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WOLLATON HISTORICAL & CONSERVATION SOCIETY
Patron: Lord Middleton
Registered Charity No 501862
Website updated June 2013
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Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society
The Society exists to protect and enhance the principal Conservation Areas which include the Village core and Wollaton Park. In order to do that the Society encourages historic research and seeks to encourage people living in all parts of Wollaton and the Park to learn more about the history of the area and thereby to help ensure its survival and conservation.
In order to achieve that, the Society holds a number of talks on local history during winter months and, in the summer, in addition to opening the Dovecote Museum, provides a number of guided walks around the area of greater Wollaton and visits to other historical sites of interest.
Meeting on the FOURTH Wednesday of each month
Guided walks May to August (meeting place and times vary). **
Indoor meetings with a guest speaker, September to April, 7.30pm at St Leonard's Community Centre, Bramote Lane, Wollaton (opposite Wollaton Library)
For further details please see the Calendar link or contact the
0115 928 3414
The Dovecote Museum of Wollaton was opened on 12th May by Sue Summers, ex Chair of Nottinghamshire Buildings Preservation Trust and a resident of Wollaton in her childhood.
You can visit the Museum on the 2nd Sunday of the month, 2.00-5.00pm on June 9th, July 14th, August 11th and 9th September. Guided Walk around the village at 3.00pm.
GROUP VISITS can be arranged at other times, to include a talk including a detailed history of the building, renovation, conservation and details of the various exhibits. Refreshments can be included if required.
Please contact Angela Gilbert 0115 928 3414 for further information.
For Members Only. Wednesday 26th June - More Historic Houses of University Park. Booking essential contact Angela on 0115 928 3414. Meet 7.00pm by West Entrance Lodges. NB: ONLY A FEW SPACES LEFT
If you are interested in a specific aspect of Wollaton history please let us know. The Society holds a collection of archive material which is readily available.
Having celebrated our 40th year in 2012 the Society organises a varied programme of walks, visits and museum open days and interesting monthly talks during the autumn and winter. During the summer months local guided walks will be organised. All meetings and events are promoted on local notice boards.
The Calendar will be updated with full details of the 2013/14 programme in the next few days. The News page offers further information about forthcoming events and notes about current historical projects being undertaken by the Society.
The extended walks programme May to August compliments the indoor meetings held September to April inclusive, thus providing a comprehensive programme of historical interest for members and visitors.
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MEMBERSHIP: £5 per head - payable at the AGM in April or by standing order, or at any time during the year to the following April.
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For more information about the Dovecote Museum
For membership and general enquiries
please contact the Society's Secretary
Angela Gilbert (0115 928 3414).