattle, winning many medals and prizes. He helped to found the Rutland Agricultural Society, designed an improved type of plough, set up ploughing meetings, introduced spade allotments, and endeavoured to improve the lot of poor farmer labourers. This biography by Vanessa Doe celebrates his achievements and demonstrates the profound effect he had on many aspects of rural life in the county.2017December- Thisyear’sissueoftheRutlandLocalHistory&RecordSociety’sannual journal2016December- This year’s issue of the Rutland Local History & Record Society’s annual journal, Rutland Record, covers a wide range of subjects, from the discovery of a remarkable prehistoric stone axe to a study of Vale of Catmose villages.2016May- Oakham Lordshold in 1787 - A map and survey of Lord Winchilsea’s Oakham estate edited by T H McK Clough - Full description of a fine map of ORutland Recordakham of 1787 and transcript of accompanying field books. Discussion of the layout of the town, its inhabitants, topography, buildings, roads, fields. Assessment of how the map (the earliest known for Oakham) reveals likely features of the early medieval town. Transcript of Oakham's entry in the Universal British Directory of 1791. Full index. 104pp, paperback, colour illustrations.2015January- Oakham Castle and its archaeology - John Barber - Oakham Castle is one of England’s most important Romanesque vernacular buildings, and it will soon be undergoing refurbishment following the award of a £2m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.2014December- Rutland Record 34 - Early Market Overton – Fact and Fiction; Leighfield Forest: Woodlands and Landscape in the Sixteenth and early Seventeenth Centuries; Rutland Resources at the University of Leicester Library; Rutland history and archaeology reports for 20132013December- Rutland Record 33 - From ‘Time Team’ to the Duke of Buckingham’s marriage2012December- Rutland Record 32 - Neanderthals and Headmasters2012November- Medieval Property Transactions in Rutland - Abstracts of Feet of Fines 1197-1509 - Edited by Bridget Wells-Furby RLHRSOccasional Publication no 102011November- Rutland Record 31- Rutland’s Medieval Woodland, and Education in early Victorian Rutland2011January- Rutland Record 30 - The Haringtons, Vincent Wing, and Robert Gouger2010May - RLHRS Occasional Publication No 9, Who Owned Rutland in 1873? - Rutland Entries in Return of Owners of Land 1873 - by T H McK Clough2009November - Rutland Record 29 – Victorian Clergy in Rutland, and new light on MartinsthorpeJanuary- Rutland Record 28 – A Coconut Cup, a Royal Governess, and a Man who Sold his Wife2008April- Rutland Water book reprintedMarch- Rutland Record 27 – From Militiamen to Stone Age Hunters