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Discover Your Nottingham: Our Sporting Heritage Talk and Workshop

26 September, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

| £8

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Nottingham and Nottinghamshire WEA

On Thursday 26th September 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Join us in the latest talk/workshop at THINK Café, Cobden Chambers, Pelham Street, Nottingham NG1 2ED

 

Local historian Chris Weir will recall great sporting legends, including the renowned pugilist ‘Bendigo’; Tom Blower, The Human Torpedo’ the record-breaking cross-channel swimmer, the world famous Torvill and Dean; and many more.

 

There will be memories of all kinds of sport; from football and cricket to rowing, cycling and tennis. Even the noble art of naked walking in the 18th century will be recalled, in 1773 no less than 15,000 spectators gathered on the Forest to witness a naked ‘footrace between two noted pedestrians’! Come along and find out more!

 

Explore Nottinghom’s sporting heritage. You are welcome to bring along your memorabilia or photographs to the talk/workshop though please note we cannot be responsible for the security of the items at the session. Fee – £8.00 (all fees non-refundable, all payable in advance).

 

Interested? Book by phone on 0300303 3464 or at enrolonline.wea.org.uk (searching using Our Sporting Heritage and the reference C2341820)

 

For further information or queries please email rcook@wea.org.uk.

Details

Date:
26 September
Time:
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Cost:
£8

Organiser

Nottingham WEA
Phone:
0115 9628416
Email:
jgelsthorpe@wea.org.uk
Website:
wea.org.uk

Venue

THINK Cafe
Cobden Chambers, Pelham Street
Nottingham, NG1 2ED
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