This is so cool!! Wow you live in a magical place for sure.A township steep in history.
Formally a village recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, it has very close ties with the legend of Robin of Loxley, otherwise known as Robin of the Hood (or more commonly, just Robin Hood). It is a mile away from another historic village in the heart of Sherwood Forest said to once be the home of the famous outlaw. Legend has it that it was here, at the beautiful medieval church of St Mary, that Robin married his love, Maid Marian.
Our home is also 13 miles away from Newark Castle where legend suggests that King John died, after a feast at the castle, on the night of 18 October 1216 after contracting dysentery.
Every year, Sherwood Forest, which we just border the edge of in current times, pays tribute to the legend with the 'Robin Hood Festival'. A week's festivities including sword fights, jousting and reliving the tales, and battles, of Robin and Marian as passed down through the ages.