Presented by Chris Matthews and Juliet Line of TravelRight.
Chris Matthews, a leading Nottingham local historian and co-author of Towns in Britain will be talking about the local history and the public engagement work he has been doing in collaboration with TravelRight in north Nottingham, namely Aspley, Bilborough, Bulwell, Beechdale, Broxtowe, Strelley, Cinderhill and Bestwood.
He will talk about the making of TravelRight’s local history walking and cycling guides which, with their walks and other events, have drawn considerable new audiences towards an interest in the history of these overlooked areas. Chris will illustrate his talk with a slide-show which has come out of this work.
Juliet Line from TravelRight will also be telling us more about the organisation and its pioneering work in Greater Nottingham. This season TravelRight launched two brand new historical walking and cycling guides. King Coal and Smoke in the Valley which were specially commissioned illustrated histories of the areas of Bulwell, Basford and Bestwood. On 25th September 2014 TravelRight organised an event to take participants from Bulwell Bus Station along the historically rich number 35 route. Transport historian Robert Howard lead the commentary and discussion.
TravelRight is part of the Sustainable Travel Collective Ltd, a charity promoting and encouraging the development and use of sustainable forms of travel.
TravelRight is being delivered as part of the Nottingham Urban Area’s successful Local Sustainable Transport Fund programme helping to establish Nottingham as an exemplar for integrated sustainable transport.
For further details visit www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/lstfprojects
This is a FREE event open to anyone with an interest in local history.
Refreshments will be available.