Arnold Local History Group
Next meeting February 21st
David Amos on
Annesley and its Hall through the ages
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I'm trying to find out about theBARBER TROPHY which was presented to the bonington house by the Bishop of Southwell.Presented to A Bee (captain) my late father who passed away 5/6/22 for memory box.
Sandra, we contacted Bonington House about the trophy you refer to but unfortunately have been unable to locate it, if you could provide more information, we may be able to look into it further. Lynne
Hi Sandra, we will look into this for you and post a reply on this site as soon as we have any information. Lynne
Greetings! I am an American visiting UK this week. I will be in Arnold Friday the 29th. I have traced to John Newham b 1658 d 1718 both in Arnold. Wondering if you have resources to share?
I was a cub and scout at 2nd Arnold from 1958 onwards and helped with the demolishing of the old air raid shelter. I may have photos and will have a look - could take a little while!!
Thank you! I am collating any photos/info I can find from the past for 2nd Arnold's 90 year celebration in September. It would be good to see you there, please let me know if you'd like details.
Hi, Do you have any photos of the old scout hut & air raid shelter that were demolished & replaced by the current scout hut (Calverton road) or of Fred Atherley & Scouts from that time? Thank you
Hi Anne-Marie, would you know anything about the scout groups that met in Bond St? Or do you have a contact who would know? I'm writing about Bonington House and would like to include details if possi
Hi Anne-Marie, a photograph has been added to 'requested pictures' in the Gallery tab, showing the bottom of Church Lane. Lynne (ALHG secretary)
Hi, where abouts is your meeting? 😊
Patrick ALHG vice Chair
Arnold Methodist church 54 Front Street NG5 7EL 7pm start
Hi there. Are there any photographs of Chelsbury Court Arnold being constructed and Henry Jew & Son wood yard being demolished and land cleared? Thanks
I enjoyed the talk given by Chris Weir on Tuesday 18 January 2022.I sold one of my Thames Path Walk books, 2 of my Ovaltineys to Girls Club and one of my Billy Fury to YouTube books.Thank you
Message for Lynne from Tony Holland. Thank you for your letter from 11 September 2021. I was in hospital at that time and have only just been discharged. Please continue to write to me. Thanks, Tony
Hi Tony, many thanks for your message. I will be in touch again shortly. Lynne Gadd (secretary)
Has anyone actually been inside Bonington House?? If you have please share your recollections.
Is the next meeting on Wednesday 17 November because they are usually on Tuesday please
Michael, just to confirm, the next speaker meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th November. Kind regards. Lynne Gadd (secretary).
Are there photos available of Tyre Services (Front Street) Ltd please too thanks
Are there any photos please of the houses opposite The Ram or the demolition of them also photos of Siddons Structural Engineers yard and factory on Henry Street and opposite it please
Steven, some of the photographs you requested have now been uploaded onto the site under the Gallery tab. Lynne Gadd (secretary)
Hi Stephen, I will check to see if we have any images in our archive of the houses on Redhill which you refer to and will post on the site shortly. Kind regards. Lynne Gadd (secretary)
Are there any photographs of..Tyre Services (Front Street) LtdThe houses and post office in-between the Waggon and Horses and The Ram Inn
Just a reminder we start back next week 19th October 7pm Arnold Methodist Church
Hello Arnold group.Does anyone have access to Arnold Parish Registers etc for SMITHs who came from CALVERTON?I'm trying to pin down my John SMITH born abt 1798/1800 who came to STAPLEFORD, Notts.
Hi Catherine, I would advise contacting St Mary’s Church to see what registers they hold, or the Nottinghamshire Archives, who should be able to help. Lynne (secretary)
Has anyone got any old photos or pictures of St Albans Road in Arnold? Also any information about the shops that used to be on there. Many thanks
Give me an email address and I'll do my best
Hi, I would love to see any old photos you have of St Albans Road in Arnold
Mr Geoff Smith
Hi James, the group has one photograph which may be of use. It is of the corner shop on St Albans/Furlong St. It you want a copy please EMail me.
Anyone remember Bostocks general store on the corner of Redhill Rd and Campion St?
Yes I remember this little shop. It was still there at least until the late 1960s, maybe beyond.
I also attended Robert Mellors in the 1960s. Just seems like yesterday
I have 3 paintings by presumably a local artist, of Arnold in the 1930s. His (or her) name is A J Marshall. I would be very interested if anyone has any information on the artist please.
