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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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Welcome to the World Wide Robin Hood Society's "Many Faces of Robin Hood" website which has recently been updated in a brand new format that reflects the many ways in which the Robin Hood legend still has a lasting impact and influence in the 21st Century.

Ranging from its traditional historic roots through modern business and media practice to the contemporary arts, Robin Hood has become one of the most established and enigmatic figures in popular culture, even though the true origins of his legendary existence and who he really was still remains a mystery.

With a combination of articles, comment, opinion and news features, the new format website focuses on 22 distinct areas where the Robin Hood legend has influence and connections. It also provides a diverse information resource and a news and discussion outlet for members and interested enthusiasts.

Robin Hood is frequently in the news and you can keep up with some of the latest stories in the media on our 'NEWS-LINE' and also send in your Robin Hood related information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You can also watch the Robin Hood Twitter Stream, which in true legendary style the Society has loaned to Oxfam's Robin Hood Tax Campaign.

The World Wide Robin Hood Society is an internet-based organisation that globally promotes the Robin Hood legend and its associations with Nottingham and Sherwood Forest. However, it is NOT a re-enactment group.

Founded in 1998 by a group of marketing, promotional and information technology professionals, it has developed one of the leading Robin Hood related websites that is used extensively by the UK and international media. The Society handles press and media enquiries; assists film and television production companies and co-ordinates research and requests for information from the travel and tourism industry, students and academics and individual visitors and enthusiasts. It provides a diverse information resource and the extensively used website averages around 1000 visits every day.

The organisation also maintains an established network of knowledgeable contacts and links with many Robin Hood related interests including: - the legend and its historical and academic associations; places of interest and tourist attractions; movies, television, documentary, DVD and computer game productions; literary, artistic, musical and dramatic connections; collectables and miscellaneous trivia; talks, guided tours and accommodation; costume and weaponry hire and re-enactment groups.

The Society has successfully campaigned along with other pressure groups on numerous Robin Hood related issues and also lent its support to various good causes and promotional initiatives. It is currently represented on Nottingham City Council's Castle Working Group and its associated Robin Hood Marketing and Communications Sub- Group. To help fund its activities, the Society seeks sponsorship where appropriate and also operates an on-line shop stocking gifts and souvenirs.

The Society is part of Robin Hood Limited, a not-for-profit organisation who have a registered office at Sherwood Business Centre, 616A, Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG5 2GA Tel:(0115)9245434 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Society website