Hand-coloured photograph of Front Street, Arnold

Bonington House, Arnold, (right) birthplace of romantic landscape painter, Richard Parkes Bonington and Arnold Local History Group 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.

Member of the British Association for Local History

Affiliated to Nottinghamshire Local History Association


Meetings are held monthly from  September to June  on the  third Tuesday of the month at 7pm


Arnold Labour Club (Bonington House)

79 High StreetArnold, Nottingham. NG5 7DN

(No meeting in December)

Next meeting:  

  February 17th  2015

For full details of the programme, see 'This Year's Meetings' page


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For membership details or other information about our group please email:   


or write to:

19 Shelley Road, Arnold. Nottingham. NG5 6HN

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pauline mackay | Reply 02.12.2014 15.57

Hi hilary, cousin, I am the sister of alan jackson, and of course my grandmother was sarah amelia Stafford, her daughter, our mother was gladys booton/Casterton

Hilary Drysdale 05.12.2014 15.07

Hello Pauline, exciting week here. Alan has my email address if you want to get in touch that way. I'm busy looking at the Booton line again.
For now, Hilary

Hilary Stafford/Drysdale | Reply 28.11.2014 10.12

To Alan Jackson, comment 26th Nov, re Stafford family. My Grandpa Samuel Stafford is Sarah Amelia's brother - we are cousins. Delighted. Hello!
Hilary Stafford

Alan Jackson 02.12.2014 14.17

I have sent you a couple of emails, one with a pic, have I sent them to the right email address?

Hilary Stafford 01.12.2014 10.09

Sorry Alan, not on Facebook, but you can contact me by this email address - hilary@bloozfan.uklinux.net Family tree to share. Thanks for getting touch. Hilary

Alan Jackson 30.11.2014 20.26

Are you on facebook Hillary?

Alan Jackson 30.11.2014 20.07

So pleased to hear from you Hilary, I never knew many of my relatives, but I knew of grandmas sister,Nellie, and their was a Phyllis who was blind.

Old Sage Chris | Reply 24.11.2014 13.24

Is there a social site for Arnold/Daybrook and the surrounding arias.

Jackie | Reply 11.11.2014 20.59

Can anyone tell me the name of the TV repair shop that would have been next to birds in front street

bob massey 12.11.2014 09.20

the shop was r hellebaut and sons orginally from belgium refugees during world war one

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Yesterday | 13:36

It is indeed. Formerly a boarding school, opened in 1883, the image shows it in 1967.

22.01 | 22:37

I think this is High Street Juniors, I was there for about a year before moving to the then newly built Kingswell School in 1952

22.01 | 22:13

At the far end would be Clarks Newsagents, I remember going in the late 40's early 50's with my mum and an elderly lady customer would give me her sweet coupons

19.01 | 21:13

ohhh myyyy i moved to Blatherwicks Yard when i was about 6mths oldwith my mum ,dont really have any memories of living here though

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