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.


2022 Future Meetings


December 2021 No meeting

January 18th 2022 Bob Massey Country Retreat The Houses of the Great and Good in Arnold. Due to unforseen circumstances, Bob Massey is now unable to speak.  Chris Weir (Nottinghamshire Archivist) will now speak on 'The History of the Boots Company'.  

February 15th Keiran Lee The Bennerley Viaduct saving the iron giant

March 15th AGM Mick Radnall My reminisces of Arnold 

April 19th Cal Warren Transformation of Nottingham Castle 

May 17th Peter Nicholls The History and working of Papplewick Pumping station

June 21st James Wright This manor hath been the inheritance of lawyers- Excavating a lost mediaeval fortified manor house at Strelley Hall

July 19th Quiz night at Robin Hood and Little John

August No meeting

September 20th Stephen Walker Bulwell a century of change

October 18th Matthew Morris Archaeology after Richard 111 10 years of archaeological discovery in Leicester

November 15th Andy McKinnon The Arnold Tribunals

December No meeting

All meetings take place at:

Arnold Methodist Church

54 Front Street, Arnold, Nottingham. NG5 7EL

7pm Prompt  



Andy Mckinnon and Bob Massey speak regularly to groups and meetings around the region:   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