I got the Gig ready for me and the wife; we are going to Wollaton to meet my sons friend and her parents. We went through Strelley and out the Lodge gate at Bilborough and down Old Coach Road and onto the park and gardeners house.
This place looked very interesting so out came my trusty camera and took this picture of the gardeners house with the daughter sitting outside to the left on the bench.
I crossed the road and passed into the park, looking in the general direction of Nottingham. I could see the gardeners working on a dangerous tree. By the time I got across to them the tree was down and loaded on a timber trailer ready for the woodyard.
Here we see Mr Meates and Mr Anderson, working “samson” keeping the grass down to a length that people like. These are just a couple of the many men that used to do the tasks, odd jobs and most other work on Wollaton Park.
Article originally published by Peter Woodward of My Broxtowe Hundred Journal Website.