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Updated February 2020


Wollaton Historical and Conservation Society

Guided walks, Dovecote Museum, and indoor meetings

Please scroll down for details.


Guided walks

Walks are free for everone unless otherwise stated


Dovecote Museum

Open 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Free Admission + guided walk around Wollaton village at 3.00pm

Sunday end April: Radio Nottingham Big Day Out date to be confirmed

Sunday 10th May: Grand Opening  by Ninya Mikhaila  2.15 pm with drinks and nibbles: All Welcome

Sunday 14th June:

Sunday 12th July:

Sunday 9th August: Traditional WI Market

Sunday 13th September:  Heritage Weekend

 The scene in The Scullery at the Dovecote Museum

Indoor meetings

4th Wednesday of the month September to April (not December)

7.30pm at St Leonard's Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton (opposite the library)

Free for members, £2 visitors

September 2019 to April 2020

September 25th  James Wright. “English Medieval Castles” How people lived in them.

October 23rd   David Mooney, “History of Busking” History of street performers with some live demonstrations!

November 27th  Danny Wells. “Victorians and Christmas”.


January 22nd  Micheal Kirkby. “Nottingham verses the Zulu”

Feburary 26th  Ninya Mikhaila. “The typical Tudor” and their clothes.  

March 25th  Mathew Morris. “Rediscovering Greyfriars” where Richard III was buried.

April 22nd  The AGM followed by: Bob Massey. “Violet Jessop” Titanic and Britannic survivor.


Speaker Program 2020/2021

September 23rd 2020                 David Templeman         “The Queen that never was”

Lady Arabella Stuart niece of Mary Queen of Scots, she was brought up with the sole intension of being crowned after Elizabeth.

October 28th 2020                      Peter Hammond          “Water, water, everywhere”

The story of water engineer Thomas Hawksley who brought clean water to Nottingham before Queen Victoria’s reign.

November 25th2020                  David Skillen                “The many behind the few”

The unsung Hero’s and Heroine’s of the Battle of Brittain.

January 27th 2021                      John Whitfield              “ Nottingham’s Industrial Heritage”

A presentation on the varied industrial world of Nottingham’s Manufacturing Companies.

Feburary 24th 2021                    Edward Hammond       “In service of the Emperor”

The life and the experiences of the Napoleonic Soldier.

March 24th 2021                          Richard Gaunt               “Objects of Ridicule”

We consider whether the period 1780-1850 was the “Golden Age of Caricature” considering the outputs by Artiest including Gillray, Cruikshank and Doyle.

April 28th 2021                               Laura Parker              “Recent Excavations at Nottm Castle”

A presentation on the recent Archaeological works at Nottingham Castle during the closure and refurbishment 2016-2020. 


Membership of the Society costs £5 for the year starting April.

Guided walks free for everyone, unless otherwise stated.



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