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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 helps sing Nottingham’s praises in new musical video

The Robin Hood Statue is one of the first images to appear in a new musical tribute.

Local “minstrels”, Brian Lund and Richard Williams have written a catchy song, “Nottingham (Take Me Back), that takes the listener on a reminiscent, musical journey reflecting some of the attractions of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and what the City and County are famous for.

In their YouTube video of the song, available at , you can watch the duo strolling through some familiar local landmarks and singing the praises of their home city.

RecordThe song is the latest of several Nottingham tribute songs that have appeared over the decades. In 1992, chart-topping local pop group Paper Lace, (“Billy Don’t Be A Hero” and “The Night Chicago Died”) wrote and recorded a song called “Nottingham”, as a novel marketing initiative to promote tourism and economic development in the City. It was released on the specially formed “Sheriff” label and was distributed worldwide and received numerous airplays on radio stations around the globe. The record was also pressed in a special 12” vinyl format and packaged in an “It’s A Record!” promotional sleeve that included a full-colour fold-out wall chart containing some unusual statistical facts about Nottingham landmarks and celebrities.

Do you know of any other songs written about the City or County? They can be amateur compositions by local singers and songwriters and be in any musical genre ranging from folk and blues to pop and classical. Send us the details at .

You can also read about some of the many songs that have been written about ROBIN HOOD in the “Rocking Robin” feature in the ”Robin Hood in Music” section of the website, accessed through the Home Page.