It is the main town in the Mansfield local government district and is a part of the Mansfield Urban Area.
Nestling in a pocket within the Maun Valley surrounded by hills, the town is around 12 miles (19 km) north of Nottingham.
Please comment below 🙂 I’m always interested to hear about Metalbox tins cropping up in interesting places, so when Monica from Norway emailed me, I just had to get it on the blog to share.
She found this tin and reached out to us to find out if it held any value – i’m not sure it does but its certainly a pretty tin.
Later additions: Glapwell (from 1837), Shirebrook (from 1903).
The population falling within the Union at the 1831 census had been 25,400 — ranging from Sokeholme (population 68) to Mansfield itself (9,426).
In January 1955 she crashed a press junket in Florida for Underwater, a massive Howard Hughes film that took three years and million dollars to make and starred a swimsuit-clad Jane Russell, a voluptuous screen siren with her feet firmly planted on the A-list.In an era in which Marilyn Monroe ruled as the bombshell next door, any girl who strived for international fame became instantly burdened with the insurmountable task of appearing larger-than-life just to get noticed. When the actress and singer muscled her way into Hollywood she arrived fully formed as an exaggerated version of the mid-century pin-up doll: blonder, agreeable and somehow shockingly curvier than the reigning queen of motion pictures, all with a perfectly convincing schoolgirl giggle that few seemed to notice meant business.As if her cartoonish 40-21-35 proportions weren’t attention-grabbing enough, Mansfield devised an up-for-anything aura that may have read dingbat to the public but served as strategically-built weaponry to keep her in the public eye.She studied drama at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and gained roles in local theater productions.After her husband returned from serving in the Korean War in 1954, Mansfield convinced him to move the family to Los Angeles where she could pursue superstardom.