Our project areas

Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, this community history project aims to examine the changing social and cultural uses of the Forest, the Arboretum, the General Cemetery, Church Cemetery and some of the other green spaces formed during the mid-19th century.

Led by the University of Nottingham and the University of Derby and working with the Friends of the Forest, Friends of the Nottingham Arboretum, Nottingham City Council, Nottingham Women’s History Group and other partners, it is exploring the relationship between the parks and the changing communities in their vicinity.

To find out more, click on one of Nottingham’s green spaces in the map below.

The Forest Church Cemetery (also known as Rock Cemetery) Elm Avenue, Corporation Oaks and Robin Hood Chase The Arboretum General Cemetery (also known as Canning Circus cemetery) Waterloo Promenade Victoria Park Queen's Walk and Queen's Walk Park

We are grateful to OpenStreetMap for kind permission to use their map of Nottingham (© OpenStreetMap contributors).