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Sherwood Forest Trust charity receives £151,100 from National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to explore second world war history

Christmas came early for the Sherwood Forest Trust charity, who applied to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a grant of £151,100 to explore the second world war history of an area usually better known for its Robin Hood connections.

Through the whole wartime period of 1939-1945, Sherwood Forest and the surrounding area of Nottinghamshire played a vital, but often hidden part in the nation’s war effort.

From covert oil drilling at Duke's Wood, Eakring, to an undercover testing ground at Clumber Park for ‘Nellie’ ­— a massive experimental trench digging tank ­— Sherwood Forest kept many wartime secrets.

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