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Lambley Historical Society

Earlier in the summer, members were able to go on a tour of Nottingham Arboretum with Valerie Wood, from the “Friends of the Arboretum” and see for themselves the subject of Judith Mills’s talk that had created much interest previously in April.

The Arboretum is justly proud of its trees and displays their botanical names. Some are exceptionally rare, a fact that is carefully guarded. Many are foreign introductions from the Himalaya, China, North America but among the oak trees is an offspring from our Sherwood Major Oak.

The history of the Chinese Bell Tower with its surrounding cannon was explained together with stories of the statues of local statesmen and local dignitaries. The aviaries were visited and the morning was concluded with appreciated refreshments in the bandstand.

Since then the Society has taken part in the Lambley Family Fun Day displaying some of our collection of photographs. This never fails to provoke interest. We had a steady stream of visitors to our stand identifying old acquaintances, past events and exchanging memories.

There is no meeting in August but we start our autumn programme of talks in the W.I.Hall in Lowdham on Sept.25th.


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




Speaker Sandi McMillanbunn gave a very interesting talk about the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.  The service has been using a bright yellow AW169 helicopter since June.  The advantages of this larger helicopter is that medical staff have 360 degree access all round the patient and there is enough room for a relative to accompany the patient.  It has 2 fuel tanks enabling it to do 2 missions without being refuelled.  The patient is looked after by a fully trained Doctor and highly trained paramedics with access to the very best equipment.  The 18,000 flights so far have saved thousands of lives.  The Charity has no Government funding so relies on sponsorship and public donations to raise the £2.6 million needed each year.

Paramedics love playing jokes.  Sandi was studying a mannikin called ELVIS (anagram of lives) when the technician sneakily made it sit up and wink at her - making her jump.

Terrential rain stopped play!  Not a game of cricket but the barbeque that Group Chairman Bernard and his wife June had so carefully worked on.  It was particularly disappointing as the food was ready and the garden furniture set out.  Last July Bernard's BBQ took place in glorious sunshine and we had a great time.

A charity called SelfHelp Nottingham prints our programme and gives us advice so  Michael & Sandra were invited to view their new larger premises at Pelham Rd, Nottingham.  MIchael was one of the lucky invitees treated to a head and shoulder massage session.

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.


Monday 7th August

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.