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Beeston Heritage Open Day 10th September

10.09.2016

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2016 Programme

hods-logoEvents In and around Beeston on Saturday 10th September 2016.

Please check entries at www.heritageopendays.org.uk for last-minute changes or download a programme here

 

  • Attenborough Gravel Works Display by Nick Clarke
  • Attenborough, St.Mary the Virgin Church
  • Bartons Plc
  • Beeston & Chilwell Quakers
  • Beeston & District Civic Society
  • Beeston & Local History Society
  • Beeston Camera Club
  • Beeston Conservative Club
  • Beeston Methodist Church
  • Beeston Parish Church
  • Beeston U3A
  • Canalside Heritage Centre
  • Christ Church, Chilwell
  • Classic Car Drop in
  • Friends of Toton Fields
  • G.H. Hurt & Son Ltd
  • Greening Beeston
  • Inham Nook Allotments
  • John Clifford Primary School
  • Middlebridge Enthusiasts Scimitar Set (MESS)
  • SKN Heritage Museum
  • Strelley Village Self Guided Walk
  • Trent & Peak Archaeology
  • Wollaton Road Allotments
  • Workers Educational Association

Attenborough Gravel Works Display by Nick Clarke, Bartons plc, Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ

A display of photographs and memorabilia of Trent Gravels, which later became Ready Mixed Concrete, and latterly CEMEX of Long Lane Attenborough. After 87 years of working the site will close this year. Their worked out lakes and ponds have gone on to form the Attenborough Nature Reserve.

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Additional information: On Beeston Tram route. Trent/Barton and NCT bus-stop nearby.

Attenborough, St.Mary the Virgin Church, Church Lane, Attenborough, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 6AS

The Church is Grade I listed as a building of outstanding architectural or historic interest. The present day church consists of a medieval chancel with north vestry (now housing an organ) and south wall chancel door, clerestoried nave, north and south aisles, south porch, west tower and spire, and west-end vestries. It is set within a conventional churchyard that is walled and gated on Church Lane (north side) There will be a display of the history of the church and guide booklets available for adults and children. There is a memorial to those people killed in the WWI Chilwell Shell Explosion in the Churchyard.

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1800 Sunday: 1430-1800

Booking Details: No booking required

Bartons PLC, Barton Building, The Garage, 43-63 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ

The site of what was one of the largest private bus/coach operators in Europe in the 1960/70s. Many of the events for Heritage Open Day take place in the former bus garage, workshop and social club. On site will be a number of heritage buses in the Company livery and other related items.

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Beeston & Chilwell Quakers, Bartons plc, Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ

Quakers, or the Religious Society of Friends, have a long history of peace work and involvement with poverty, with prisoners, and with other areas of social injustice.
Find out more about why, about our past, and what we are involved in now.

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Additional information: Tram and bus stops nearby.

Beeston & District Civic Society, Bartons plc, Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ

A display featuring all the activities that the Society are and have been involved in up to the present time. There will also be details of the Open Meetings that the Society holds during the months of September-April. Throughout the summer we hold a series a walks in the South Broxtowe area. Members of the Society will be on hand to answer questions of our role in trying to make Beeston & District a better place for all who live, work, shop and visit here.

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Beeston & District Local History Society, Bartons plc, Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ

Beeston and District History Society was formed in 1972 to discover, preserve and share the history of the area and its communities. This year our alphabetical journey will focus on the streets, people, industries and local amenities connected with the letters B,C,D, E and F.
This new exhibition will include maps, scrapbooks, newspapers and photographs from the Society’s extensive archives.

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Access Information: On the Beeston Tram route. Local Trent/Barton and NCT bus stop nearby.

Beeston Camera Club, Bartons plc, Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ

A display of photographs from Beeston Camera Club members in both monochrome and colour highlighting a whole range of subject matter including natural history, landscapes, sport, and portraits.

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Additional information: Several buses and trams passing the site.

Beeston Conservative Club, New Beeston Conservative Club, 148 Station Road, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2AY

Local residents will remember the Station Road location as the old Bostocks building and some may recall its use as the Regent ballroom in the 1930s. Whilst ensuring that the interior has been completely renovated and attractively restyled and complete with all the latest features, the Club has been careful to retain and to renovate the building’s facade, for many, a well-loved feature of the street-scene. In particular, the magnificent bay window which dominated the front on the first floor with its stained glass which will be remembered as a feature of the ballroom, has been retained to form an attractive setting to the front of the lounge.

