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Lambley Historical Society

On a bright sunny afternoon in May we visited Holme Pierrepont Hall.

We were met and guided round by the current owner Robert Brackenbury and his two cheeky terriers. We first went into the Church which stands in the parkland adjacent to the Hall (and very handy for weddings). St. Edmund’s is a grade 1 listed building with a three bay 13th century nave arcade, a two bay chancel, a 14th century tower and 15th century spire. Robert told us about the history of the Church and showed us the beautiful monuments.

We proceeded into the Hall where we learnt about the building and the family history, admiring many fine portraits and pictures on our way round. The house was built by Sir William Pierrepont around 1500 and has the earliest brickwork in the county. The family played an important part both in the region and on the national stage. The house has been lived in by the Pierrepont family and their descendants ever since, and there have been a number of distinguished members of the family including: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, nee Pierrepont, the notorious Duchess of Kingston, Georgina Brackenbury the renowned artist and militant suffragette and the last Countess Manvers, Marie Louise Pierrepont, also a prolific and accomplished artist.

Over five centuries the house has evolved in to what it is today, originally being at the centre of a huge estate that stretched from the A46 to Sneinton in Nottingham.

Following a welcome cup of tea, we wandered round and admired the beautiful gardens.

For more information contact Kay on 0115 9313646 or Joyce on 0115 9653314 or visit our website

Calverton and Woodborough Allotment Association

When you read this we will have had our trip to the Gardeners World Live Show at the NEC and I’m sure it will have been as successful as the trips we have run in the past. Our next trip is to the Malvern Autumn Show on Sunday 30th September.  The cost is £29 for non-members and £27 for members which includes transport and entrance to the show. This show is very popular, we already have a good number of people indicating that they want to join us, so if you are interested in going to the show please contact Malcolm early on 07814879720.

At this time of year there are always jobs to be done and it is very easy to get behind so this is probably a good time to remind members that the Allotment Association has a wide range of power tools rotovators, strimmers, flame guns etc. available for hire and these may well help to alleviate any problems.

These tools can be booked from the trading shed which is open every Sunday from 10.00 until 12.00am or by calling Malcolm (see the number above) and of course there is a wide range of gardening supplies always available from the trading shed at very reasonable prices.

You don’t have to have an allotment to be a member of the Allotment Association as we also have Associate Membership. This allows you to take full advantage of the value for money prices at our trading shed and to the reduced rate on the trips that we run. You will also be able to buy seeds at the reduced rate offered by the National Association.

Mike Hope (Secretary) 0115 8458703


Monday 2nd July

at 7.30pm

All welcome – Raffle & Refreshments


Tuesday 10th July at

The Institute, Woodborough

8.30am – 11.30am



Come and meet a footman from the Palace over a
glass of Prosecco and a delicious afternoon tea!

Wednesday 26th September

2.30pm to 4.30pm
Woodborough Village Hall

More details in August but be sure to reserve the date!

Musical Evening

Saturday 8th December – Woodborough Village Hall
More details to follow

Woodborough Ladies

We had a happy evening for our BBQ in June. We began in  sunshine and had fortunately had the hot food, when the heavens opened, so it was a quick exit from the garden into the house where we continued with cakes, coffee and tea with plenty of time to chat.

Our  next meeting is on July 5th at 8.00pm in the Institute, when our speaker will be Des Sweeney from The Cross Keys Epperstone. His topic is “Cooking for the Queen”, so we are hoping for some tasty samples!! Look forward to seeing you there.