The photograph above shows the bell tower in Nottingham Arboretum. Designed by Nottingham’s borough engineer Marriott Ogle Tarbotton in 1857, the monument features two cannons captured in 1853 during the Crimean War with Russia and a bell seized in 1857 in Canton during the Anglo-Chinese War.
This theme includes:
- venues for defence and recruitment, vegetable growing, communal commemoration.
Posts and articles about Parks, Wartime & the Military:
Parklands in WW2 (3 April 2016) - By Malcolm Prosser and Jonathan Coope. Early roles for the parks As in WW1, Goose Fair was cancelled pretty much automatically. And in May 1940 the Council refused to overturn […] Problems running the parks during WW1 (29 March 2016) - By Malcolm Prosser and Jonathan Coope. It is worth noting that anti-social behaviour in the parks didn’t stop simply because there was a war on. A number of instances of […] The Arboretum guns (15 May 2013) - On 9 April 1857 the Enclosure Committee reported to the Council that it believed ‘… that some of the large Guns and trophies taken from Russia in the late War […]