Opening Times: Thursday: 1200-1400 Friday: 1200-1400 Saturday: 1200-1400 Sunday: 1200-1400

Booking Details: No booking required

Beeston Methodist Church, Methodist Church, Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2NG

Following the uniting of four Methodist Churches in Beeston and Chilwell, a unique opportunity to see the books, photographs and artefacts, including 100 years old church banners, which the churches have gathered over the past 200 years. Maybe you or your family have been associated with one of the sites at Clarkes Lane, Chilwell, Wollaton Road, Queens Road or Chilwell Road, Beeston. This is a rare chance to see a significant part of our heritage – whatever the reason, we look forward to seeing you.

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Additional information: Suggest parking at Sainsbury’s.

Beeston Parish Church, The Square, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1EY

Come and see this mainly Victorian designed George Gilbert Scott Church with the Henry VII Chancel and Medieval Front. There is also a brass Memorial with the names of Beeston residents who died in the First World War and a Memorial book with the names of Beeston citizens who died in the Second World War and also in later conflicts. The Crimean War Memorial is in the Churchyard. The inside of the church has been re-ordered recently and all of the outside was cleaned and restored in 2013. There will also be a display of photographs of Old Beeston by Graham Hopcroft based on his books in the Yesterday’s Nottinghamshire series.
Come and see your re-furbished Parish Church! A warm welcome awaits you on all these days. Refreshments available when the church is open.

Opening Times: Thursday: 1130-1330 Friday: 1130-1330 Saturday: 1000-1600 Sunday: 1400-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Beeston U3A, Bartons plc, Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ Come and hear about educational, creative and leisure opportunities for retired people. We have over 40 interest groups which range from Local History, Family History and History to Mah-Jong, Photography, Science, Walks and Yoga. Open meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month starting at 10.00am at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Beeston. Learn about Beeston U3A and hear a speaker.

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Additional information: Bus and Tram stops nearby.

Canalside Heritage Centre, Boat & Horses Pub, Trent Road, Beeston Rylands, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1LP

A warm welcome awaits you at The Boat & Horses, only a short walk from Beeston Lock where our project is. Come and meet members of the trust who will be available to give you information about the progress of the project and volunteering opportunities etc.
Throughout the day we will have a wide range of heritage craft demonstrations where in most cases you can have a go and the opportunity to purchase items. This year again, we have narrow boat trips from the lock, traditional folk music and songs plus singalong sessions, a visit from the Nottingham Classic Ride on their historic bikes, morris dancers including Black Pig and Greenwood Clog, Nottingham Swing Dance demonstrations. Vintage clothes and bric a brac stall, children’s craft table, traditional games and story tent for all. Look out for Cissy and Ada, our very own celebrity Char Ladies who will join in with almost anything. You are encouraged to dress up in period/heritage costume and there will be prizes throughout the day for members of the public with the most inventive outfit. Come along and join in the fun, bring your friends and families. We look forward to seeing you.

Opening Times: Saturday: 1030-1630

Booking Details: No booking required

Christ Church, College Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AS

There will be a display of photos from its 100 year history to date, and ‘Modern Icons’; an art display. Enjoy delicious home made cakes and a cuppa while you browse. Toilets including disabled toilets available, easy wheelchair access.

Opening Times: Saturday: 0900-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Classic Car Drop in, Bartons plc, Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ

Although formed by 7 Carlton students in 1963, the club have met in Beeston for many years. Originally a motorsport club, in recent years many members have become involved in classic cars and preserving our transport heritage. If you have a car more than 20 years old why not come and share it with us.

Opening Times :Saturday: 1000-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Friends of Toton Fields, Bartons plc, Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ

Friends of Toton Fields – a community organisation created to manage the local nature reserve and improve knowledge about the local environment historically and environmentally.
A display of photographs and documents about the story of Toton with particular reference to the archaeology carried out in Manor Park.

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Directions: On the Beeston Tram route. Trent/Barton and NCT bus-stop nearby.

G.H. Hurt & Son Ltd., The Shawl Factory, 65 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ

G. H. Hurt & Son is renowned for its high quality knitted and hand-finished scarves and shawls. The company was established in an old seed warehouse built in 1781, where it remains to this day. Large modern and rare historic lace- knitting machines will be in action and you are invited to have a go at hand-finishing a shawl in the traditional Shetland way.

Opening Times: Saturday: 0900-1300

Booking Details: No booking required

Access Information: On-site disabled parking is very limited. Only ground floor rooms accessible to wheelchairs.

