Category Archives: Interesting History glimpses

100 Years on

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Passchendaele A Daisytrail collage made 14 Nov 2010 for my Great Uncle Harry Thomas M. (in the pics). Wars are terrible,  I dont know where my Great Harry fought or where another Uncle of mine Uncle Charles his childhood friend … Continue reading

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Wollaton Park Autokarna this weekend!

Always a fun day out in Wolly Park! Including:- http://www.pwa7c.co.uk/eventsautokarna.php (last year it was ok to share a link and pic so here’s the Pre War Austin Seven Club website link again for 2015!) A lovely family day out, supported … Continue reading

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

Gedling Show – Gedling Borough Council http://www.gedling.gov.uk/mobile/leisure/artseventsandplay/gedlingshow/

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Bank Holiday Weekend

Latest Summer Screening Info (front page link – also on Fbk) http://summernightsfilm.co.uk/venues/wollaton-hall/ 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, … Continue reading

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The River Trent Looking Towards Clifton

Modern Info The Big Wheel Cycle Website – there are cycle routes all around Nottingham check the website. http://www.thebigwheel.org.uk/change-your-travel-2/cycling-2/ *** History and Geography links between France and England … linking to Nottingham http://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A2KLj9MgkLpTJFAAMx1NBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTBsZ29xY3ZzBHNlYwNzZWFyY2gEc2xrA2J1dHRvbg–?p=dordoigne&fr=mcafee&fr2=sb-top&ei=utf-8&n=60&x=wrt&y=Search It’s possible to cycle along the River Trent … Continue reading

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Le Tour

Le Tour of Britain cycle race is racing through the UK with its start in Yorkshire and then on to France (see the Le Tour website and Twitter and the twitter on the sidebar) Some lateral thinking …even though its … Continue reading

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Nottingham Industrial Museum

Steaming Sunday’s are the last weekend in the month, so this weekend the Industrial Museum will have working Steam Engines! http://www.nottinghamindustrialmuseum.co.uk/ There’s a small entrance fee. The park doesn’t have a cash machine: there are ones at the three local … Continue reading

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Autokarna

Fingers crossed for a scorching summer! Autokarna June 01 weekend 2014 has been clear blue skies, bright sunshine and happy folk but something was missing probably the security of the 60s and 70s 40,000 factory jobs where there were no … Continue reading

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Autokarna this weekend

There’s the annual Autokarna on the Park this week http://nottinghamcity.gov.uk/autokarna The Pre-War Austin Seven Club will be there … http://pwa7c.co.uk/eventsautokarna.php  

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Clean Water and Violets

Time for words – Some Folklore info – and a quote from a modern fiction book. Partly for the sad news yesterday. For Sad times – and for the people who made lace and those who wear it – may … Continue reading

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