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A new, “Robin Hood Reality Check” booklet has been published that contains a miscellany of past and present facts, opinions, comments, quotations and viewpoints that give a broad perspective on just where the iconic legend stands in 2016 - together with aspects of its related links to Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Compiled by the internet-based World Wide Robin Hood Society, to help deal with the wide variety of enquiries it regularly receives from the media, students, historians, film buffs and fans of the legend etc.; it also contains updates on the latest proposals for Nottingham Castle and the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.
Society Chairman, Bob White, says ”Research has shown that in differing ways, the traditional stories and characters in the Robin Hood legend often impact on a diverse spectrum of information and creative arts, ranging from historically related facts to various aspects of contemporary popular culture. Consequently, the subject of Robin Hood has become extensively complex, so this new Reality Check publication provides a brief reference to some of the key facts, issues and perceptions associated with the legend at the start of 2016.”
Mr White points out that the Society has also deliberately included reference to some of the past mistakes and lost opportunities that failed to effectively capitalise on the City and County’s connections to the Robin Hood legend, commenting that “It is over 64 years since the question of Nottingham’s failure to meet visitor expectations was first raised and by including references to some of the flawed decisions and hollow rhetoric that has gone before, it is hoped that lessons can be learned for the future. The issue still remains the “Achilles heel” in the City’s marketing claims to being a switched-on, visionary destination!”
Copies of the “Robin Hood Reality Check” are being distributed to key individuals and organisations in the local business, commercial and community sectors and the document is also available as a PDF in a “flip-page” format that can be viewed and downloaded at