Additional information: Public Transport. Tram or bus to Chilwell.

Greening Beeston, Bartons plc, Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ

“What’s Left in the Larder?” – useful tips from the past for using leftovers and reducing food waste. Greening Beeston – a local community helping people to reduce waste, save money and protect the environment – www.greeninginbeeston.weebly.com

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Directions: Tram and bus stops nearby

Inham Nook Allotments, Slade Road, Pearson Avenue, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4GS

An opening of these allotments with a store on site selling produce including vegetables, free range eggs, and garden supplies. Refreshments will also be available.

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Additional information: Parking nearby.

John Clifford Primary School, Nether Street, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2AT

Victorian school building dating from 1898. John Clifford was a local Baptist minister and through his efforts the school was established. It later became a senior boys’ school but is now a successful primary school. Staff will be available to answer any questions.

Opening Times: Saturday: 1030-1130

Booking Details: No booking required

Access Information: As this is a Victorian building, wheelchair access is not available to all floors.

Middlebridge Enthusiasts Scimitar Set (MESS), Bartons plc, Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ

The Middlebridge Scimitar was a luxury sports car manufactured in a factory (Scimitar House on Lilac Grove, Beeston). Only a small number were made, of which most survive today.
The Owners Club have returned to Beeston for Heritage Day since 2011.
This year their display will feature a number of vehicles which have been renovated to a high standard with luxury interiors.

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

SKN Heritage Museum, Bartons plc, Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ

SKN Heritage Museum is a ‘museum without walls’ commemorating and celebrating the Caribbean contribution to life in Nottingham and the UK. Our exhibitions and events celebrate the lives and experiences of ordinary people, in a way that all people can recognise and embrace. They highlight in the way they bring the stories of ordinary people to life that Caribbeans have helped shape our shared British culture, heritage and achievements. As a social history and community museum we travel to and connect with communities; especially those who may not normally visit traditional heritage organisations through pop up exhibitions and events in Nottingham and further afield, showcasing Caribbean culture through art, music, performance and more. Why not get involved or tell your story?

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Additional information: Tram and bus stops nearby.

Strelley Village Self Guided Walk, All Saints Church, Strelley Village, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG86PE

This was a new activity last year and proved popular with all ages.
Pick up a leaflet from the Church or Mullberry Tree Cafe to guide you on your walk. Discover the history of this village as you stroll along. Walk on the worn stones of the Monks Path along Main Street. Look at the buildings in this rural village right on the edge of the City of Nottingham. The walk is under a mile in length.

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1700 Sunday: 1200-1700

Booking Details: No booking required

Access Information: Park in the Hall car park. Full disabled facilities available at the Mulberry Tree Cafe adjacent the parking area.

Directions: Strelley village is entered from the traffic light controlled crossroads on the A6002. This is the road between Nuthall and Stapleford.

Trent & Peak Archaeology, Bartons plc, Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ

Local archaeologists Trent & Peak (TPA) have been involved in a number of interesting community projects and activities since the 2015 Heritage Open Days. These include volunteer excavations at Moor Pond Wood in Papplewick, a dig at Nottingham Castle, the creation of a Young Archaeologists’ Club, and an innovative project in Lenton working with young adults with autism. There will also be news about upcoming opportunities to volunteer, and the chance to sign up for our new community bulletin. TPA will be bringing a variety of finds to handle from some of their recent excavations in the Nottingham area. A member of staff will also be giving a talk on some of the “Highlights of Trent & Peak Archaeology finds in 2016”

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1600, Talk 1230

Booking Details: No booking required

Additional information: Tram and bus stops nearby

Wollaton Road Allotments, Wollaton Road/Central Avenue, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2PH

A tour of these interesting allotments. There will be stalls selling produce, a barbeque, and tours of the Community Garden

Opening Times: Saturday: 0900-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Workers Educational Association, Bartons plc, Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ

The WEA has provided adult education since 1903 and have been in Beeston for over 100 years. We’ve an important and varied history – we supported the Suffragettes and sent a wreath to Emily Davison’s funeral; The Pitman Painters grew from a WEA class; former politicians Robin Cook and Neil Kinnock are former tutors. Visit our stand and find out more about our work, local Suffragettes and our access to the Cyril Pearce database of conscientious objectors.

Opening Times: Saturday: 1000-1500

Booking Details: No booking required

Organiser

Beeston and District Civic Society
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