Goose Fair 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/434106387082867/?ti=as

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https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/whats-on/goose-fair-2018-p358771

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Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon Events 2018 – Visit Nottinghamshire

Good Luck!!

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https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/whats-on/ikano-bank-robin-hood-marathon-events-2018-p559061

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Road closures on this links :- 

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http://www.robinhoodhalfmarathon.co.uk/race-info/travel-information.htm

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Dark Skies and fresh breezes …

Back to normal weather after a crazy winter, spring and indian summer.

The river is just 15 minutes away at Beeston and the towpath is a good walk or cycle path as long as you are careful with kids, old folk and 4-leggeds. The Marina has a pub with seats outside and theres a cafe too.  Attenborough Nature Reserve is just another 15 mins walk upstream and Beeston is good for shopping and cafes even Afternoon Tea.  Buses are infrequent to the Marina but are about once an hour maybe from the bus station. The tram goes across Nottingham and the train station takes you into Nottingham ( you can walk or cycle too) or out to all sorts of places in either direction with stations in walking distance of the River Trent. All cool for an Autumn adventure. Please take care near water.

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Attenborough Nature Reserve

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https://www.attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk/

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Hoodwinked and Lets Ride

Last chance to search for the Robins   …can we have one in the park please … … and a Cycling Event

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(its all info posts in 2018 …more Wollaton Park pics next …promise)

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https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/whats-on/hoodwinked-2018-p730331

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Lets Ride Cycle Event

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https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/whats-on/lets-ride-nottingham-p715041

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http://twitter.com/hoodwinked2018/

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Heritage Open Weekend:- Green’s Mill and Science Centre – A restored and working windmill in Nottingham, UK & Heritage Vehicles and more …

https://www.greensmill.org.uk/

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Other Heritage Open Days in Nottingham.

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https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/whats-on/heritage-open-days-2018-p454721

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Nottingham Heritage Vehicles

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https://www.facebook.com/420199864824217/posts/1108156869361843/
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The 2018 OVO Tour of Britain …stage 7, West Bridgford to Mansfield!!

Nottinghamshire hosts Stage 7 of the 2018 OVO Tour of Britain road cycling race …there are lots of tweeters, plus news stories and information on schools, villages and cycling clubs participating along the route, just search on twitter …#TourofBritain

http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/

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Spectator Guides here …Go Support:- Nottm/Notts needs hundreds of thousands of you to turn out …

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http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/stage-seven/

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http://twitter.com/TourofBritain      ..   https://www.facebook.com/ToBcycling/

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Info

https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/blog/read/2018/08/where-to-eat-drink-stay-and-play-in-south-nottinghamshire-during-the-ovo-tour-of-britain-2018-b5748
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Sadly the Tour route is not through Wollaton Park this year, but other places should have the opportunity of seeing the peloton race past ..

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Lovely September is here …and it’s the Lovely DH Lawrence Festival!

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The DH Lawrence Festival

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https://www.lleisure.co.uk/events/d-h-lawrence-festival-culture/

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https://www.facebook.com/dhlawrencemuseum/

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You can download their Festival programme here …

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https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/whats-on/the-d-h-lawrence-festival-of-culture-2018-p473751
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Lovely poetry …check the Zeppelin Nights ..

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https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=14469

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And because DH Lawrence’s  books include his characters walking from Nottingham to Eastwood, (calling at the White Horse and The Midland pub in Sons and Lovers) and as his own biography also has him walking this area, he is sure to have wandered around the same places we do too; not so much Wollaton Park although the Council did buy the park in his lifetime, but more likely Eastwood, Kimberley, Wollaton, Bramcote, Stapleford and the Canal towpaths. 

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So folks here’s lots more info on Bramcote Park, a copy of a post from Autumn 2012 (search Bramcote on the blog, theres lots of posts) and a few links to browse through on a lazy sunny afternoon. Of course the park now includes the Holocaust Garden; maybe topical in the news at the moment …but political comments are not for this blog.

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Bramcote Park, Bramcote-Stapleford border

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https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/parks-and-nature-conservation/parks-open-spaces/bramcote-hills-park/

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https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g2549021-d7854851-r273304883-Bramcote_Hills_Park-Bramcote_Nottinghamshire_England.html

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https://www.google.com/search?q=bramcote+park+nottingham&hl=en-GB&source=android-browser&prmd=minv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjks_WkmZbdAhWSOsAKHR5kC94Q_AUIEigC&biw=1280&bih=800

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There’s even a Royal Connection (it should say Mrs Susan Barrantes, formerly Mrs Susan Fergusson, neè Miss Susan Wright)

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Barrantes

and our lovely landmark

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The Hemlock Stone

https://wp.me/p2HYAd-CH

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Hopefully all these links are ok.

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Oh by eck, it just mite be 

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The wrong book …

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Autumn

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http://www.blackcatpoems.com/l/song_day_in_autumn.html

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https://www.bartleby.com/128/41.html

Dont forget to read the awesomely wonderful DH Lawence’s novels …and his biography !!

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Happy Festie!! 

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Just cant shrink the pic sizes with the new app.. without the pc…

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Pre-pay limited carparking at attractions ….Parkwood Outdoors Rufford Abbey Country Park

See the Facebook link at the bottom of the webpage …the Rufford Abbey Country Park – and others have new restricted pre-paid car parking constraints and only general parking after 13.30pm …it applies at other places too, so check the websites ..
https://www.parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk/centre/rufford-abbey/

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Ideas ..

https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/blog/read/2018/08/10-historical-hidden-gems-you-might-not-have-visited-in-nottinghamshire-b5729

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https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/leisure-centres-and-sport/

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https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/

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https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/things-to-do/east-midlands/nottinghamshire

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or just chill out in the Park with a picnic … annual car park tickets are around £60 for the year, from the courtyard shop.

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Info on The Deer Initiative (about Wild Deer; but WollyPark is a Deer Farm!)

http://www.thedeerinitiative.co.uk/about_wild_deer/

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and how do i change the slideshow background from black to white, or green? Anything but a black background, it’s an ok colour but both the menu and slideshow need a brighter colour – it’s summer – and without changing the blog theme!  Ans on a comment pse, ta.

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