Category Archives: Nottingham History

Asser’s Life of King Alfred and Tig Guocobauc

by Joe Earp The reign of King Alfred the Great (871- 99) is among the most stirring periods of English history. It saw the Kingdom of Wessex taken from the brink of Viking conquest to the threshold of an undertaking … Continue reading

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The Rowland Emett Water Clock

by Joe Earp The Emett Clock also known as The Aqua Horological Tintinnabulater was designed and created by Rowland Emett. The Clock arrived at the Victoria Centre in 1973. Since it’s installation the Clock has become a much loved local … Continue reading

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Wife Selling in Nottingham

by Joe Earp The auction of a wife in the public market by her husband to us today appears to be a degrading and obscure act, to say the least. Thomas Hardy’s famous account of a wife being sold to … Continue reading

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The Story of Mortimer’s Hole

by Frank E Earp Nottingham and its County like most big Cities abounds with famous ghosts, that is, the ghosts of the famous and the infamous and those ghosts famous for their persistent hauntings. Perhaps the most famous, in all … Continue reading

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Old Nottingham Schools

by Bill Carson  Extract Taken from White’s Directory of Nottinghamshire 1853:  The Free Grammar School This is in Stoney Street, and is now a handsome building, having lately been enlarged and ornamented with a beautiful sone front, in the Gothic order, … Continue reading

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Nottinghamshire’s Part in Richard III’s Story

by Frank E Earp Unless you have been living on another planet for the last three years, then you could not have failed to have noticed the World wide media attention given to what began in September 2012 as a … Continue reading

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Maps of Nottingham: Badder and Peat Map of 1745

by Joe Earp This is a really interesting map of Nottingham. It is the Badder and Peat Map of 1745 which shows Nottingham as a garden town. Lots of orchards and gardens, and the town stops at what is now … Continue reading

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