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(Mar 07, 2018)
WORLD WIDE ROBIN HOOD SOCIETY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS AS ONE OF THE LEADING INFORMATION SOURCES ON ALL ASPECTS OF THE LEGENDARY SHERWOOD OUTLAW. On March 17th 2018, the Nottingham-based World Wide Robin Hood Society will mark its 20th Anniversary Year with a programme of varied initiatives including: *The publication of a new book about Robin Hood and the legend’s global impact. *A local cookery contest to find the best recipe for a Robin Hood Pie. *Anniversary theme to the Society’s annual “Feather in Your Cap” business awards. *A children’s story writing competition. *Developing an illustrated Robin Hood talk available to groups and societies. Although the Society was originally a membership-based organisation, over the last 2 decades it has evolved into one of the leading internet-based information resources on all things associated with Robin Hood. It is used extensively by the media and the tourism industry and the Society has contributed to numerous global television documentaries and historical features including BBC’s The One Show; Sky Travel Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” series and French TV’s “Secrets Histoire” series. The Society has also participated in hundreds of radio programmes around the globe, including South America, the USA, Europe, Korea and Australia. Society Chairman, Bob White, said “The very first Robin Hood Society was established in London in the 1700’S and was a club or assembly for public debate. It held its popular, regular meetings in the Robin Hood public house in Butcher Row, near Temple Bar, which is how the Society acquired its name. In the 1970’s, a Nottingham-based Robin Hood Society was created by the local historian and Robin Hood expert, Jim Lees, and its members often dressed up in costume as various characters from the Sherwood tales and helped raise funds for local charities. In the Nineties, Nottingham City Council joined forces with the Nottingham Evening Post and set up a Robin Hood Club especially aimed at youngsters, which featured a series of cartoon woodland animals known as “The Tails of Sherwood”. The present day, internet-based World Wide Robin Hood Society was originally the inspiration of co-founder and sponsor, Mike Douglas from Hull, who established a successful communications business in Nottingham in the late 1990’s. He said “Over the past twenty years the Society has seen many changes but the phenomenal global interest in Robin Hood has never faltered and the legendary outlaw continues to be an iconic figure with a massive international fan base, and he regularly features in new films, books and the global media.” For further information contact Bob White on e-mail at or by phone on (0115) 9523183 or mobile 07504 852731 or visit the Society website at Read more...
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Robin Hood Day celebrations fire an arrow around the world


"Together we're going to fire an arrow around the world!"

International Robin Hood Day this year takes place on Saturday 17th October and to mark the event the City of Nottingham wants people around the world to play a game via Twitter, aiming to shoot Robin Hood's arrow right around the globe through the power of tweets!

The game has been created by developers at Hit Point Games and will be launched at 12 noon on Saturday 17th October by a party of legendary characters including Robin Hood, the Pied Piper of Hamlein, William Tell and the Sheriff of Nottingham at the National Videogame Arcade in Hockley, Nottingham.

Every 5 minutes a virtual arrow will be launched on and attempt to circumnavigate the world. Each arrow is "powered" by tweets – so the more tweets that are sent using hashtag #RobinHood Day during the day, the further the arrow will travel and you can watch each arrow's progress on the website.

Here's how to join in! It's really easy!

  1. Send your tweets on Saturday 17th October by using the hashtag #RobinHood Day and pledging to do something in the spirit of Robin Hood – meaning anything on the themes of tackling poverty, redistribution of wealth, altruism, and expert archery etc. Wearing green tights would also be good but avoid ambush, kidnap and theft – so no crimes please!!
  2. Your name will then be added to the list of Robin Hood's merry men!
  3. Watch the progress of the arrow on

The City of Nottingham hopes that the game will involve people all around the world in celebrating the legend that is Robin Hood.