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Written entirely by Ron Cruxon, aged 98, who has lived all his life in Wollaton. 

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. 

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.”

Following a formal launch on 22nd July, copies can be purchased for £5.00 + p&p via the Feedback page, or locally in Wollaton from: 

  • The Admiral Rodney Public House, Wollaton Road,
  • Wollaton Travel (Bramcote Lane Shops),
  • Right Move (Bramcote Lane)
  • Wollaton Hall,

All these outlets are selling the books for us, so all the proceeds will, with Ron’s kind agreement, go to the Walled Garden Cucumber House Appeal. 


  • At the Dovecote on Sunday 12th September 2.00 – 4.30pm.
  • From The Secretary via the Feedback link
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