Discover Your Nottingham: Our Sporting Heritage

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire WEA

Join us in the latest talk/workshop and guided walk in the popular ‘Discover your Nottingham’ series to discover the personalities, highlights and curiosities of the City’s Sporting Heritage.

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!

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Thursday 26 September 2019
6:00 – 8:00pm
at THINK Café, Cobden Chambers, Pelham
Street, Nottingham NG1 2ED

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).

Guided Heritage Walk
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Saturday 28 September 2019
10:30am – 12:30pm

Meet at the Trent Bridge Kiosk, behind ‘The Brewhouse and Kitchen’ on the north side of Trent Bridge. This will be a linear walk from Trent Bridge/The Embankment, over Trent Bridge to the Cricket Ground, where we will have a short viewing of the precious greensward. Next the walk
proceeds by the Nottingham Forest Football Stadium and along by the river passing the Rowing Clubs, then back over the bridge, past Notts County Ground and finally along Nottingham Canal finishing at the Ice Arena.
Fee – £8.00 (all fees non-refundable, all payable in advance).

Interested? Book by phone on 0300303 3464 or at (searching using Our Sporting Heritage)

For further information or queries please email

Students are responsible for their own safety when on the walk.

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