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Lambley Historical Society

Who better to conduct us round Nottingham on a sunny Sunday afternoon in July than Chris Weir, our president, in a cap of Sherwood Green complete with feather? Chris not only is a fund of knowledge but also has the ability to make facts interesting, relevant and humorous.

Our tour started in the Lace Market passing Paul Smith’s first shop, the church- turned- restaurant and the site of Nottingham’s last hanging on the steps of Shire Hall, now a museum of Crime and Punishment. The contrast between old and new continued among the warehouses of the world’s lace industry, imposing examples of Victorian industrial architecture now reinvented as University buildings or exclusive apartments.

Moving downhill from St. Mary’s church and its gravestone stories, we joined the crowds in the old Market Square, admired the Council House lions and climbed Friar Lane to the Castle precinct.  Robin Hood’s statue was surrounded by photographers but we created quite enough interest listening to our own Robin Hood. One small boy wormed his way through to Chris’s feet, much to the consternation of his parents but Chris, never at a loss, chatted to him and let him wear his feathered hat.  For one young man, Robin Hood is Alive and Well!

Where else to go and rest our feet and quench our thirsts than in The Trip to Jerusalem? So ended our final summer outing of 2017.

We start our autumn programme of talks on September 25th in the W.I.Hall in Lowdham at 7.30pm when Stephen Cooper will take us on a virtual bike ride of Nottinghamshire. No specialist gear is required but we have been told to expect surprises.


More information contact Kay on 0115 9313646 or John on 0115 9313066 or visit our website




Member Julie Payne gave a talk on her association with the charity Reach. Harry and Julie have fostered and adopted children with learning difficulties so have a great appreciation of the many services provided by Reach.

The after talk buffet lunch was made extra special as Robin and Kay Old served cake and champagne to celebrate their Golden Wedding. The beautiful cake was decorated with a flower spray and butterflies all hand made by fellow member Carol Brown.

The group were blessed to have lovely sunshine for their trip on the Nottingham Princess River Boat. The 3 hour trip, which included a 3 course lunch, was a lovely way for members Bernand and June Lancaster to celebrate their 51st Wedding Anniversary.

If you want information about this friendly independent group please phone Sandra & Michael on 01636 812399 or email

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Woodborough in Bloom

A date for your diary:
Autumn Coffee Morning on Wednesday 7th September 10.30am Thorneywood Cottage  Main Street.

Cake stall and raffle.


First Monday in the Month

at 7.30pm

All welcome - Raffle & Refreshments


See the chiropodist on

Tuesday 19th September

from 8.30am to 11.30am,
in the Institute, Roe Lane, Woodborough.


The next meet of the Oxton Camera Club is on Tuesday 5 Sept from 7.30pm at the Green Dragon pub.
Theme for this month is bugs, beasts and wildlife so get your Sir David Attenborough skills out and get hunting!
Also, this may be the last camera club that I will attend for a while as I have sold my house in Oxton and will be leaving the village. It was always hard to know when the date would come but an offer has been accepted and completion is due early Oct. I'm also away in China for 2 1/2 weeks on a photo assignment in between so it will be all hands to the pump!
Take care, Simon.