An historical novel set in early 19th century Nottingham, an era of poverty and bitter social unrest, especially for the framework knitters of Narrow Marsh.
I REMEMBER WHEN.......
First 400 sold out. Now reprinted!
A collection of life experiences during the 1940s and 50s from a range of folk living in Attenborough, Beeston, Chilwell, Bramcote, Toton, Stapleford, Sandiacre and Long Eaton. These vary from the tale of a teenage boy, who drove a butcher’s delivery van in wartime to a seven year old, off to school on her own in thick snow, with no chance of cancelled lessons or crossing wardens! There are recollections of the joys of shopping, before the advent of supermarkets, the ‘sixpenny rush’ and halcyon days at Mablethorpe.
Available at Waterstones, Nottingham, Heaps of Long Eaton
REMEMBERING LONG EATON, BEESTON AND CHILWELL
THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT
Reminiscences from folk living in the area with stories from the 1920s up to the 1970s.
Did you know the late Norman Wisdom bought a Rolls Bentley from a man living in Chilwell and that a party was held for the Rolling Stones in Beeston in the 1960s?
Are you aware that much of the so-called Nottingham lace was actually made in Long Eaton?
You can read more about these and other fascinating facts in this book.
Many of the above items are available to purchase at our meetings. Those marked with an asterisk (*) can also be found at the Tourist Information Centre, Smithy Row, Nottingham. They are all also available by post.