Arnold Local History Group

Arnold Local History Group

Meetings 2020


Jan 21st - The Duchess of Curiosities - 2nd Duchess of Portland by Lily Ann Dawes

Feb 18th - Thomas Hawksley – Hero from Arnold by Anthony Keyworth

Mar 17th - AGM Followed by Old Arnold on Film (previously unseen footage) Cancelled

Apr 21st - Papplewick Pumping Station by Peter Nicholls Cancelled

May 19th - The Battle’s at Bennerley Viaduct by Kieran Lee Cancelled

Jun 16th - The Great Escape: Sutton Bonington 1917 by Professor John Beckett Cancelled

July 21st - QUIZ NIGHT at The Robin Hood & Little John Public House Cancelled

Sep 15th - Archaeology after Richard III by Matthew Morris (Lead Archaeologist) Cancelled

Oct 20th - Gladstone: The Grand Old Man in Nottinghamshire by Dr Richard Gaunt Cancelled

Nov 17th - The Aftermath – Life in Arnold after the Great War by Andy McKinnon Cancelled

The group aims to provide a diverse programme of talks by experts in their field. In previous years we've had talks by eminent scientists, local and national historians & archivists, as well as our own members. A particular highlight in 2019 was Prof Carenza Lewis (Time Team) talking on The "Black Death".

The following members speak regularly to groups and meetings around the region: Peter Hunt, John Wilson, Andy Mckinnon and Bob Massey. If you have any ideas for future meetings or would like a member of the group to speak at a function please contact us on

All meetings take place at:

Arnold Methodist Church

54 Front Street, Arnold, Nottingham. NG5 7EL

7pm Prompt