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Gedling Show too Sunday 31st & 2 Lancaster Bomber WW2 Aircraft Flypast

August 29, 2014

Gedling Show – Gedling Borough Council

Archery this weekend 30-31 August in Wollaton Park

August 29, 2014

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Nottingham Weekend 30-31 August Events

August 26, 2014

Aside from the Road Closures (see the earlier post), there should be a fun weekend.

There’s Bright Sunshiny day ordered.

Archery in Wollaton Park

Mela Weekender: 30 & 31 August – Nottingham City Council

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One Day Match Trent Bridge (Nottm City Council events info)

Trent Bridge Cricket

Woodland Shared Memories

August 23, 2014

This info on this page has been moved to the Notts Woodland page!

Events – Aircraft & Airshows Including the Two Lancasters

August 22, 2014

This may be a small village event, maybe check with the organisers if you are an aviation enthusiast

There are lots of websites that probably have more information on particular events happening to comemorate WW1 and also the visit of the Canadian Lancaster Bomber Aircraft.

However this weekend in Lincs apparently there is a Memorial being unveiled with a flypast of the two Lancaster Bombers, (see the facebook link on the sidebar for photos of them and RAF Waddington Facebook & twitter), obviously any Flypast is subject to the weather.

This link has a calendar for more events and there may be an official calendar on the RAF Waddington link.

The East Lincs Memorial & Dedication at RAF Strubby info was reported here (there is a share link on their post)

and there’s a poster on this Facebook

The nearby Village of Alford has a Summer Fair – info on the blog facebook link.

More RAF interesting info -

The RAF Museum at Cosford has lots of information on Aircraft, its in Staffordshire and is open seven days a week with free Admission.

Bank Holiday Weekend

August 21, 2014

Latest Summer Screening Info (front page link – also on Fbk)


Robin Hood Country is there in the Forests and Woods and the Walks by the River and in the Villages and County Towns, the Derbyshire Dales and Castles, you just have to look beyond the 16th-21st Century!

Archery next weekend!

Ideas for this Bank Holiday Weekend:

The other big Country Parks in Nottingham and Notts and neighbouring counties are cool for a visit (and there are three days this weekend to fill) its possible to visit and be home for late evening and start again the next day!

Check all the pages for ideas and the twitter (& its lists)

There are Museums and Steam Railways, and Vintage Tramways and and all kinds of places to see and visit. Stately homes and grounds and Castles and Reservoirs. Valleys and Dales and Cycle Trails – all this lovely East Midlands is a region that if you are prepared to explore; is absolutely stunningly beautiful with Parkland, Super Countryside (particularly the Peak District it has super Valleys and Dales) and awesome Rivers. Even the roads are good! It’s interesting and doesn’t have to cost more than travel and parking and a picnic. Some places of course have an entrance fee and website links with info are on the blog pages.

There’s the River Trent at the Embankment in the City and out on the road towards Southwell you can turn towards the river and find lots of places for a walk on the riverside with lunch or restaurant stops and even river trips. Check the pages.

Across the Trent is the National Watersports Activity Centre and Country Park.

There are smaller parks, University Boating Lake, Bramcote Park, Shipley Park and other ones near all the County Towns. has a villages page with a pubs list and info.

Some events are happening check the outdoor screening and theatre.

Drive safely, hop back or start off from Wollaton Park maybe.

Have a lovely weekend.

There’s outdoor screenings and theatre in the City and at Newstead Abbey - rugs to sit on and brollys possibly!

Homepage : Nottingham City Council


Outdoor Screening in Wollaton Park

Gravity, Grease

Newstead Abbey

George’s Marvelous Medicine

Other Parks and Green Spaces

The lovely Clumber Park

Sherwood Forest Craft Centre next to Sherwood Forest

National Watersports Country Park

Attenborough Nature Reserve

Derbyshire (just a little further N – South Yorks!)



The Reservoirs are Rutland Water, Carsington Reservoir and Ladybower Reservoir in Derbyshire. Theres swimming and a beach at Rutland!

Dont forget the County Towns are cool too, some will have Markets for the Bank Holiday eg Bakewell in Derbys (early to miss the traffic!

Explore the blog theres lots of info!

Wollaton Park of course is there if you have to work to keep other folks happy (thanks all the Bank Holiday workers, especially if it means you miss family days out – next weekend or days together in the week?

The Cafe sell lovely coffees and snacks and theres the Industrial Museum. There are lots pubs and Restaurants around Wollaton and Beeston town.

Net Phase Two & A453 & Other Info

August 20, 2014

The Local Nottingham City Transport System looks as if it could be under stress at the end of August and the beginning of September including the Motorway link to the Airport. (A half hour extra for the Airport could be optimistic but thats what the info says)

If you are planning to stay in the City it might be wise to pick carefully as it could be difficult to change sides of the river over one weekend – if the route into the City from Clifton Bridge via Dunkirk Island is closed it would be wise to check the details on the City Info Link. It might just be easier to not cross the river and find accommodation based on practicalities.

If you are working maybe a similar idea could be the stressless option.

Info links are below.

Short Info Link here and a twitter link at @netphasetwo

The month of August & early Sept City Council Info.

Transport Projects (maps on My Nottingham Facebook)

Lateral thinking …

Google search List of Nottingham-Notts Motorhome Hire Info:-


National Watersports Centre Campsite

Experience Nottinghamshire Info link:-

This info is also on the bottom of the travel & weather page


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