THEME4 Health, hygiene and education

  • The Scout Hut on The Forest, formerly the Open Air School

    Open Air Schools in Nottingham Parks

    by Judith Mills, University of Nottingham and Val Wood, Friends of the Arboretum Towards the end of the First World War, Nottingham’s Board of Education began to promote an ‘open […]

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  • Church Cemetery, Rock Valley 2016
image:  K Powell

    A Place to Rest – in Peace

    The two main cemeteries in Nottingham during the 1800’s were the General Cemetery and the Church Cemetery, locally known as the Rock Cemetery. Both were conceived either side of the […]

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  • Belle View Reservoir

    Belle View Reservoir

    History Trevor Buck (in a paper entitled ‘Corporation Oaks’, 1983) tells us that Thomas Hawksley (1807 – 1893), ‘the greatest water engineer of the age’, was the force behind the […]

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  • Australian Birds

    Australian Birds

    In the 1930s a gift of Australian birds was made, via the Honorary Curator of the aviary, Captain John Fletcher MC, by Mr Bert Barnett.  Out of 126 birds offered, 40 […]

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  • Whistons green spaces

    Whistons green spaces

    The lepers of st Leonards needed green spaces as well. fortunately the land adjoining the north end of their site was theirs.  So when in 1852 land was released to become  Elm […]

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  • Green Flags Award

    Green Flags Award

    The Forest has just (August 2013) been awarded its first green flag and, exclusively for the city, it has also been given a Green Heritage Flag, in recognition of the […]

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  • Creation of Nottingham’s out-of-town Cemeteries

    Creation of Nottingham’s out-of-town Cemeteries

    Under an Act of Parliament, in 1836 the Town Council of Nottingham was required to sell land to the newly formed General Cemetery Company to develop a new Cemetery for […]

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