Sandra bee

05.10.2022 09:32

I'm trying to find out about the
BARBER 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.

Lynne Gadd

03.11.2022 15:32

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

Lynne Gadd

28.10.2022 19:31

Hi Sandra, we will look into this for you and post a reply on this site as soon as we have any information. Lynne

Nadia Bledsoe

25.04.2022 14:03

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?

Michael Bolton

18.03.2022 09:51

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!!

Anne-Marie Fisher

11.05.2022 15:25

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.

Anne-Marie Fisher

15.03.2022 12:19

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


06.06.2022 17:51

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

Lynne Gadd

29.03.2022 09:54

Hi Anne-Marie, a photograph has been added to 'requested pictures' in the Gallery tab, showing the bottom of Church Lane. Lynne (ALHG secretary)

Lesley Wells

13.03.2022 16:01

Hi, where abouts is your meeting? 😊

Patrick ALHG vice Chair

13.03.2022 16:19

Arnold Methodist church 54 Front Street NG5 7EL 7pm start

Steven Cooke

02.02.2022 21:51

Hi there. Are there any photographs of Chelsbury Court Arnold being constructed and Henry Jew & Son wood yard being demolished and land cleared? Thanks

Michael Parkinson

20.01.2022 14:35

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

Helen Holland

19.01.2022 17:03

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

Lynne Gadd

03.02.2022 22:57

Hi Tony, many thanks for your message. I will be in touch again shortly. Lynne Gadd (secretary)


09.01.2022 17:42

Has anyone actually been inside Bonington House?? If you have please share your recollections.

Michael Parkinson

29.10.2021 14:30

Is the next meeting on Wednesday 17 November because they are usually on Tuesday please

Lynne Gadd

29.10.2021 20:59

Michael, just to confirm, the next speaker meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th November. Kind regards. Lynne Gadd (secretary).

Steven Cooke

15.10.2021 00:34

Are there photos available of Tyre Services (Front Street) Ltd please too thanks

Steven Cooke

15.10.2021 00:33

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

Lynne Gadd

12.12.2021 11:10

Steven, some of the photographs you requested have now been uploaded onto the site under the Gallery tab. Lynne Gadd (secretary)

Lynne Gadd

21.10.2021 10:40

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)

Steven Cooke

15.10.2021 00:30

Are there any photographs of..
Tyre Services (Front Street) Ltd
The houses and post office in-between the Waggon and Horses and The Ram Inn

Patrick Henderson

12.10.2021 10:07

Just a reminder we start back next week 19th October 7pm Arnold Methodist Church

Catherine Johnson

25.08.2021 15:58

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.

Lynne Gadd

10.09.2021 17:21

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)

Jamie Marks

13.08.2021 08:35

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


02.09.2021 09:14

Give me an email address and I'll do my best

Jamie Marks

01.09.2021 18:21

Hi, I would love to see any old photos you have of St Albans Road in Arnold

Mr Geoff Smith

01.09.2021 08:48

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.


03.08.2021 16:27

Anyone remember Bostocks general store on the corner of Redhill Rd and Campion St?

Stuart Frew

23.08.2021 14:01

Yes I remember this little shop. It was still there at least until the late 1960s, maybe beyond.

Ian Young

17.05.2021 14:04

I also attended Robert Mellors in the 1960s. Just seems like yesterday

Alison Palmer

15.05.2021 14:38

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.

Lynne Gadd

11.06.2021 10:52

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)

Trevor Ford

26.04.2021 18:22

Yes John, I remember you well, we were in Keg Whitworth’s class, seems like yesterday !

john garner

24.04.2021 07:34

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

Lyndsey Ball

07.03.2021 23:41

Just curious to know if there is an.y history on Kilisick junior school? I'm I'm struggling to find any at all

Tony Pulford

10.01.2021 23:36

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.

Philip Gosling

23.12.2020 22:51

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.

Ann Hickling

26.04.2021 17:31

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?

Trevor Ford

20.04.2021 05:28

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

Linda Cooke

14.03.2021 23:40

I remember Barnes grocers. Sorry I have no more information though

Elaine Richardson

17.12.2020 17:05

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

Elaine Richardson

12.12.2020 16:36

I am trying to find out when my house was built
I 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

Steven Cooke

03.12.2020 23:59

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.

Michael Parkinson

02.10.2020 13:46

Can you remember George Dove from Arnold. The landlord who turned down the Beatles.

Michael Parkinson

24.08.2020 17:28

Here is a YouTube link to George Dove of Arnold describing his youth in Arnold and wartime exploits.

Alison Palmer

16.08.2020 13:16

Does anyone know of a local artist. AJ Marshall?

Carole Cottam

31.07.2020 13:43

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?

Nigel Russell-Turner

26.06.2020 09:13

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.

Patrick ALHG

26.06.2020 09:30

Thanks Nigel look forward to welcoming you Keep an eye on the web site for information about us starting again

David Clarke

18.04.2020 13:00 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

David Clarke

18.04.2020 12:56

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

David Clarke

18.04.2020 12:52

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

David Clarke

18.04.2020 12:49

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.

David Clarke

18.04.2020 12:45

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

18.04.2020 12:43

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.


Heritage Event

An exhibition of photographs of Arnold

Within living memory


At Arnold Library on Friday and Saturday

17th and 18th November 2023


Open Friday 17th from 9 am to 6 pm &

Saturday 18th from 9 am to 4 pm


Bring along any photographs & memories of old Arnold


Bring your personal stories of your life in Arnold

we would love to hear them

 Next meeting 21st November 7 pm

New Ollerton The Development of a Colliery Village

by Andy McKinnon

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David zclarke

18.04.2020 12:38

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


14.03.2020 07:06

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.


16.03.2020 14:05

10/10 for observation. But what is the over large chimney?

Latest comments

06.11 | 11:30

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.

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

03.11 | 15:32

28.10 | 19:31

Hi Sandra, we will look into this for you and post a reply on this site as soon as we have any information. Lynne

Hello Tim
A picture is now on gallery page requested pictures. The exhibition in Arnold library is about Front Street

25.10 | 13:16