1854, April, 1st: Walk to meet the Gardeners in the Park

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.


Gardeners House, Wollaton- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

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.


Cutting the Dangerious Trees- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

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.


Grass Cutting, The Old Way- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

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. 

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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