Category Archives: Nottinghamshire Suburbs

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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Thompson’s Grave, Mansfield

by Ross Parish   Thompson’s Grave was once a place according to Victorian authors, that visitors would be conducted to in Mansfield, now it is comparatively less well known, although you may have passed and wonder about its history. Thompson’s Grave … 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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The Radford Union Workhouse

After 1834 the Radford Poor Law Union formally came into existence on 4th July 1836. Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, 19 in number, representing its 4 constituent parishes as listed below: (figures in brackets indicate numbers … Continue reading

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Radford: Ilkeston Road

This public House was built in 1661 and was located on Ilkeston Road in Radford. The original 17th century Coaching Inn was pulled down and replaced by the present building in 1912. In the front wall of the pub was … Continue reading

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The Old General: A Christmas Tradition

by Joe Earp Many residents and visitors to Hyson Green will fondly remember the Old General Public House. The pub unfortunately closed a few years ago. The pub building still survives standing on the corner of Radford Road and Bobbers … Continue reading

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