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Feb 27th Richard Bridgford – Gin Lane to the Band of Hope
This talk highlights the problems caused by the changes in drinking habits due to urbanisation and industrialisation as well as the rise of the Temperance movement in response to those problems.
Mar 27th Mike Chapman – A History of Local Brick
A talk on the history of brickmaking and how the industry remains today of significant local and national importance.
Apr 24th Derek Brickell -
An eyewitness account of the Kegworth Air Disaster and its impact on East Midlands Airport, British Midland, those involved and the wider air transport industry.
May 21st (Sun) Stephen Wright – Guided walk around Netherfield
Following our fascinating slide show in 2022, Stephen will take us from green fields to a railway and industrial town as Netherfield became a commuter settlement and a suburb of Nottingham. Find out more on this easy walk
June 14th (Weds) Nottingham Rock Cemetery guided tour
This is a unique opportunity to visit the fascinating catacombs beneath Rock Cemetery. A guided tour will provide an introduction and background to the creation of the Cemetery itself, highlighting some of the beautifully hand-
July 22nd (Sat) Visit to St Leonards Church and the Dovecote at Wollaton
We will be given a guided tour of St Leonards church followed by a visit to the 16th century Dovecote where you will step into a remarkable building and back into Wollaton history.
Sep 25th Andy Smart – Bygones from Nottingham
Lots of different stories that have appeared in the Bygones magazine over the years, all supported by old photos and a few anecdotes from his years in journalism.
Oct 23rd Jonathan Smith -
An insight into the fascinating hobby of Metal Detecting... The equipment, the method, the funny stories and most of all, the historical artefacts and answering the question "What was that used for?". Opportunity to hold a Roman Brooch, neolithic tool or a medieval coin at the end of the talk.
Nov 27th Laura Parker –The Archaeology of the NET2 Tram
The talk will look at the works completed during the construction of the NET2 tram route from Nottingham city centre to Clifton and Toton and what archaeology was uncovered during the works.
All talks take place at Lowdham WI Hall, start at 7.30 and are followed by tea or coffee afterwards. New members and guests always welcome.