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Beeston Heritage Open Day 8th September


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2016 Programme

hods-logoEvents In and around Beeston on Thursday 8th September 2016.

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


  • Beeston Conservative Club
  • Beeston Fields Golf Club, Club House Tour
  • Beeston Parish Church
  • Chilwell Depot
  • Fred Hallam Ltd

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 Fields Golf Club, Club House Tour, Beeston Fields Golf Club, Old Drive, Off Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 3DA

Rebuilt by Alfred Fellows of the Nottingham banking family, in 1837, this prestigious building has been owned by Sir Albert Ball, father of the WWI flying ace, and Sir Frank Bowden of the Raleigh Cycle Company. In 1923, Alfred Mitchell, a local motor agent bought more land and established a golf club. A rare opportunity to tour the house.
This tour is in the clubhouse and immediate area outside. Most of it is accessible.

Opening Times: Thursday: Tour 1030-1200

Booking Details: Pre-booking: Required
Booking essential before 7th September Contact: Richard English Call: 0115 925 2518 Booking closes: 7 September 2016. Max 40 people per tour/session.

Access Information: The tour is of the club house and immediate vicinity. Access to the car park is barrier controlled so visitors will need assistance to get out.

Directions: Turn off the A52 onto Wollaton Road towards Beeston town centre. The entrance is 500 yards on the right just after the cemetry.

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 refurbished 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

Chilwell Depot, Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 5HA

A rare opportunity to see the memorial of the 1918 Explosion which took place in Chilwell. This will be accompanied by a BBC film and a presentation of the life of the Depot from its inception to its role today.

2 hour Tour – 1 hour of it is in the auditorium at the depot.

Opening Times :Thursday: Tour 1300

Booking Details: Pre-booking: Required
Contact: Eileen Atherton Call: 0115 9677260 Email: beestoncivicsociety@gmail.com Write to: 4 Penrhyn Crescent Booking opens: 1 May 2016 Booking closes: 12 August 2016

Access Information: The tour requires a lot of walking; visitors are requested to contact the Beeston & District Civic Society on 0115 9677260 or email beestoncivicsociety@gmail.com, so that facilities can be made available for disabled transport. PLEASE NOTE: PRE- BOOKING REQUIRED. MAXIMUM 80 visitors. All visitors names and addresses have to be approved by MOD prior to visit.

Additional information: Car parking available inside the depot. Evidence of ID must be shown at the gate.

Fred Hallam Ltd, Fred Hallam Ltd, 23 High Road, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2JQ

Hallams family run business has been serving local people with fresh fruit, vegetables and fish for over a hundred years. Come and see a display of captioned photographs telling the story in its historical context. Miles and Andrew Hallam of the present generation will be here to chat about the pictures and family history.

Visitors will be able to ask questions relating to the historic photos of our family shop and the way the family ran the business from the outset, during the war and to the present day. We will also be able to answer questions from information gathered over the years relating to events pictured and other surrounding businesses in Beeston.

Opening Times: Thursday: 1000-1600

Booking Details: No booking required

Access Information: Visitors need to be aware that the event times are in business open hours and consideration and patience must be given to shop customers on the day and the needs of the everyday running of the business during these hours. Any large groups of visitors planning to visit on the day please make prior appointment by contacting them direct on the contact details below.

Additional information: Due to food hygiene regulations only guide dogs allowed on site.


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