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Beeston & District Local History Society



                   
            Here are details of our current meetings programme and our newsletter.



                      
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, at
The Chilwell Memorial Institute, 129 High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham NG9 4AT
Doors open at 7.15pm and the meetings start at 7.30 pm.

Facilities
Tea, coffee and biscuits are available at each meeting. Society publications are available at meetings and we have a Society library where members may borrow local history books and videos. The hall is equipped with a sound and induction loop system.


The Society arranges public local history displays from time to time including taking part in the Heritage Open Day each year. Future events will be announced on this page.


OUR PROGRAMME OF SPEAKERS

2018

September 19          Geoff Ashton      Tracing Bingham’s history

October 17              AGM      plus TBA

November 21           Richard Gaunt    Emma Wilmott - forgotten artist of the Dukeries
                                                                                                    



Newsletter 30
By Carole White

Many, many thanks to all those concerned who braved the heat on such a hot day to help on our stall at Beeston Carnival.
We had items for sale towards our society funds, and as usual we had plenty of interest in the photographic display that Gill our archivist had kindly prepared for us.

JULY 18th Meeting :- BOOTS ON-LINE ARCHIVES & MUSEUM
Speaker – Tom Bell
      Lots of people will recognise and have heard of the store named ‘Boots’, there must be a shop in nearly every town we visit. Did you know that the ‘Boots’ shop that used to be in Beeston Square was opened in 1908? The new premises are now on Beeston High Road.
       Boots Herbal Medicine Store, a small shop at 38 Goose Gate, Nottingham was where Jesse’s dad and mum started the business. They would go out gathering herbs for their potions and medicines. From small beginnings and extremely hard work his company grew into a very large business. Jesse ran an advertisement campaign in a newspaper for six months, advertising his shop ‘Boots Cash Chemist’. This was something never heard of and very unusual to see in the local newspaper years ago.
     The Boots archivists are now re-discovering 165 years of Boots history and the archive holds over half a million items, covering healthcare, beauty, technology and much more. There are 5,000 boxes of archive material to work through, containing posters and staff magazines spanning the period from Boots foundation to the present day and are of international interest.
 Boots No 7 products were launched in 1935 ‘The Modern Way to Loveliness’. In 1939 Soltan was launched. ‘The non- greasy oil that protects you from sunburn’.

The archives are now available online. Discover more by contacting bootsarchives@boots.co.uk. The online catalogue has been available from 2017.

 

THE B&DLHS HAVE A DISPLAY AT THE WW1 COMMUNITY SHOWCASE IN THE PAVILION AT TRENT BRIDGE CRICKET GROUND ON
TUESDAY 2ND OCTOBER 10.30-3.30pm
    Discover some fascinating local WW1 stories at this free drop-in event in the historic long room, one of the wards in the wartime hospital. There will be displays and activities by Nottinghamshire County Club and other local heritage groups like ourselves. There will be a performance by the Chilwell Military Wives Choir and behind the scenes tours of the pavilion, exploring some of the rooms where volunteer nurses cared for injured servicemen.


HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 2018

Beeston Civic Society have produced a booklet giving details of events around the district beginning on 6th September and ending on 16th September.

The History Society will be at Barton’s again this year from 10 am until 3.30pm on Saturday 8th September.
Come along and see our new displays, maps, scrapbooks etc.


LP’s & 78’s FOR SALE
IS THERE ANYONE INTERESTED IN BUYING ANY LP’s / 78’s
           OR CAN SELL THEM ON BEHALF OF THE SOCIETY?
A LIST CAN BE SUPPLIED.


GIFTS NEEDED
Good quality, new or unused gifts and local books are needed to sell at our Christmas stall on November 24th .Suitable articles can be brought to our next monthly meetings.