Public Walks

  • 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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  • 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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  • Corporation Oaks Tree Planting

    Corporation Oaks Tree Planting

    Corporation Oaks (above), by kind permission of Christine Drew of The Mapperley and Sherwood History Group. Corporation Oaks was officially opened by a tree planting on 11 February 1850. This […]

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