Interested in learning more about the area? Why not join us on one of our guided walks for a lovely afternoon stroll and a chance to discover the history and importance of places you walk past every day. –
The Society is most grateful to Professor Beckett for leading the walks again this year.
Heritage Walks 2018
There will be three heritage walks over the summer:
28 June 2018 – Attenborough
Park on Long Lane and walk to the church. Assemble in the churchyard at 6.30. Approximately 2 hours.
This evening walk is one of the events commemorating the centenary of the explosion at the Chilwell at the Chilwell Shell Filling Factory (now the Chetwynd Barracks compound) on 1 July 1918. The walk will include a visit to the church, and to the Strand, as well as an opportunity to view, and hear about, the Environment Agency’s flood scheme.
23 July 2018 – Education and Entertainment
2.30 p.m. from the podium, Beeston Square
This two hour walk will take in some of the sites and, where they survive, buildings linked to Beeston schools and also to places of entertainment. Beeston once had many more schools, and also cinemas and other forms of entertainment, quite apart from pubs and clubs.
16 September 2018: Beeston Heritage Trail
2.30 p.m., from the podium, Beeston Square
This 2.5 hour walk will begin and end in Beeston Square and will provide a brief introduction to the history of the town. Beginning with an outline of the structure of the town, walkers will then circle the centre of Beeston to take in the remaining mills, the High Road, Middle Street, new developments either side of Station Road, and old Beeston (West End, Church) before returning to the Square. The hope is that those who come on the walk learn something about Beeston and will be challenged to find out more!