Updated June 2022
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 and a similar style of door and window frames was used. Moss Cottage IS featured in a page on this website. Please see the drop-down menu on the left hand side PROJECTS - MOSS COTTAGE for the fascinating details. This, and other cottages in Wollaton, feature in a Zoom talk on Tuesday 12th April, 7.30pm, which also includes the Wollaton Village Dovecote. Research was undertaken by Andrew Hamilton, who will present the talk.
Restoration of the Walled Garden at Wollaton Park
This project is wholeheartedly supported by WHaCS, financially and some of our members join the volunteer team to work at the garden on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Family History Group.
Research using information in census records, online data and documents available at Nottinghamshire Archives, as well as 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. Results to date can be seen in folders at the Dovecote Museum, and make interesting reading.
One of our team, Steph Johnstone, has completed research work on Bramcote Lane and St Leonard’s Cemeteries, photographing all the stones and compiling as much information as could be found about the people themselves. Julia King has created a history of Parkside which is also available at the Dovecote.
Weddings at St Leonard's Church.
Illustrating a century of weddings from 1921 to 2021, Marilyn Nurse continues with the compilation of a photo album of weddings at St Leonard's church. The album is available on request at the Dovecote Museum.
Every wedding which takes place at St Leonard's Church is part of history so our album is an important record of Wollaton life. Were you, your family or friends married at St Leonard's Church? If so, please may we have a photograph? Contact Marilyn via the Feedback link in the dropdown menu.We respect the need for data protection but nevertheless appreciate as many details as possible. Not only is this project creating a valuable historical record but is of great interest to anyone with a passion for fashion. How things change! From a smart tailored suit for the bride of the 1940's to yards of flowing satin and lace of the 1970's to present day elegance.
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.
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 us via the feedback link.