Archery GB:- Wollaton Park Saturday 24th September

Archery GB Website info:-

The Nottingham Building Society National Series Final

Archery GB is thrilled to be bringing archery back home to Nottingham, on Saturday 24 September, 2016, 10am-5pm. For the fourth year running, the National Series Final will be hosted at Wollaton Hall which will be transformed into a head-to-head archery competition. The event will be run in the same format as the Olympics/Paralympics, which proved extremely popular with spectators at London 2012 and those watching the recent Games in Rio.

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Changing images to a reasonable size is going to take ages, the default was 1000 and hopefully changing settings will help as the ‘app’ sliding gadget hasnt worked.

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Late Summer Evenings ! Harvest-time


Late Summer Evenings


The County folk are just about finishing the traditional Harvest, but all the fruit has to ripen and the leaves change colour for Autumn beginning on 20-21 September.

In the online world:  a super new App – Photo Collada, it makes interesting designs; even stamps to collect!


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25th September: Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon & Half Marathon

Website including road closure information for 25th September 2016 – some roads around Wollaton, and obviously Nottingham (including public transport) will be affected for a short while!

Good Luck everyone!! Hope its sunshiny enough but not too hot – a perfect late summer day!!

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BeGungHo – this weekend Wollaton Park


All they need now is a Sunshiny weekend and lots of people !! kk

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Just lovely by the River

and only ten minutes away by car! Slightly more complicated by bus as the    Beeston Rylands bus 18 from Beeston bus station (Derby Rd and the 36 to Chilwell takes you to Beeston bus and tram station) runs less frequently.

Its not clear if theres a three stop hop ticket to make a double bus company journey cheaper. Buying NCT and Trent Barton outside the Kangeroo area can mean £3.50 plus the Trent Barton retun fare – its not so bad with group tickets …

Its not too far to walk from Beeston bus and tram station or nearer still the train station!

Its also possible to catch the Trent Barton 18 to Beeston Marina from the Queens Med – you might have to change and swap outbound for inbound at Beeston bus station.


Looking towards the Weir, and on to Nottingham. There is a footpath all the way and it meets the Victoria Embankment after Clifton Bridge.


Beeston Marina, I think some of the Boat owners acknowledged that the photo was going on the blog!

This is looking towards Attenborough and you can walk there along the River – theres a footpath to the right into Attenborough Nature Reserve.

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Park Opening Times & Twitter Info

The Park

The opening times page is now updated and has the Nottingham City Council website link and car parking info.

The linked ‘Wollaton_nottm’ twitter account is essentially a twitter with ‘Days out’ and Sport retweets-and information retweets from places in the E-W Midlands and S Yorkshire each week those places send out info on their amenity-park-organisation-museum and events that folk in Nottingham can travel to for a day out.

The blog has similar info on the pages with static links (these need regular checking, comment please if a link is out of date! Thanks)

You can find the twitter on the blog Sidebar:- scroll down! Or if you have your own twitter account (easily set up with your email address) and you ‘follow’ Wollaton_nottm the tweets will arrive in your account each week.

These tweets will move up the blog sidebar soon – …when three mobile let me tether 30Gb of my payg all you can eat data!


Tweeting Days Out and Sports retweets weekends and other tidbits like Allergies once a week, Trending Events (e.g.Olympics Paralympics, Footie match links Cycling, our Splendour, other local parks and events) as and when! Also Lots lists for Twitter Account folk to import.

Twitter Campaign: A plea on each retweet-tweet for automatic Facebook-blog-website shared pics to be smaller as Twitter was designed for 140 characters and pic-vid sizes are going to 40-60Mb costing kids and folk lots datatime just scrolling!


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Events in Nottingham Heritage Open Day

 – 11 September: <a href="”>Heritage Open Days in Nottingham

FREE tours, events and activities to bring local history to life.

10 – 11 September: FREE entry at <a href="”>Nottingham Castle and <a href="”>Newstead Abbey

Check Newstead Abbey’s Visit Us page for Parking Charges and public transport info and exactly what’s free this weekend. This blog info for Newstead is on the Notts Parks and Dukeries Page

Enjoy free entry as part of Heritage Open Days. 

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Celebrate south Asian culture at this FREE celebration, with live music, dance performances, sports and games, family fun, food and craft stalls, as well as tuk tuk rides around the Castle grounds

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Nottingham Castle Facebook

Its a tad difficult sorting links via the android, as these ones are posted via social media multiple account apps like hootsuite and tweetcaster from My Nottingham and then shared – it just takes ages to recopy the web-address so they link through.

Nottingham Castle:- this blog has purposefully not covered Nottingham Castle very much over the years, in the hope someone else would take up an ‘ordinary persons’ view of those super Castle events and have-had the chance to create their own blog. Mostly photo’s are on the Nottingham Flickr group.

Group Rider Ticket NCT Nottingham

There are Park and Ride sites – Wolly Park isn’t one of them, kk.

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Summer Nights Film Festival

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Nottingham Carnival Victoria Embankment


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