The Ted Smallman Library
Ted Smallman lived and worked in Sibbertoft for most of his adult life, those villagers fortunate enough to have known him remember him as an amiable man, always cheerful and ever willing to lend a hand to any local good cause.
During his life Ted maintained a keen interest in The English Civil War and at his demise in 2001 left a collection of over one hundred and fifty Civil War related books with the hope that they be found a suitable home for the future. Ted’s books have recently been donated to the National Civil War Centre at Newark where they now form a significant contribution to the nucleus of a new library that will become a major archive available for study by all with an interest in the Civil War.
Glyn Hughes , in charge of Exhibitions and Collections at Newark says,”the Centre is eternally indebted to Ted Smallman and his family for their generosity and kindness, this library will form a key element of the new National Civil War Centre’s offer to the public and will be invaluable when it comes to studying this important period in our history”