Updated September 2017
Wollaton Historical and Conservation Society
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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
Persons attending any event do so at their own risk, please take care, wear suitable footwear on walks, and park considerately.
May to August (times vary)
Walks are free for everone unless otherwise stated
The 2017 summer walk programme has now finished. If you have any suggestions for local walks with a historical interest which you would like us to feature in our 2018 programme please contact us via the feedback link in the left hand column.
Now closed for the winter. Re-opens May 2018
Open various dates and times, For full details please open "Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum" or scroll down this page
2017 display includes maps from 1774 to 1952, aerial photographs and images of Bramcote Lane shops development in the 1960's.
Also recreated Tudor costumes exquisitely hand sewn by Daryle Greaves using techniques of the day.
A guided walk leaves the museum at 3.00pm.
The scene in The Scullery at the Dovecote Museum
Membership costs £5 for the year starting April.
Guided walks free for everyone, unless otherwise stated.
Sunday 30th April Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum open as part of Radio Nottingham Big Day Out. 2.00-4.30pm. Free admission.
Sunday 14th May: 2.15pm Formal Opening of Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum by Eileen Morley, Mistress President of Wollaton Park Rotary Club and former Councillor. Dovecote Drive NG8 2NB, off Bramcote Lane, opposite Wollaton library. Refreshments provided. Guided walk around Wollaton village at 3.00pm. Free admission.
Sunday 11th June: Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum open 2.00-4.30pm. Main exhibition “How Wollaton Grew from Medieval Hamlet to 21st Century City Suburb” plus special display of vintage craftwork and demonstration of rag rug making. Guided walk around Wollaton Village at 3.00pm. Free admission.
Wednesday 21st June: 7.00pm Guided walk “Canal, Hemlock Stone & Bramcote Hills”. Meet Latimer Drive/ Grangewood Road near public footpath sign. (2h.30m, approx 3 to 4 miles). Everyone welcome. No charge. Persons attending any event do so at their own risk, please take care, wear suitable footwear and park considerately.
Sunday 2nd July: Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum open 2.00-4.30pm. “How Wollaton Grew from Medieval Hamlet to 21st Century City Suburb”. Extra display: “Playtime”. Teddy Bear’s picnic and quiz. Bring your teddy bear, bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden. Guided walk 3.0pm
Saturday 8th July and Sunday 9th July: Wollaton Village Dovecote open 2.00-4.30pm as part of “The Wollaton Arts Festival”. “How Wollaton Grew from Medieval Hamlet to 21st Century City Suburb. Guided walk 3.00pm. Free admission.
Wednesday 19th July: 7.00pm Guided Walk “Old Coach Road, old Canal & Martins Pond” Meet outside Wollaton Library. (2h.15m. approx. 3 miles).
Saturday 22nd July: 11.00am-4.00pm Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum open. Open Churches Weekend.
Sunday 23rd July: Wollaton Village Dovecote open 11.00am-4.00pm. Open Churches Weekend.
Thursday 3rd August: Members Evening 7.00pm at Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum. Drinks and nibbles followed by a talk about the monuments in St Leonard’s Church. For members only. If you are interested in becoming a member, it costs £5 a year to April 2018. No other charges for monthly meetings or guided walks.
Wednesday 9th August: 7.00pm “Walled Garden of Wollaton Park” Meet in car park off Wollaton Road, on the left through the entrance to Mr Mans car park (NOT in the Park). (1h.30m.) Rough ground, please wear suitable footwear. Bus route No 30 or The Two.
Sunday 13th August: Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum open 2.00-4.30pm. Main exhibition “How Wollaton Grew from Medieval Hamlet to 21st Century City Suburb”. 2.00-4.30pm. This month’s special theme “Annual Show” WI Craft & Produce Stall., bric-a-brac etc. Free admission. Refreshments available £1 towards museum funds. Guided walk 3.00pm
Sat/Sun. 9/10th September: Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum open 2.00-4.30pm for Heritage Weekend.
Wednesday 27th September: “Watson Fothergill, Nottingham’s Flamboyant Architect” by Kurt Hatton, Nottingham Civic Society.
Wednesday 25th October: “Who really was the first woman Doctor?” by Dr John Dornan.
Wednesday 22rd November “Nottingham in the Great War” by Carol Lovejoy Edwards.
Wednesday 24th January 2018: “Well, well, well! Nottingham’s Caves and Wells” by Peter Hammond.
Wednesday 28th February: “Richard III The King Under the Car Park” by Leicester archaeologist, Matthew Morris.
Wednesday 28th March: “Nottingham’s Famous Edwardian’s” by John Whitfield.
25th April: Annual General Meeting followed by “Wollaton Cottages Survey” a talk on the progress of the Survey by the Chairman and others involved.
If you have attended any of our meetings or joined in our walks and wish to make a comment about the speaker, the duration or location of the walk, please contact us via the feedback link. Don't be shy, we want to get our programme right for members and visitors and can't do this without your feedback.
For full details please see local notices or contact us via the feedback link