Some examples of research undertaken, and stories uncovered:
- The history of the clock which, from 1877, adorned Nottingham's old Mechanics Institute, and whose chiming bells now ring in Townsville, Australia.
- A Newark town pub would be demolished during redevelopment, unless it could be found to be of historic interest. Sadly for the pub, nothing interesting could be found.
- The family history of a Nottingham man, from a lace-manufacturing family who, in 1890, founded a successful insulation business.
- Research into early eighteenth century life, and death, for a screen play about Dick Turpin, the highwayman.
- The house-history of an early Victorian rural cottage, which has been changed and extended several times, camouflaging its humble origins.
- A study of the original, handwritten accounts of Wollaton Hall, near Nottingham to see how the growing of dye-plants in the 1580s had contributed to Sir Francis Willoughby's income.
- The mystery of some dressed stones, apparently abandoned in an isolated field, which were traced to Bridge Hill House in Belper, a delightful old house built in 1796 for George Benson Strutt and demolished in the 1930s, a result of crippling death duties.
- Three beautiful Edwardian books, discovered in a junk shop, all the prizes of one man. How much could be discovered about him?