House in Time 7 Church Street 

Produced by Peter Hunt

This interesting book is the second researched and written by a member of the group. The book concentrates on one of Arnold’s interesting buildings. Copies may be obtained by emailing They may be collected by prior arrangement or posted to your home address for cost of postage. Book. £4.50. Postage. 2nd class: £1.56p


Already in its 2nd Edition and available now.

When the Great War began in 1914 Arnold was a small town of just over eleven thousand people. During the following five years, over two thousand Arnold men enlisted into the armed forces to fight for King and Country. Almost 300 of them never came back. Of those that did, many suffered for the rest of their lives. After four years of research, Andy McKinnon has found over 1,900 of these men. This book tells their story.

Contact Andy McKinnon on 07894064257 or

The cost will be £10 members (£13.50 if ordered by post) or £12 non-members (£15.50 by post).

Books by Bob Massey

Two books from Bob Massey Snippets from History 4 and Snippets from History 8 The latter the story of William Smith Tanner latter the story of William Smith Tanner The long awaited vol 4 is a reprint of article that have appeared in the NG Magazines over the years. Vol 8 is the story of William Smith Tanner who died by jumping backwards into a barrel of rain water. well that was the inquest verdict any way. my book is the true story of this event which happened in 1888 set against the back ground of the time and possibly what really happened.If you like history, local history and mystery this is the book for you.'

Snippets from History vol 7

The story of the Higginbottoms of Arnold

A family of education and architecture.

"During the later half of the 19th century and early part of the 20th one half of the higginbottom family were very influential in education locally and nationally. The other half were architects, designing a lot of churches, schools, library's, shops, public and private building including war memorials, all over the country. This is the story of the family and their influence, set in the context of the times they inhabited." 

The book is now available and costs £5.95p

The People and the Park commemorating the 100th anniversary of Arnot Hill Park. Now Available £5.95 

Arnot Hill Auxillery Hospital Snippets from History vol. 6 Arnold,

Mapperley and the Villages Snippets from History vol. 3

Arnold, Mapperley and the Villages Snippets from History vol. 2

Arnold, Mapperley and the Villages Snippets from History vol. 1 Price £4.95

Bob also writes Local History articles in NG3, NG4, NG5 and NG14.

All the books are available from Five Leaves bookshop Long Row Nottingham The Bookcase Lowdham Floralands Mapperley and MSR News Arnold Further information from Bob via email

John Ward has published a second book 'Beetroot for Breakfast' The story of the Land Girls of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Priced at £12 + £1.50p including P&P John can be contacted on: Tel: 0115 9265627 Email:

Also available, John's other book: 'The Flower of Arnold'

Books on the History of Arnold

NG3 and NG5 magazines published every two months carry articles on the history of Arnold and Mapperley.

History of Family of Need of Arnold, Nottinghamshire Michael Walker (Author) Hortus Arnoldiensis; or, Catalogues of Plants in the Garden of S. Statham, Esq., Arnold, Nottinghamshire S. Statham (Author)

Nottinghamshire Parish Records: Arnold 1546-1812, Mansfield Woodhouse 1657-1837, Mansfield 1813-1837, Sutton-in-Ashfield 1813-1837 v. 13: Marriage Registers (Phillimore's Parish Register) [Audiobook] [Audio CD

Arnold and Bestwood (Pocket Images) [Paperback] M.W. Spick (Author)

Arnold and Bestwood: A Second Selection in Old Photographs (Britain in Old Photographs) [Paperback] M.W. Spick (Author)

Arnold on Old Picture Postcards (Yesterday's Nottinghamshire) [Paperback] Kenneth M. Negus (Author)

When Marys Were Kings!: Volume 2 in the Kings of the Recs! Series: Lady Chatterley, The Beatles, Arnold St Marys FC...and much, much more [Paperback]

