Even rock stars can be gramps!
Hopefully if all wont end in permanent camping.
What about a Splendour ticket?
Heres a getaway space for a chillout no hassle break – and ready for Splendour of course, remember toasted marshmallows? Fried Egg sarnies? The take away curry in a tent, caravan or a motorhome?
Fancier places on the Experience Nottinghamshire website
Sherwood Forest, What’s left of the Birklands, the Dukeries, Towns and Villages of Nottinghamshire and The River Trent
Just an Update
Nottinghamshire’s big Country Park links (more info on the Notts Parks page)
& Nottm City ‘What’s on’ Event info.
Nottingham City Council What’s On
Newstead Abbey – next their Byron Festival
(Bryron owned Colwick Hall too, but that’s a Restaurant now and the village church has gone to ruin there too.)
Lots of village cricket also cycle hire
Rufford Abbey and Park
Notts County Council
Country Park, Cistercian Abbey Ruins, Craft Centre, Rufford Mill
Towns and Villages: their history for info
The River Trent
(updates to the Notts blog soon)
Respect and Peace for the City and County (cool march past! see the Twitter links) Help for Hero’s day soon!
Don’t forget to check our own Wollaton Park ‘what’s on’ and maybe look round the blog pages
There’s sport info links and all sorts on the Wollaton_nottm twitter: see the sidebar.
Lord Middleton owned Wollaton Park and sold it to Nottm City Council around 1924. Clifton Hall belonged to Lord Clifton and is just the other side of the River Trent. The Clifton Estate land was also sold and is a large council house estate. Bestwood Park info is included in the wiki link.
Most of the families from these estates shared the role of the Sheriff of Nottingham in centuries gone by. There are other families and parks, some industrial magnates created lords, see the Notts History society link above.
HDR Fx App on Googleplay:- superb photo editing options.
Just practising …still need a mega camera but for now this is cool.
Have a lovely volunteers week:- remember too that most trade union reps are volunteers, and the best of their endeavours (not the worst) have brought about things we all take for granted like universal sufferage (a vote for everyone…although ‘they’ were quite late with womens right to vote) …sick pay, holidays and pensions…
and the Red Cross and St Johns Ambulance
‘Volunteers’ were of course often ‘pressed’ in days gone by, the navy press gang men would drop the kings shilling in unsuspecting mens beer and cart them off to work for the navy.
Also years ago the penny pamphlets and flyers were printed quietly and secretly as they were the only information workers and the ordinary people had to represent their voice, there was no social security to pay into and collect from: so work was either paid (not necessarily brilliantly well) or ‘in service’ or worse.
Often large houses like Wollaton Hall only saw the owners for around six weeks of the year. The rest of the time the tennant farming folk went about their business keeping the farms on the estate producing food for the landlord and it was sent to them wherever they were in the UK or abroad so they could entertain, if the Lord was a military man the food produced might go to help feed his regiment.
Those were the days!!
Armed Forces Weekend next..