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King George V and Queen Mary visit Woodthorpe Grange Park on Tuesday 10th July, 1928.

King George V and Queen Mary officially open the Trent Building, University College, Nottingham, Highfields Park, Tuesday 10th July, 1928.

Coronation 1953.pdf

Program of events held in Nottingham to Celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Coronation on 2nd June, 1953 .

Service of Remembrance Mapperley War Memorial 06.07.1930..pdf

Order of Service for the Eighth Annual Service of Remembrance at the Mapperley War Memorial, Woodborough Road, Sunday July 6th, 1930.

Henry Ashwell.pdf

Henry Ashwell (1828-1909) of Woodthorpe Grange.

Nottingham Suburban Railway, Sherwood Station.

Nottingham Enclosure 1845.pdf

Enclosure, Improvement and the Rise of `New Nottingham' 1845-67 by Prof. John Beckett and Ken Brand.

Sherwood Historial Timeline

Sherwood Historical Timeline.

A Day of Common Celebration.pdf

By Paul R. Swift: A Day of Common Celebration. The day King George V and Queen Mary visited Woodthorpe Park and later to go on to open the Trent Building at the University College of Nottingham Highfields Park campus on Tuesday 10th July, 1928.

Woodthorpe Park Opening Ceremony.pdf

Courtesy of Nottingham Local Studies Library, click on the left hand image to view the programme of events that marked the opening of Woodthorpe Grange Park on Tuesday 1st June, 1922.

History of Mapperley

Short History of Mapperley, Nottingham.

Sale by auction 1921.pdf

Courtesy of the Nottinghamshire Archives a  photographed copy of the auctioneers brochure from 1921 when it was decided to sell the Woodthorpe Estate in five separate lots.

History of St. Martin's Church

History of St. Martin’s Church, Trevose Gardens, Sherwood.

Woodthorpe Gardens.pdf

Woodthorpe Gardens, the road that was never completed

Royal Visit 1928.pdf Volunteering.pdf

What it means to be a volunteer.

Nottingham Evening Post 11th November, 1927.pdf

As reported in the Nottingham Evening Post for Friday the 11th of November, 1927, to read the full transcript of the unveiling of the Memorial Gates, Victoria Embankment, Nottingham, click on the adjoining icon.

Nottingham Official Handbook.pdf

To read an excerpt from the Nottingham Official Handbook for 1936 entitled Parks and Open Spaces, click on the adjoining icon.

Nottm Evening Post 11.11.1918.

Front page news from the Nottingham Evening Post for the 11th November 1918. Proclaiming the Armistice and the end of World War One.