Updated December 2020
Restoration of the Walled Garden at Wollaton Park
This project is wholeheartedly supported by WHaCS, financially and volunteers from our membership. The ladies of Wollaton WI voted for this important project as their Charity of the Year in 2019 and a cheque for £1,500 has been presented.
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.
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.
Weddings at St Leonard's Church.
Every wedding which takes place at St Leonard's Church is part of history so our album is an important record of Wollaton history. 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.
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. The project continues, with Moss Cottage 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. Research was undertaken by Andrew Hamilton.
Wollaton Remembers its Fallen 1914-18.
Restoring Wollaton Park walled garden. More detail will be added shortly.
Derelict Canal Lock off Lambourne Drive. If you are interested in helping us to preserve this site and are willing to help cut back the weeds, brambles etc, please contact us via the Feedback link.
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.