Monthly Archives: April 2016

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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…