WOLLATON HISTORICAL & CONSERVATION SOCIETY
Updated 5th February 2020
INDOOR MEETINGS Indoor meetings are free for members of the Society, visitors pay £2.00. Everyone welcome and you don't have to be the guest of a member to come along as a visitor.
Start 7.30pm at St Leonard's Community Centre, Bramcote Lane on the 4th Wednesday of the month, September to April (not December) in St Leonard’s Community Hall Bramcote Lane.
September 2019 to April 2020 indoor meetings.
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”
February 26th Ninya Mikhaila. The Typical Tudor? Reconstructing everyday 16th century dress
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
A series of local guided walks will be planned for Summer 2020. If you would like to lead one of our walks please contact us via the website Feedback page. Thank you.
Speaker Program 2020/2021 Indoor Meetings
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 25th 2020 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.
A range of local guided walks will be arranged for Summer 2021. If you would like to organise and lead a local walk, please contact us via the Feedback page. Thank you.