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WOLLATON HISTORICAL & CONSERVATION SOCIETY

Patron:  Lord Middleton

Registered Charity No 501862

Website updated November 2017

Announcement:

The Society is very sad to hear the sad and unexpected news of the death of Cllr Georgina Culley. She has represented Wollaton Ward since 1991 and throughout that time has worked hard to make Wollaton a better place in which to live. She has been very supportive of the Society during that time, most recently with our efforts in trying to get the Council to restore the Walled Kitchen Garden. She will be greatly missed.

We pass on our condolences to her husband Ian.

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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

 

NEXT EVENT

Wednesday 24th January 2018:

“Well, well, well! Nottingham’s Caves and Wells” 

by Peter Hammond. 

7.30pm St Leonard's Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, opposite Wollaton Library

Free for WHaCS members, £2 visitors

Free refreshments for everyone after the talk.

THE SOCIETY'S ACTIVITIES:

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, £2 visitors.

GUIDED WALKS May to August (day of the week, place and times vary - please see the Calendar page). Free for everyone.

Persons attending any event do so at their own risk, please take care.

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

Please see the MEMBERS page for an APPLICATION FORM to join the Society

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WOLLATON VILLAGE DOVECOTE MUSEUM

  Dovecote Drive, NG8 2NB, off Bramcote Lane opposite Wollaton Library.
Now closed for the winter
 
The Dovecote now has its own website. 
http://www.spanglefish.com/WollatonVillageDovecoteMuseum
 
By bus: No 30 to "Wollaton Admiral Rodney" stop and
The Two "Birdsall Avenue" stop.
 
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.
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

 Either contact us via the Feedback page

or see the "Members" page for an application form

 MEMBERSHIP:  £5  per head renewable in April or by standing order, or at any time during the year to the following April.

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For more information about the Dovecote Museum 

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

 

 




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