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 WOLLATON HISTORICAL & CONSERVATION SOCIETY

Patron:  Lord Middleton

Registered Charity No 501862

 

Website updated: January 2021

THE SOCIETY'S ACTIVITIES are currently affected by Coronavirus restrictions but meetings with a guest speaker will go ahead via Zoom until it is safe to hold indoor meetings again.

 

IS YOUR SOCIETY IS LOOKING FOR A SPEAKER?

WHaCS Chairman Andrew Hamilton offers five Zoom talks  on Wollaton, each lasting one hour:-

  1. "Wollaton Hall in 1920 and 2020", illustrated with historic photographs of the interior then and now.
  2. "Wollaton Walled Garden" with plans and photographs from the 1890s and showing work done over the last year.
  3. "Wollaton from Village to Suburb" with aerial photographs from the 1920s to 1947.
  4. "The History of Wollaton Park".
  5. "St Leonard's Church, monuments and dedications therein.

Andrew can do any of these, at any time. 

You can contact Andrew via the Feedback link on the left hand side of this web page.

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Mission Statement:

The Society exists to protect and enhance the principal Conservation Areas which include the Village core and Wollaton Park. In order to do that the Society encourages historic research and seeks to encourage people living in all parts of Wollaton and Wollaton Park to learn more about the history of the area and thereby to help ensure its survival and conservation.

In order to achieve that, the Society holds a number of talks on local history during winter months and, in the summer, in addition to opening the Dovecote Museum, provides a number of guided walks around the area of greater Wollaton and visits to other historical sites of interest.

wollaton village square

 

 

INDOOR MEETINGS with a guest speaker, on the 4th Wednesday of the month September to April (not December), 7.30pm at St Leonard's Community Centre, Bramote Lane, Wollaton (opposite Wollaton Library) NG8 2ND Free for Society members, currently £2 non members. (Car park at rear. Also accessible by Pinkline bus No 30, get off at the Admiral Rodney stop at Wollaton Library, or The Two, get of at Birdsall Avenue, walk back to Wollaton Road, then follow the road to the Admiral Rodney and turn right on to Bramcote Lane)

GUIDED WALKS May to August (day of the week, place and times vary - please see the Current Programme and Activities pages for details). They're free and everyone is welcome.

VISITS The Society arranges occasional visits to places of historic interest. Members and guests pay for transport and an entry fee where applicable.

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NEW PAGES ON THE MENU:

MEMORIES OF WOLLATON PAST 

dictated by Ron Cruxon

ALSO:

on the Dovecote Museum page

TUDOR HISTORY

EXTRACTS FROM THE EXHIBITION WHICH WILL BE DISPLAYED AT 

THE DOVECOTE MUSEUM

WHEN IT OPENS AGAIN

compiled by Sue Smith

 

The Dovecote Museum now has its own website 

http://www.spanglefish.com/WollatonVillageDovecoteMuseum
 
 
 
Managed by volunteers, the Dovecote Museum is open to the public on the 2nd Sunday of the month and other occasions, 2.00-4.30pm May to September inclusive and other dates through the year depending on other local activities. A guided Walk around the village leaves the museum at 3.00pm. Free admission, free walk, donations welcome.

By bus: No 30 to "Wollaton Admiral Rodney" stop and

The Two "Birdsall Avenue" stop.

Also open for Heritage Weekend
and by special request for groups.
 
 
 In addition the museum welcomes group visits by prior arrangement. Please contact us via the feedback page for details.
 
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The News, Calendar and Next Event pages offer further information about forthcoming events and notes about current historical projects being undertaken by the Society.

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MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES

 Please contact us via the Feedback page

 MEMBERSHIP:  £7.50 per head from April 2021, payable by standing order, or at any time during the year to the following April.

Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society does not accept liability for any accident, loss or damage to members or visitors during its advertised activities

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For general enquiries please contact the Society's Secretary Angela Gilbert via the feedback link

 

 

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