Category Archives: Wilford

1960, April, 12th: Looking Around at Wilford’s Old Buildings

Wilford, April 12th 1960: On talking to George Garment the Strelley estate woodsman, we discussed where he was born and where he walked every morning. He describes Wilford as “a little village that seemed to just sit on the border of … Continue reading

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1935, July, 12th: St Wilfred’s Church and a Walk Around the Parish

Wilford, July 26th 1935 Many poets and artists used to come to this village for its clean pastoral scenery, the lovely low cottages with brier, ivy and all sorts of climbing plants on the walls. One of these writers was … Continue reading

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1086, April, 26th: A Glimpse Inside St Wilfred’s

Wilford, September 10th 1086 Entry in the Doomsday Book William Peverels Lands In Wilford, jurisdiction, 3 c, of land taxable, land for 6 ploughs, 23 freemen have 7 ploughs, A priest: meadow, 18 acres; half a fishery. Saint Wilfred’s church is … Continue reading

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Archaeology Along The Tram Route: Wilford

by Frank E Earp History, not archaeology: The line carrying Nottingham’s newly extended tram network south to Clifton, crosses the River Trent via the Victorian Wilford Toll Bridge. It is by the reuse of this old bridge that the modern … Continue reading

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