Carlton & Gedling

Local History

ABOUT THE GROUP
Joint Convenor: Graham PalmerPhone: 0787 652 7285
Joint Convenor: Anne PalmerPhone: 0787 652 7286
Assistant Convenor:Nick ClarkePhone: 0790 991 7127
Meeting venue:See below2:00pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month

We usually meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, either indoors at Richard Herrod or we have visits and walks around local places of historical interest. To see reports and photos from previous meetings, click Local History 2020 or one of the links in the sidebar menu (where you can also find links to our Local History Trails and Local History Research projects).

FUTURE MEETINGS

17th March: ST. MARY'S CHURCH
A guided tour of St Marys church, High Pavement. Note the early start time of 1:30pm.

For an overview of future meetings click View Public Calendar and select Local History from the drop-down list. Alternatively, members of Carlton & Gedling U3A may Login to the Members Portal to access more detailed information about future meetings.

Anybody who has indicated that they are coming along on one of our visits who then finds that they cannot make it, please let us know so that we can try to allocate your place to someone else and we do not need to delay the start of the visit waiting for you. Failure to do this affects the whole of our party, as we hang around. Many thanks for your consideration.

CONTACT THE GROUP CONVENOR

Nick Clark Anne Palmer Graham Palmer To send an email to Graham, click Contact the Local History Group
Nick ClarkeAnne PalmerGraham Palmer

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LOCAL PUB HERITAGE
Click Local Pub Heritage to see articles about the history of some of our local pubs and beers that have been brewed to commemorate notable local people.

CHILDHOOD STORY
Click Childhood story to see an article about one person's childhood memories in the 1920s. This may re-kindle some memories for you, thought we probably didn't have quite such a harsh childhood ourselves. If you have any comments, reminiscences of your own etc, please send a comment to Susan (from that page). We are currently trying to get her to compose a little introduction to the story, and we can hopefully expand on this.

AT HOME RESEARCH PROJECTS
We have put together a list of suggested projects (see below), together with names of those interested in performing research. Please have a look through and if there are any you fancy researching then let us know.

We anticipate that research will be carried out as and when you have the time and inclination, and will probably mostly entail use of the internet, local libraries and the Nottingham Archives. These projects are medium term, with no rush to complete. We anticipate having occasional meetings to discuss findings, and then putting updates onto the website.

Anne & Graham have subscriptions to Ancestry (UK) and Find My Past (worldwide) (which includes access to the 1939 register and the British Newspaper Archive), so if required we can look something up for you. Note that County libraries also have access to Ancestry free of charge to members, while the City libraries have Find My Past.

The important thing to remember in doing this research is to keep track of all relevant references that you find (e.g. book titles, web pages etc.).

Can I ask those of you who are undertaking some research for one of our projects ‘how are you getting on?’. Please let us know, and we will arrange a meeting soon to catch up on progress.

  • Street names – their origins and timelines etc. (Graham Palmer, Graeme & Susan Bunting, Janet Allen, Gill Horrocks)
  • Gedling village history (Christine Cracknell)
  • Trades & Occupations – how they have changed over the years, and why
  • Lives of ordinary people e.g. impact of Black Death, Industrial Revolution, world wars, etc.
  • Buildings of certain types e.g. churches & chapels, theatre, music halls, windmills, etc.
  • Railways
  • World War I at home
  • Carlton cemeteries, War Memorials, Commonwealth war graves, etc. (Maureen Shaw)
  • General Strike in Nottingham (Paul Martinez)
  • Local winners of VC (there is a plaque in Nottm Castle entrance) (Steve & Carol Cliffe)
  • Old shops in the area
  • The role of Nottingham Castle in history
  • Cricket - Local characters
  • Medicine in the district – local doctors, pharmacies etc
  • Inventions & discoveries made locally

Click Local Street Names to see a summary of the data gathered so far on the origins of local street names. If anyone has any information about the origin of any street name in the area and/or the date when it was named we would like to hear from you.

