Why did Whiston disappear?

1. Whiston: People who live around the hill on Mansfield Rd, which rises from the…

Nottingham’s Jewish Cemeteries

On 20th May 2009 David Snapper (who used to live, and work as a dentist,…

‘A View from the Terrace’ as seen from Esher Grove

The view of the Sports Ground from our terrace has not changed a great deal…

The History of Anglican Parishes in Nottingham

Introduction These notes are based on my informal talk at the Mapperley ‘Very Local History…

NOTTINGHAM SUBURBAN RAILWAY

These notes were provided for VLHG members as background reading prior to our walk on…

Belle Vue Reservoir

History Trevor Buck (in a paper entitled ‘Corporation Oaks’, 1983) tells us that Thomas Hawksley…

The Windmills on Forest Road

Michael Smith has an old connection with the Vernon Arms and I spotted these two…

St Andrew’s Church

Mansfield Road /Mapperley Road Nottingham Talk will cover: Background to the building of St Andrew’s…

27 Mapperley Hall Drive

This is a personal view, but I think there are three different aspects to researching…

The Gordon Boys’ Home

1. Introduction This presentation covers the whole period from 1885 when The Gordon Boys Home…

The History of 4 Cranmer Street, Nottingham

With the passing of the Enclosure Act for Nottingham in 1845, the Enclosure Commissioners (Secretary…

Forest House & Nottingham Children’s Hospital.

When Edwin Patchitt died without heir in 1888, Thomas Isaac Birkin (1831 – 1923) bought…

Dyeing in Nottingham

Background For some years now I have been researching the creation of Bromley House, the…

MAPPERLEY BRICKWORKS

Talk for VLHG on 14 January 2008 For illustrations, please click on the links. To…

The Pritchards and Brickmaking on Carlton Hill: from the Early Days of the Town to 1850

BADDER AND PEAT’S PLAN OF NOTTINGHAM Nottingham’s First Brewery One half of a cave complex…

Three sportsmen who were residents of Mapperley Park.

You might assume from the title of this talk that I am interested, even knowledgeable,…

Sir Arthur Lasenby Liberty and his family

1. Biographical notes from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography by G. D. Rawle, rev.…

Edwin Patchitt (1807 – 1888)

“A man of keen perception and brilliant parts, the late Mr Patchitt was greatly esteemed…

A Light-Hearted Look At The Birkin Family

Introduction Did not set out to research the Birkin family history in the conventional way.…

Parish Boundaries in North East Nottingham

Originally the parish of St Mary’s Nottingham extended out to the northern boundary of Nottingham…

Mapperley Park Geology

Mapperley Park is entirely underlain by rocks of Triassic Age, having been deposited in a…

The History of Bagthorpe Gardens

Bagthorpe Gardens are between Haydn Road and Hucknall Road and have been cultivated since 1840s.…

Nottingham Inclosure Act, 1845: Why is it important today?

AN INCLOSURE is the changing of open fields, moorland and wastes into fenced areas, basically…

The Forest from Waste to Allotted Recreation Ground

This presentation acknowledges the contribution of June Perry’s publication (see end) and Paul Watts’ History…

Using Google Earth to display and compare old maps

1882 map superimposed on Google Earth image On 2 March 2012 Rob Drury demonstrated the…

A brief history of Alexandra Park

This is a shortened note of a talk given by Christine Drew at a joint…

The changing fortunes of Bagthorpe

Where was it and is it still there? The name BAGTHORPE was in normal use…

Malvern House

1. Malvern House is No 41 Mapperley Road, now a GP practice but built for…

Dangerous roads around Nottingham

I have been interested in a theme that has come up in our last few…

A HISTORY OF ALL SAINTS CHURCH

What to expect. This story was first told as a commentary on the maps and…

VISIT TO IBSTOCK BRICK WORKS at DORKET HEAD

At the invitation of David Smalley, who knew of our interest in brick-making in Mapperley,…

Some Sources Of Help With Your Research

This list is divided into five sections: 1. Understanding Title Deeds 2. Researching the history of…