Monday, 7 July 2014
Look out for the above leaflet advertising TravelRight's latest series of history walks and events in North Nottingham. Here's a breakdown of the walks and events – some of which I'm leading. Hope to see you there!
Aspley, Broxtowe and Cinderhill on foot
Using the 'Garden City' history guide as a starting point, historian Chris Matthews will lead you on a leisurely guided group walk.
• Meet at Aspley Library,
Saturday 19th July, 11am
Sheila Russell History and Fun Day
An event for young and old in the enchanting garden of the Sheila Russell Community Centre. The event will feature children’s activities, a guided historical tour of old Bilborough, buffet lunch plus creative activities for guests of all ages to share their memories of the area.
• Monday 28th July, 1-5pm
In search of abandoned canals
Explore the history of the old abandoned Nottingham Canal between Strelley and Trowell using the #35 bus guide. Includes a pub stop before returning. With Robert Howard.
• Saturday 16th August, Meet at Bulwell Bus Station at 11am, or Wigman Rd Top number 35 bus stop at 11:20am
Bulwell History Walk
enowned for its stone quarries, framework knitters, busy shopping streets and “the battle of the bogs”, Bulwell was central to the social and economic changes of the Victorian period. Historian Chris Matthews will lead you through ancient streets stretching from an important river crossing in an industrial valley.
• Meet at Bulwell Library. Saturday 23rd August, 11am
Old Basford Trail
This walk brings to life a close-knit community at the forefront of the industrial revolution in Nottingham: bleachers, millers, hosieriers, brewing, non-conformists and a once busy parade of shops which grew from an old street pattern of sleepy village life. Led by historian Chris Matthews.
• Meet at Basford Library, Saturday 30th August, 11am
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Posted by Chris Matthews at 02:34