I'm writing a family history, which requires a lot of research. My great-great-great-grandfather, George Moore, born in 1786, was a millwright at East Stoke, Nottinghamshire in 1841 so I recently visited St. Oswald's Church to walk amongst graves. I found a couple of headstones with the family name but further research on genealogy websites revealed that they are not my relatives.
East Stoke is historically important because it was the site of the last battle of the Wars of the Roses 16th June 1487. 7000 troops were slaughtered here as they fled towards the River Trent. Nottinghamshire County Council has a very interesting webpage about the Battle.
|Such a peaceful location. But not my ancestors.|
The village schoolmaster and his wife.
It was a beautiful sunny day and so peaceful. Passed the time of day with a couple who are making a documentary about the Battle of East Stoke and were looking for the battlefield. Other than them, the only person I saw was a reckless tractor driver speeding along Church Lane, demonstrably annoyed because he had to slow down to pass my parked car.
|Church Lane and the Church wall|