Category Archives: Beeston

Memories of Beeston Zoo

by Joe Earp Regulars to the Nottingham Hidden History page will remember that a while back we did an article on the Beeston Zoo which brought back a lot of memories for readers. For the original article click on the … Continue reading

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Beeston in 1951: At Your Service

by Joe Earp  Looking at the Beeston and Stapleford Urban District Official Guide for 1951, Beeston had a varied and interesting service on offer to it’s local citizens. Looking through the various amenities which were available to the Beestonian of … Continue reading

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Raymond Charles Booty: The ‘Flying’ Boot

by Frank E Earp No one can have failed to have noticed the sudden rise in popularity of cycling in all its forms, as both a sport and leisure activity. It cannot be a coincidence that this ‘rise’ began shortly … Continue reading

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Beeston Carollers

by Ross Parish  A door step challenge I was only relating how it had been many years since I have heard a group of carol singers at the doorstep. Whilst it is true that carol singing is still a common … Continue reading

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Beeston: When the Stones Came Rolling In

by Joe Earp When the Rolling Stones began playing gigs around London in 1962, the notion that a rock & roll band would last five years, let alone fifty, was seen as an impossible notion. After all how long would … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Beeston Church- St John the Baptist

by Joe Earp At the time of the Norman Conquest of 1066, the then village of Beeston had three Saxon Manors belonging to Alfag, Alwine and Ulchel. By 1086 these had passed to the Lordship of William Peverel. Although there … Continue reading

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Archaeology Along The Tram Route: Beeston

by Frank E Earp  It is a sad fact that most archaeology these days is ‘rescue digs’ that are paid for by developers or local government ahead of development or engineering projects like the tram works. Not all archaeological sites … Continue reading

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