I have contacted the local Arts Society about this artist, as yet we have been unable to find any information. We will continue to research and will post any information. Lynne (Secretary)
Yes John, I remember you well, we were in Keg Whitworth’s class, seems like yesterday !
i went to Robert Mellors Secondary school in the early 60's .I remember the name Stuart Barnes andc Trev Ford was in my year I think
Just curious to know if there is an.y history on Kilisick junior school? I'm I'm struggling to find any at all
Hi, I'm researching the Smith family who lived in one of the Churchmoor Cottages in the mid to late 19th C and later had the sweet shop next to the 7 stars inn well into 20th C. Any info appreciated.
Hi. I’m looking for any photos or information anyone has on my grandads fruit and veg shop called Barnes the Grocers on front street Arnold from early 50s till about early 80s. Thanks.
I remember the Barnes Grocery shop on Front Street. My sister and I used to go in there during the 1940s/50s and they used to give us apples. Did your grandparent die whilst clearing the snow?
I went to school with Stuart Barnes and I remember his Dad very well, my Mam (Mary Ford) nee Ryan,was born at 36a Front Street 1916, and I spent much of my childhood on Front St, around the early 50’s
I remember Barnes grocers. Sorry I have no more information though
Hello My name is Elaine Richardson I am trying to find out when my exarmy house was built 15 Robin Hood Road.Arnold Nottingham.i have check my deeds and land title and it is not on them .can you hel
Hi I am trying to find out when my house was builtI cant find a date on the land registry document.Do you know when the houses on 15 Robin Hood Road.Arnold NG58NP were built please
Anyone have a photo of the frontage (mainly) or other of Tyre Services (Front Street) Ltd that was demolished in 1987 please? I worked there from May 1984 until it's end.
Can you remember George Dove from Arnold. The landlord who turned down the Beatles.
Here is a YouTube link to George Dove of Arnold describing his youth in Arnold and wartime exploits. https://youtu.be/syYPT56nteY
Does anyone know of a local artist. AJ Marshall?
I used to attend High Street infant school in the 1960s I can’t find any pictures of the building and wondered if you could help?
I would like to join your group when this craziness is over. I live in the old cottage on Surgeys Lane once occupied by Donkey Saywell. A legend.
Thanks Nigel look forward to welcoming you Keep an eye on the web site for information about us starting again
Canaries..my mum threw the pie to the birds as it was disgusting. Their house was at junction of cross st. And highest.This was in 40s and 50s.maisomettes stand there now. When they died the houses w
Should say Canadiens. Just oil lamps inside. Johntoms sold a pony the whitestar on its forehead was painted on. His sister sent him an apple pie from Skeggy in hose for yonks he sent it to my brother
Johntoms caught birds, painted them and pretended they were budgies/Canadiens. Sold them for a few pennies. Their house was worse than Dickensian houses. Coal kept indoors to prevent
2 tramps lived on cross st.,2derelict houses...johntom was friendle but crazyman was always cursing and screaming. They never washed johntoms face cracked when he smiled.
Sunderland Sue lived on Hardstaffs yard. They had sacks at the Windows as there was no glass. The Yard was at back of Nelson pub.
David Clarke. I went to redhill school with his nephew and niece. He was Keith but didn't like it known that they were related. My mum knew Sunderland Sue. She terrorised Arnold for fear of her.She
I remember Bronno. He lived on Salop Street. He was a scrapman. You could obtain all sorts from his yard. When I bought oil for my car in the 50's. He used to pour the oil out on his dining room table
The photo is taken from outside the Cross Keys. The pub on the left would be the original Horse And Jockey. The sign on the right reads Shipstones Home Brewed Ales.
10/10 for observation. But what is the over large chimney?
See the photo of the Cross Keys under Public Houses in the media section.
Does anyone remember Benny Blunt, Bronno or Sunderland Sue?? We are looking to write an article on Arnold's characters. Do you know anyone else that fits the bill?
Many thanks Cynthia. The library has a copy of the book but it will have to wait until it reopens.
A clue, this is Front St.
OK. Thank you Geoff. The book definitely names Sunderland Sue as Sue Peck. She lived in Hardstaffs Yard.,So, members can perhaps research on lineRegardsCynthia RegardsCynthia
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I was born and brought up on Saville Road. Our house plot was believed to have been on the site of Arnot Hill House stables and kennels as my Dad was always digging up bones in the back garden.
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28.10 | 19:31
Hello TimA picture is now on gallery page requested pictures. The exhibition in Arnold library is about Front Street
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