BOOKS & MAPS TO BORROW
Thanks to the generosity of Colin Harrison and others, we have had a number of books on local history donated to the group - click Books to Borrow. If you would like to borrow any of these books, please let us know and we will bring them along to the next monthly meeting for you.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE LOCAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION (NLHA)
We have recently subscribed to the NLHA. The benefits include a bi-yearly magazine (which we will have on our group table each month) and a monthly email newsletter (to which anyone can individually subscribe by clicking subscribe to NLHA newsletter). You can also view the newsletters on the NLHA website.

The NLHA gives grants to aid any local group in the publishing of any research carried out. We are probably some way from needing this, but it may be useful sometime in the future.

HERITAGE GUIDES
Gedling Heritage Guide was commissioned by Gedling Borough Council. To see photos and descriptions of various points of interest within Gedling Borough click on one of the little blue icons followed by "Play media". Some of the photos used originate from our Gedling/Carlton/Netherfield Trail walks.

Graces Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. The website contains over 100,000 pages of information and over 150,000 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

A web page created by the University of Nottingham which takes the form of a Periodic Table of the elements with links to local themes; this will be of general interest as well as scientific! Nottingham Periodic Table

OLD MAPS
NLS on-line maps contains old maps of Scotland and England. To view maps of the Nottingham area select England & Wales, Ordnance Survey from the drop-down list "1" and select the type and date of map that you wish to view from the drop-down list "2". Next click the area on the main map that you wish to see. A selection of available maps will open up on the right hand side of the page.

Nottinghamshire Insight Mapping contains more old maps of Nottinghamshire.

OLD PHOTOS
Picture the Past contains thousands of old photographs of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire - and there is a new site called Picture Nottingham.

Britain From Above contains old aerial photographs of Nottingham and the rest of Britain taken between 1919 and 1953.

OLD VIDEO
1902 Tram Ride shows a fascinating record of Edwardian Nottingham, filmed from the driver's platform of a tram on a single journey through the city centre between its two main stations. The sequence follows the same route as today's Nottingham Express Transit tramway, taking the viewer along Listergate and Wheelergate into Old Market Square before turning right into Long Row and on into Queen Street.

More Group Pages
Ale, Cider & Lager Tasting Alternative Book Club Art Art Appreciation
Bird Watching Bonsai Book Club Bridge and Whist
Canasta Classical Music Study Coffee Morning Computing
Crafts Creative Writing Cycling Discussion
Drama Family History Five Miles and a cup of tea French Conversation
General Meeting Greenfingers Grouchy Girls Grumpy Old Men
History Study Indoor Bowls International Dining Knit & Stitch
Local History Making Music For Fun Memory Course Music Appreciation
New Members Meeting Opera Study Photography Pickleball
Poetry Appreciation Railway Enthusiasts Religious Architecture Science
Scrabble Sewing Singing for Pleasure Striders Walking
Table Tennis Tai Chi Tea Dancing Ten Pin Bowling
Theatre Trips and Visits Wellbeing Wine Tasting
More Group Pages
Ale, Cider & Lager Tasting Alternative Book Club
Art Art Appreciation
Bird Watching Bonsai
Book Club Bridge and Whist
Canasta Classical Music Study
Coffee Morning Computing
Crafts Creative Writing
Cycling Discussion
Drama Family History
Five Miles and a cup of tea French Conversation
General Meeting Greenfingers
Grouchy Girls Grumpy Old Men
History Study Indoor Bowls
International Dining Knit & Stitch
Local History Making Music For Fun
Memory Course Music Appreciation
New Members Meeting Opera Study
Photography Pickleball
Poetry Appreciation Railway Enthusiasts
Religious Architecture Science
Scrabble Sewing
Singing for Pleasure Striders Walking
Table Tennis Tai Chi
Tea Dancing Ten Pin Bowling
Theatre Trips and Visits
Wellbeing Wine Tasting