26 March 2014

New historical guides to walking and cycling in Nottingham

Chris Matthews has designed and written two historical guides to walking and cycling in the Nottingham suburbs of Aspley and Bilborough. These well produced and informative guides are freely available from most public libraries in the city or can be downloaded from his website (where you can also find Blog entries to accompany the guides):
There is also a launch event at St John's Church in Bilborough on Saturday, 5th April (6-8pm), which will include a talk about the history of the area with 'specially sourced archive film footage'.

13 March 2014

'I worked at Raleigh' website launched

Nottingham University and Excavate (formerly Hanby & Barratt) have collaborated on a new website that aims to capture 'the voices and stories of local people who worked at Raleigh.' The Raleigh bicycle factory on Triumph Road in Radford closed in 2002 and the website holds a range of audio recordings and short films that provide a comprehensive overview of what it was like to work at one of Nottingham's most important companies.

6 March 2014

"Community Archaeology in the East Midlands" conference, 5th April 2014

Mercian Archaeological Services CIC are holding a Spring Conference, "Community Archaeology in the East Midlands," on the 5th April at Nottingham University Museum conference room.
The day begins at 9.30am with talks beginning from 10am. The museum will be open throughout the day and there will be displays of community archaeology around the site.
For further information see the Mercian Archaeology website.