Remembering Long Eaton, Beeston and Chilwell by Julia Powell

It’s here at last! New publication ‘Remembering Long Eaton, Beeston and Chilwell’, edited by Julia Powell.This second collection of reminiscences from folk living in the area contains stories from the 1920s up to the 1970s. Are you aware that much of the so-called Nottingham lace was actually made in Long Eaton? Do you remember the Co-op department store, Laceys, Gilberts, The Oxford café at Therm House, The Royal, The Empire and Betty’s Spot Café? Did you know the late Norman Wisdom bought a Rolls Bentley from a man living in Chilwell and that a party was held for the Rolling Stones in Beeston in the 1960s? You can read more about these, along with tales of school and work experiences, shops long gone and other fascinating facts in this book. Official launch and book signing at Heaps Stationers, Main Street, Long Eaton by the Mayor of Erewash at 10.30am on Saturday 16th December 2017. Advance copies available at Heaps Stationers or via www.beestonhistory.org.uk