Despite Sherwood Forest being known by almost anyone around the planet, little has been developed in telling the real story of this great heritage forest. Our project will run from January to December 2015 and will start to redress this by:

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Our exciting community project will engage and excite people about the importance of King Johns Palace in Kings Clipstone, Mansfield. King Johns Palace is a Grade II Listed building that was used by many of the Kings of England and played an important role in developing connections with other important people in Europe and around the world.

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The Discover King John’s Palace FREE Community Excavation 2015

Come and join us digging at King John’s Palace 7th- 11th July and 14th- 18th July

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Please also come along to any of the following dates available as part of the project:

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For information about King John’s Palace please either download the pdf of the leaflet designed as part of the project, by clicking on the ‘Discover King John’s Palace’ image below

Or click here to read it on this page.

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We see this opportunity as the start of creating a resource for local people and longer term for visitors to Sherwood Forest, so it can add to the economy of an area that has suffered due to the loss of jobs over the last couple of decades. It will also provide a positive focus for people to be proud of where they live, and be more connected to a common heritage.

Our small charity, The Sherwood Forest Trust, celebrates its 20th anniversary during 2015 and we have worked at King Johns Palace to stabilise the ruins and protect the site for future generations, we have worked with Mickie and Martin Bradley (the passionate owners of the site), English Heritage, Notts County Council and other archaeologists to find out more about the story and importance of the Palace site. Through this work we now know that the story will inspire others, and what better way to crown our anniversary than to bring children and adults to the site, and inspire future generations.

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