Updated June 2018
Wollaton Village Dovecote Museum now has its own web page http://www.Spanglefish.com/WollatonVillageDovecoteMuseum
Family History Group.
Research using information in census records, data and documents available at Nottinghamshire Archives, and other local historical records, there are names of families living in Wollaton in the 1800s whose families still live in the area. It is hoped that the Family History Group team can connect those families, their homes, and family history to form an important record of village life. Currently members of the team are each researching either one or two families and results so far can be seen in folders at the Dovecote. But there are gaps! Maybe you remember these families and can help fill in some information.
Photograph album of Weddings at St Leonard's Church.
If you were married at St Leonard's Church and could let us borrow a photograph, this can be scanned, returned and a copy featured in the album. These photographs are very popular indeed with visitors to the Dovecote Museum. Please contact the Secretary via the Feedback page or see Marilyn Nurse at one of our meetings.
So if you, any of your family or friends and neighbours were married at St Leonard's please let us include the event in our album. Every wedding is part of history so our album is an important record of Wollaton history.
Russel School photo album. Did you attend The Russel School? Can you remember the names of your classmates and teachers? If so, please contact the Secretary via the Feedback page. Sue Smith is updating the albums and is constantly receiving extra information. There will be extra information included in 2017 at the Dovecote Museum
Researching Wollaton's Cottages.
It was originally thought that there was only one remaining stone-built cottage in Wollaton (opposite St Leonard's Church), but research reveals that stone was used in the construction of other cottages too. Also, similar style doors and window frames were used. The project continues. Chairman Andrew Hamilton will give a presentation about this research project and the findings to date at our meeting on Wednesday April 25th, which will include a brief AGM.
Wollaton Remembers its Fallen 1914-18. Valuable information is still being researched. Are any of these names familiar? We still need information on these men: JOHN BARKER who was killed in action, G. FORMAN, G. HARWOOD, W. HOLMES, G. KNIGHT, J. LYNES and CHARLES PENNOCK.
Restoring Wollaton Park walled garden. This project is being managed by Nottingham City Council and it is hoped that some progress will be made in 2018.
Derelict Canal Lock off Lambourne Drive. In much need of regular maintenance to ensure this unique site is not lost to overgrown weeds. The land is owned by Nottingham City Council. Clearing will be hard work, needing a team of fit and healthy volunteers, and maintaining the upkeep means this will be an ongoing project. However, it has not yet started and it is hoped that a local residents group will take this on.
If you are interested in becoming involved in any of these exciting projects or have others you would like to start yourself and need help with, please contact Angela Gilbert via the feedback link.
Digging up the road outside Wollaton Library and St Leonard's Community Centre December 2014.
Job done! Effective, on time, creating a great improvement to the appearance of The Square. The pub looks good, too.