Updated October 2020
Wollaton Historical and Conservation Society
While restrictions are in place to stop the spread of Coronavirus the Dovecote Museum remains closed.
Monthly meetings with guest speakers will be held via Zoom for the foreseeable future
Here are details of our usual programme of activities, which we can look forward to at some time in the future.
Guided walks, Dovecote Museum, and indoor meetings
Walks are free for everone unless otherwise stated
Open 2.00pm - 4.30pm on the 2nd Sunday of the month May to September
Free Admission + guided walk around Wollaton village at 3.00pm
The scene in The Scullery at the Dovecote Museum
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
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.