Parklands in Wartime: Nottingham’s parks in WW1 and WW2

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11 August 2016, 2pm Local Studies Library, Angel Row

A talk by Jonathan Coope

Jonathan will describe the impact of two world wars on Nottingham’s parks. From fundraising band concerts to Holidays at Home (a scheme to reduce unnecessary travel by providing local outdoor entertainment), this talk explores the social life of Nottingham’s green spaces in wartime.

1914-18: Civilians drilling on The Forest Nottingham Local Studies Library

1914-18: Civilians drilling on The Forest
Nottingham Local Studies Library

1916-18: The Forest, Gregory Boulevard entrance. Tanks selling ‘War Bonds’ Nottingham Local Studies Library

1916-18: The Forest, Gregory Boulevard entrance. Tanks selling ‘War Bonds’
Nottingham Local Studies Library

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