WOLLATON HISTORICAL & CONSERVATION SOCIETY
Patron: Lord Middleton
Registered Charity No 501862
Website updated November 2020
FOR THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, UNTIL ST LEONARD'S COMMUNITY CENTRE IS FULLY OPEN AND CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED, OUR PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS WITH A GUEST SPEAKER WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. PLEASE SEE THE CURRENT PROGRAMME MENU FOR DETAILS.
If you would like to receive an invitiation to our virtual meetings and are not already in contact with our Secretary, Angela Gilbert, please contact us via the feedback link.
IS YOUR SOCIETY IS LOOKING FOR A SPEAKER?
WHaCS Chairman Andrew Hamilton can do three Zoom talks on Wollaton, each lasting one hour:-
- "Wollaton Hall in 1920 and 2020", illustrated with historic photographs of the interior then and now.
- "Wollaton Walled Garden" with plans and photographs from the 1890s and showing work done over the last year.
- "Wollaton from Village to Suburb" with aerial photographs from the 1920s to 1947.
Andrew can do any of these, at any time, apart from the evening of the fourth Wednesday of the month when we have our WHaCS meeting.
You can contact Andrew via the Feedback link on the left hand side of this web page.
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 Wollaton 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.
THE SOCIETY'S ACTIVITIES are currently affected by Coronavirus restrictions but meetings with a guest speaker will go ahead via Zoom until it is safe to hold indoor meetings again.
INDOOR MEETINGS with a guest speaker, on the 4th Wednesday of the month September to April (not December), 7.30pm at St Leonard's Community Centre, Bramote Lane, Wollaton (opposite Wollaton Library) NG8 2ND Free for Society members, £2 non members.
GUIDED WALKS May to August (day of the week, place and times vary - please see the Current Programme and Activities pages). They're free and everyone is welcome.
Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society does not accept liability for any accident, loss or damage to members or visitors during its advertised activities
VISITS The Society arranges occasional visits to places of historic interest. Members and guests pay for transport and an entry fee where applicable.
SEE OUR EXCITING NEW PAGES ON THE MENU
MEMORIES OF WOLLATON PAST
dictated by Ron Cruxon
on the Dovecote Museum page
EXTRACTS FROM THE EXHIBITION WHICH WILL BE DISPLAYED AT
THE DOVECOTE MUSEUM
WHEN IT OPENS AGAIN
compiled by Sue Smith
Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society is delighted to announce that the Dovecote Museum garden has received a prestigious Green Flag award for 2019 in recognition of achieving the national standard for parks and green spaces.
The Dovecote now has its own website which is still under construction.
By bus: No 30 to "Wollaton Admiral Rodney" stop and
The Two "Birdsall Avenue" stop.
The News, Calendar and Next Event pages offer further information about forthcoming events and notes about current historical projects being undertaken by the Society.
Please contact us via the Feedback page
MEMBERSHIP: £5 per head renewable in April or by standing order, or at any time during the year to the following April.
For more information about the Dovecote Museum
For general enquiries please contact the Society's Secretary Angela Gilbert via the feedback link