Guided Walks – 22nd June and 20th July 2014

No need to book!  – Just come along!

Beeston Walk 1 – University Park & Houses
Description: To the outsider, and most students, the university campus looks like a self-contained area bounded by Derby Road, Woodside Road, University Boulevard and Clifton Boulevard. In fact it was pieced together by purchasing individual plots of land, often with small country houses on them. This walk looks at some of the houses, and explains the way in which the ‘campus’ was created, beginning in 1919 when Jesse Boot bought Highfield House.

Date: Sunday 22nd June 2014
Time: 2.30pm and are circular
Distance: 2 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Walk leader:  Prof. John Beckett
Contact:  07773 027289 or email.  beestoncivicsociety@gmail.com
Meeting place: From the car park by the letter box at the bottom of Cut Through Lane on the University campus. Go in through the west entrance and the car park is directly in front of you.
Public Transport to the start: Any Beeston Bus (36, or Your Bus Y36)
Car Parking Facilities: Please car park at West Gate of university campus

Beeston Walk 2 – Beeston and the First World War
Description: The First World War broke out in August 1914. What was it like to be living in Beeston at the time? This circular walk provides an opportunity to imagine what life was like in the community, and will provide snippets of information about individuals who were serving in the forces many of whom, sadly, died. The walk will also suggest what Beeston was doing for the war effort.
Date: Sunday 20th  July 2014
Time: 2.30 p.m.
Distance: 2 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Walk leader: Prof. John Beckett
Contact: 07773 027289  or   email.  beestoncivicsociety@gmail.com
Meeting place: The Podium on Beeston Square  (Close to Beeston Bus Station)
Public Transport to the start: Indigo or NCT 14 & 36 or Your Bus Y36, to Beeston Bus Station.
Car Parking Facilities: Please use local car park, free on Sundays

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