Category Archives: Nottinghamshire Suburbs

The Monks Way

Monks Way LogoMonks Way, Monks Path, Monks Steps and Pilgrims Path are all terms used locally to describe the traces of stone paving or causeway which can be found in Cossall, Strelley, Ilkeston and beyond. The term ‘Monk’s Way’ is … Continue reading

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Beeston Pubs of Today and Yesteryear

by Jimmy Notts Renowned the world over, the great British pub is not just a place to drink beer, wine, cider or even something a little bit stronger, it is a unique social centre, very often the focus of community … Continue reading

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The Beeston Maltings

by Jimmy Notts In 2013 Beeston lost a chunk of its heritage for ever and lost a historical industrial site. The heritage and site in question was the former Beeston Brewery and later Beeston Maltings. The Beeston Brewery Company was … Continue reading

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Nottingham and the Invasion of France: The Expedition to Quiberon, 1795

by Michael Kirkby Whilst watching an episode of the Hornblower series (Napoleonic maritime drama staffing Ioan Gruffudd, based on the books by C.S. Forester) the audience is provided with an excellent window into the life of the Royal Navy during … Continue reading

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Beeston Station

by Jimmy Notts Today Beeston Station is as busy as it was when it first opened in 1839. The station is still an important route into Beeston and the surrounding area for many local residents and visitors. The station is … Continue reading

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Arthur Mee

by Frank E Earp Biography: Arthur Henry Mee was born in Stapleford Nottinghamshire on 21st July 1875. He was the second child and eldest son, of the ten children born to Henry and Mary Mee (nee Fletcher). Henry Mee was … Continue reading

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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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