Welcome to Arnold Local History Group

Hand Coloured photo of Front Street


Bonington House
Birth place of Richard Parkes Bonington and our meeting place
Arnold Local History Group

We aim to encourage and support an interest in the history of the Arnold Area and help conserve and archive material of local interest .

Meetings are held monthly on the
third Tuesday of the month at 7.00 pm
in Arnold Labour Club (Bonington House)
September - June.

(No Meeting December)

Member of the British Association for Local History

Affiliated to
Nottinghamshire Local History Association

  full details of the program see separate page

Please sign our Guest Book

for more details email 
or write

19 Shelley Road , Arnold  NG5 6HN . uk

New Pages Added

  July 2014

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Cynthia | Reply 03.07.2014 09.02

Great website !! My grandfather, Harold Hopewell, was the licensee at the Druids Tavern on High Street. Does anyone know of his brother William Ambrose b 1889 ?

Alan Capon | Reply 01.06.2014 09.18

Seems like a good thing to follow.

Graham Occleshaw | Reply 30.05.2014 17.06

what a wonderful site, brings back a few memories. so many places I remember but have no photo's off.

John Holt | Reply 08.03.2014 16.27

www.daybrook.com named for the town my father was born in 1915
There's a Daybrook Lane there in Louisiana.

Gill Costello | Reply 13.01.2014 15.15

I'm a member of the Friends of Bestwood Country Park. Does anyone have a copy of 'Bestwood - 1000 years of history' please? www.fbcp.org.uk

Phil Haynes | Reply 06.01.2014 20.47

I have set up a FACEBOOK page Home Brewery 1875-1996 I worked there from 77-96.

Barbara taylor (nee Casterton) | Reply 05.01.2014 20.05

I have a photograph of my father in his naval uniform of W.W.1. hOS CAP Shows R.N. V.B. Does anyone know what the initials V.B. stand for, PLEASE

John Holt | Reply 04.01.2014 17.20

My great grandfather John Holt was said to be a groom for Lord Home of Homes brewery. Anyone know anything about this?

Bob Massey ALHG 13.06.2014 14.46

home brewery was named after home farm daybrook owned by thomas robinson sir john robinsons father who started malting and brewing in arnold.

John Gray 05.06.2014 13.44

Home brewery was so called because it had it's own water supply at 'home' ,there is an artesian well under the site probably connected to the Day brook.

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14.08 | 16:12

I've got a lot of information on the Leivers families service during WW1, my family line follows Richard and Adeline Leivers (who are buried at Redhill)

20.07 | 09:04

Further to my original message: The factory was originally built for I & R Morley's a world renowned textile company, in 1875. Fine Wires used it much later.

18.07 | 12:38

I believe the building that became Morley's Mill appartments, used to be Fine Wires. A copper wire factory.

18.07 | 12:24

My Grandparents lived on Smithy Crescent. Bill (William) and Ethel Dalby.

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