1844, Strelley, 1st: The new infants school for Strelley village

Strelley, May 9th 1840

A beautiful morning the birds are singing and the sun is bright. A day out with the wife and the camera.


Before the construction of the Infants School- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

While walking through the village this morning there seems to be a lot of activity around Grange cottage. On asking the workers what they were doing they replied building a school.


After the building was finished- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

The Grange Cottage use to be the servants house for the Grange which was the large Building next door.


Grange Cottage as it is To day- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

Here we see the cottage in summer in all its glory. With floral attributes everywhere, even to the lovely wisteria with blooms like bunches of grapes.



Article originally published by Peter Woodward of My Broxtowe Hundred Journal Website. 


About nottinghamhiddenhistoryteam

Originally formed in 1965 to try to save or at least record before destruction the cave sites continually discovered during the major redevelopment of the City that took place in Nottingham in the 1960′s. Almost every day new sites were unearthed and destroyed before anyone was notified; last thing they wanted was someone telling them to stop what they were doing; TIME is MONEY. The word HIDDEN in the Team’s title is because a lot of what was being invisibly lost in the redevelopment was our early history in the caves, they are under most, if now all, of Nottingham. In the 80’s and 90’s the Team conducted with the help of Dr Robert Morrell and Syd Henley, research and work on Nottingham’s history, folklore and local archaeology. The Team published quarterly magazines on their findings. The Team lapsed for a few years after the death of Paul Nix who was the team leader for thirty plus years. The Team has reformed and is now back working on Nottingham local history. On this blog you will find a series of history, folklore and archaeological related articles and information. Most of the material published will be specifically related to Nottingham/shire local history.
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