Category Archives: Clifton

The Fair Maid of Clifton

by Frank E Earp: The story of the Fair Maid of Clifton bears all the hallmarks of an ancient legend. There are many versions of the story, but I will tell it here in its most simplest of forms, as … Continue reading

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Clifton Grove

by Frank E Earp “Dear native grove, where’er my devious track To thee will memory lead the wanderer back. Still, still to thee where’er my footsteps roam, My heart shall point, and lead the wanderer home.” Henry Kirk White How … Continue reading

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The Clifton Pile Settlement

by Frank E Earp Commercial sand and gravel extraction and quarrying by the River Trent at Attenborough began as early as 1929 and has continued almost to the present day. The resulting ʻpitsʼ, flooded with water, have produced the wonderful ʻNature Reserveʼ that we all now enjoy. Quarrying around the … Continue reading

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