Category Archives: Wollaton

A Look around Wollaton in the Early 1900s

Woodyard Lane one of the secluded wooded lanes that use to link parts of Wollaton, Bilborough and Aspley Hall. This was the way the old colliers used to walk to get to work. Through Woodyard Lane it goes on to … Continue reading

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1854, April, 1st: Walk to meet the Gardeners in the Park

I got the Gig ready for me and the wife; we are going to Wollaton to meet my sons friend and her parents. We went through Strelley and out the Lodge gate at Bilborough and down Old Coach Road and onto … Continue reading

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The Wollaton Ghosts

by Frank E Earp Laughing ghost: In the early 1970’s Wollaton Park became the venue for an annual Festival, (the first of many which are now held in the City). During these events the Hall remains open to the public. … Continue reading

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The White Lady, Mystery Light and Wollaton’s Walking Ghosts

by Frank E Earp Whilst research for another article I came across some old notes and a newspaper cutting dated 1st October 1975. The notes and cutting refer to ghostly activity at one of Nottingham’s premier tourist spots, Wollaton Hall. … Continue reading

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1923, August, 20th: Mr Wiloughby is having a Land sale.

Wollaton, March 16th 1925 Lord Willoughby is selling some of his lands in Bramcote, Wollaton, Bilborough, Trowell and Cossall. To to be precise he is selling 4023 acres, stretching from Derby Road to the boundary of Strelley and Bilborough. It … Continue reading

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1854, April, 1st: The Kings Head Records.

Wollaton April 1st 1854: At the inquest at the Kings Head public house held before Mr C Swann: On the body of Isaac Waters after a coal pit accident at Trowell. Isaac was  a small boy of 11 years. He … Continue reading

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1750, Wollaton: Early Maps of Wollaton

Wollaton, November 15th 1753 This map piece came from the map survey written by Thomas Chapman sometime in the 1750s. Its shows the  Nottingham canal plus the Bilborough Arm going to Bilborough coal wharf, which was  in shepperds wood and … Continue reading

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