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Georgian Nottingham: Gardens, Gossip & The Luddites!, Chris Weir

11.06.2018, 2:00 pm

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On Monday 11th June 2018 starting at 2:00pm at 17 Castle Gate archivist and local historian Chris Weir will talk about Nottingham in the 18thcentury, a time of growth and prosperity but also of rapid change and the occasional riot! It will highlight gems of local 18thcentury architecture, reveal what kind of people lived in its elegant period houses and how they spent their leisure time. It will also explore some of the ‘darker side’ of the town. Where did a growing army of labouring poor live and work; and what was the impact of Luddism on Nottingham?  

Come along to 17 Castle Gate, Nottingham and hear about Georgian Nottingham, enjoy a glass of Weavers’ wines and view one of the most elegant Georgian town houses in the city. This has been kindly made possible by the Trease family.

On arrival there will be a glass of wine and a welcome from Alan Trease, the fourth generation of the Trease family of Weavers Wines and nephew of local author Geoffrey Trease.  Alan will introduce the afternoon and will highlight the special book collection written by his uncle, the author Geoffrey Trease, which is held at the house.

17 Castle Gate is a short distance up Castle Gate from Weavers (Vintner House NG1 7AQ )

Please note: there is a flight of stairs to attend the talk and view the upper area of the house.

After the talk there is an opportunity to view the rock cellars below the house.

BOOKING: to book please email: heritagetalks@outlook.com

CHARGE: £10.00  (includes glass of wine) please pay by cash on arrival

Please note there is a max of 25 attendees.

Event dedicated to local author Geoffrey Trease 1909 – 1998.  Geoffrey Trease wrote over 100 books including ‘Nottingham: A Biography’ 1970 (Macmillan)

Details

Date:
11.06.2018
Time:
2:00 pm
Cost:
£10
Event Categories:
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Organiser

Chris Weir
Email:
heritagetalks@outlook.com

Venue

17 Castle Gate
Nottingham, NG1 7AQ + Google Map

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