WOLLATON HISTORICAL & CONSERVATION SOCIETY
Patron: Lord Middleton
Registered Charity No 501862
Website updated: July 2021
Ron Cruxon's Book
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A WOLLATON MAN
Ron wrote this remarkable 28 page book in longhand during Lockdown, detailing his life in Wollaton in the 1920s and 1930s, his Wartime experiences and subsequent return to Wollaton.
For details of how to purchase your copy please see the dropdown menu.
In his review, Dave Gilbert writes:
“Ron’s memories provide enough fascinating content to interest every single resident of Wollaton and probably many more elsewhere. His recollections of family life, events and names are truly remarkable and together they provide a fascinating insight into the recent history of Wollaton in the past 100 years. The finished product is an impressive and professionally-produced booklet containing many illustrations, both of Wollaton past and of family life, which will rekindle our own personal memories.”
THE DOVECOTE MUSEUM will re-open on Sunday 25th July 2021 at 2.15pm.
The Society is making an appeal for £30,000 for the restoration of the Cucumber frame at the Walled Garden at Wollaton Park. Built in 1864, the original base of the frame remains and the aim of the appeal is to restore the Cucumber Frame to its original condition, by rebuilding the timber and glazed superstructure.
To make a donation, please visit the DONATIONS APPEAL page. Thank you.
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.
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, currently £2 non members. (Car park at rear. Also accessible by Pinkline bus No 30, get off at the Admiral Rodney stop at Wollaton Library, or The Two, get of at Birdsall Avenue, walk back to Wollaton Road, then follow the road to the Admiral Rodney and turn right on to Bramcote Lane)
GUIDED WALKS May to August (day of the week, place and times vary - please see the Current Programme and Activities pages for details). They're free and everyone is welcome.
VISITS The Society arranges occasional visits to places of historic interest. Members and guests pay for transport and an entry fee where applicable.
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: Remains £5.00 per head for the current year, increasing to £7.50 from April 2021, payable by standing order, or at any time during the year to the following April.
Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society does not accept liability for any accident, loss or damage to members or visitors during its advertised activities
For general enquiries please contact the Society's Secretary Angela Gilbert via the feedback link