1850, April, 16th: A rest day and walk through the Squires fields at Strelley

Strelley, April 16th 1850

It is Sunday and a day of rest. The day is ideal for photography. Taking my trusty camera and saddling my horse, off I go looking on my photographic adventure. 


The Squires House- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

While walking I meet the woodsman George Garment. We got chatting about the families who lived at the Manor and had been Lords of the Manor of Strelley.

We came to the conclusion that in the past 900 years there had only been two occupants of the hall the Strelley’s and the Edge’s.


The Squires House- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

Nine members of the Strelley Family have been made Knights of the shire.

The Edge family has had its share of official appointment’s, Alderman, Town Clerk and Lord Mayor.


View from the Church gate- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

This picture was taken while I was talking to the vicar, at the front gate of the church, just after morning service.


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

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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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