Nottinghamshire: Mansfield, MansfieldTown, Rufford Abbey, Newark-On-Trent, KimberleyTown, Keyworth, Sherwood Forest, Arnold, Field Mi [Paperback] Bücher Gruppe (Author)

Nottingham (Arnold & Daybrook) 1899 1899 [Facsimile, Folded Map] [Map] Barrie Trinder (Introduction)

The Arnold and Daybrook War Memorial [Paperback] , C Housley(Author)

Kings of the Recs! An Evolving History of Football in Arnold, Nottingham. Rovers' and Marys' Battle for Supremacy 1946-1958 [Paperback] Roger Rann (Author)

St Mary's Church ArnoldNottingham [Paperback] Kenneth M Negus (Author), John Rosillo (Illustrator)

The Jews of Arnold, Nottingham: Family tree, 1790-1986 [Unknown Binding] J. T Jew (Author)

Sewerage, Drainage and Water Supply of the Parish of Arnold in the County of Nottingham: Report [Facsimile] [Hardcover] William Lee (Author)

The Illustrated History of Nottingham's Suburbs [Hardcover] Geoffrey Oldfield (Author)

Arnold with Daybrook and Redhill (on old postcards) by Ken Negus [booklet]

The Flower of Arnold by John A. Ward Davison & Hawksley, Worsted Spinners 1787-1810 by Stanley Chapman

Don't Be Late On Monday [paperback] by Mark Ashfield

'A History of Arnold' by Rupert King and James Russell (1913)

Tintacks by Peter Turner

Arnold Urban District Council 1894-1974 a Brief history By Ken Negus

From Village to Town Arnold 1800-1900 By Chris Weir

Arnold in Old Postcards Vol1 and Vol2 By Ken Negus

Do you remember Cock Oliver By Robert Mellors 

A school is born By J H Higginson

The Market Towns of Nottinghamshire in Early 19th century

The Heron magazine of Robert Mellors old Boys

Beetroot for Breakfast John Ward

Nottingham and its villages 1750-1850 Vol3 editited by Alan Roger

Stapo – Memories of an Arnold Naval Rating

Rosa Lamport Fred Staples In them Days

Fred Staples Rosa Lamport Days Long Gone – a childhood in Daybrook

Mary Rubery Glimpses of Arnold Stumbles

100yrs at Brookfield George Taylor

Richard Parkes Bonington Robert Mellors

Bonington Carlos Peacock

Arnold W M Spick

St Marys Church Arnold Arthur Clarke

Daybrook Baptist Church Dr P C Blaxhall

Arnold and its church through 600yrs Leigh Wood

Ernehale W Spick

The Arnold Red Book 1912

St Pauls Church Daybrook Nottinghamshire Christopher Marsden

Arnold, Nottinghamshire, the Official Guide 1964-1973

'Watchers of a Beacon' 1822-1972.

A brief outline of the history of Front Street Baptist Church Wilfred Fell

St Mary's Church, Arnold, Nottinghamshire monumental inscriptions

V. Ingall & P. Spencer Memorials of the Great War

Nottinghamshire cemeteries Arnold (Redhill) comp. & ed. by P. Foster

Miners of Arnold-Daybrook-Redhill a compilation of fatal and serious colliery accidents to men and boys in these districts researched & transcribed by A. Beales

The Arnold and Daybrook War Memorial A. Ball & C. Housley

A home in the Midlands the future of Home Brewery, Daybrook

Gedling Borough Council , TGWU & AEEU My early years (Daybrook), 1925-1946 a biography Kennard Nellie

A Daybrook lad Charles Edward Clarke, 1894-1985 Clarke Charles Edward

An Iron Age and Romano-British Site at RamsdalePark, Arnold, Nottinghamshire . Turner, J & Swarbrick, C

The Changing face of Arnold, Janet A Bond.

History Of the Family of Need of Arnold, Nottinghamshire

Michael L. Walker

Pretty Polly (Hosiery) Lambert M. Surhone; Mariam T. Tennoe; Susan F. Henssonow