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WOLLATON HISTORICAL & CONSERVATION SOCIETY

NEXT EVENTS

Updated July 2021

Scroll down for details of this summer's Guided Walks, Speaker Programme and Zoom meetings:

 

WOLLATON VILLAGE DOVECOTE MUSEUM

Sunday 25th July: Grand Opening. Start at 2.15 with drinks and nibbles a chance for us all to celebrate a return to normality: All Welcome. Free admission. Guided walk 3.00pm around Wollaton Village, led by Andrew Hamilton. 

Sunday 8th August:    Craft market, sale of artisan hand made crafts, cakes, jam, marmalade, books, plants. Refreshments available. An opportunity to support the Walled Garden restoration appeal. Guided Walk 3.00pm.

Sunday 12th September: Heritage Weekend. 

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EVENING GUIDED WALKS

Wednesday 21st July: The Park. See the entrance from the Village blocked in 1796, hear the history of the Park and meet the 500 year old  Oak. Meet 7.00pm by Lodge No 2, the exit for cars. (2 hours) With apologies, this walk has been cancelled.

Wednesday 11th August: Tour of the Walled Garden. Start in the Communities Car Park at 7.00pm

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ZOOM MEETINGS 2021/22

Please note that these meetings are intended for members only

Please see "Members" page if you would like to join

These will be updates of the Chairman’s Lockdown Talks on different aspects of Wollaton’s History. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, September to November and January to April inclusive at 7.30pm.  Members will be sent a Zoom invite a week before. If you would like an invitation please contact us via the Feedback page.

14th September: FROM VILLAGE TO SUBURBIA: 1925 to 1960.

12th October: THE MOVING CADAVERS OF ST LEONARD’S.

9th November: THE HALL; From palace to stately home to Museum.

2022

11th January: THE PARK: Its story over the last 500 years.

8th February: THE COLLIERIES and Balloon Wood.

8th March: THE CANAL AND MARTINS POND.

12th April: THE WALLED GARDEN 1783 to today.

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SPEAKER PROGRAMME 2021/2022

Assuming indoor meetings will be allowed and it is safe to do so, from September 22nd indoor meetings will be held at St Leonard's Community Centre, starting 7.30pm. 

September 22nd 2021 - Gareth Howell - The Witch Trials of England

Superstition and Science- Who were the Victims, Why were they chosen?

October 27th 2021 - John Whitfield - Nottingham’s Industrial Heritage

A presentation on the Varied Industrial World of Nottingham Manufacturing Companies.

November 24th 2021 - Mike Kelley - The Sudan

Mike spent 8 years in the Sudan, He will talk of its people, its Britsh Connection and its wealth of history when the Sudanese Pharaoh’s ruled Egypt.

 

2022

January 26th 2022 - Bob Massey - Lady Horsemen of the Road

The story of the Female Highway men and Footpads

February 23rd 2022 - Peter Hammond - Water, Water Everywhere

The story of the water Engineer Thomas Hawksley who brought fresh water to Nottingham

March 23rd 2022 - Graham Hayes - The Da Vinci Inventions

Some of Da Vinci ‘s Mechanical Marvels Illustrated.

April 27th 2022 - Robert Mee - A Derbyshire Railway Outing

A Railway Tour using a 1920’s Timetable.

  

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