Heritage Open Days 2013 Report

Please see below for details of the 25 events that were arranged for last year’s event by our Society to give you a taste of what is organised, plus a selection of pictures!Main memorial inside Chetwynd Barracks 12th September 2013Inside Chetwynd Barracks 12th September 2013Outside BartonsStapleford Walk for Heritage Open Days September 14th 2013St Mary's Church AttenboroughSt.John's School StaplefordOur stand Inside BartonsBeeston Conservative Club outsideLilac Grove Sewage farmAttenborough Nature Centre (2)Attenborough Nature Centre (1)DancersDancers (2)Stapleford Heritage walk led by Barbara BrookeBeeston Heritage WalkBeesston Heritage WalkLong Eaton Arts Centre

All of the events are free.

Some of the venues, i.e. Chilwell MOD, Boots PLC, the Sewage Works and Beeston Library are pre-booked events.

BEESTON & DISTRICT CIVIC SOCIETY
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 12th/15th SEPTEMBER 2013
Attenborough Nature Centre
Barton Lane, Attenborough, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 6DY
A special exhibition on the history and heritage of Attenborough Nature Centre celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Reserve.
Opening Times
• Thursday 12th September: 1000-1700
• Friday 13th September: 1000-1700
• Saturday 14th September: 0900-1800
• Sunday 15th September: 0900-1800
Access Information
Toilet facilities available at The Visitor Centre.

Attenborough, St.Mary the Virgin Church
Church Lane, Attenborough, Beestom, Nottinghamshire, NG9 6AS
Tour of church plus interesting gravestones of people killed in WWI Chilwell shell explosion. Including tours of the Church.
Opening Times
• Saturday 14th September: 1000-1800
• Sunday 15th September: 1430-1800

Beeston Heritage Trail
Beeston Town Centre, The Podium, Beeston Square, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1EF
A 2 mile walk designed primarily for both newcomers to Beeston, and those who have lived here but not had the chance to venture very far! It will begin and end in the Square and take in the structure of Beeston centre, with a brief walk along the High Road towards Chilwell, then north up Wollaton Road to take in the remaining mills, east along the High Road and back to the square. The aim is that those who come on the walk start to learn something about Beeston and will then be inspired to find out more. Led by Professor John Beckett.
Opening Times
• Sunday 15th September: 1430-1630
Additional information
Meet at The Podium Beeston. Parking available in Foster Avenue Car Park – Free on Sundays.
Directions
Please use local car park in Foster Avenue which is free on Sundays

Bartons PLC
Barton Building, The Garage, 43-63 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ
The Barton building will have a display of classic cars and Barton transport through the years as well as being host to other Societies such as the Beeston & District Local History Society, The Beeston & District Civic Society, the Beeston Camera Club and Girlguiding Beeston Division
Opening Times
• Saturday 14th September: 1000 – 1600

Beeston & District Local History Society
Barton site , 63 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ
A brand new display of photos, maps, newspapers and artefacts from our archives. Topics planned include Toton, lace making, Beeston Boiler Company, the Pearson family and the early 20th century kitchen
Opening Times
• Saturday 14th September: 1000-1600

Beeston Camera Club
Barton House, 63 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ
A photographic exhibition by members of Beeston Camera Club with prints and digital presentations.
Opening Times
Saturday 14th September: 1000-1600

Beeston Division Girlguiding
Barton Building, The Garage, 43-63 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ
Girlguiding Beeston Division supports guiding units within Beeston, Chilwell, Attenborough and Toton. Many of which have a significant history of just less than 100 years, which we will share at the Heritage Open Day at the Barton’s site. Our display will include photographs and artefacts from the past, to current day and a reminder of the fun, friendships and exciting experiences that we all hold dear as well as guiding activities to have a go at too! We look forward to seeing you to share some memories.
Opening Times
• Saturday 14th September: 1000-1600

Beeston Parish Church
The Square, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1EY
Come and see this mainly Victorian George Gilbert Scott Church with the Henry VII Chancel and Medieval Font. There is also a brass Memorial with the names of Beeston residents who died in the First World War and a Memorial book with the names of Beeston citizens who died in the Second World War and also in later conflicts. The Crimean War Memorial is in the Churchyard.
Opening Times
• Saturday 14th September: 1000-1200
• Sunday 15th September: 1400-1600
Additional information
We regret the limited opening time for this year but there is also Weddings taking place this weekend.

Beeston Town Hall
Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1AE
The Town Hall is the Civic Centre of Broxtowe and the last time the Town Hall took part in Heritage Open Days was 2008. This year there will be old maps and memorabilia available in the Old Council Chamber. It is hoped that guided tours will be available by past Mayors. The Beeston & District Civic Society will also have a stand in the Old Council Chamber. The Mayor will officially open the event at 1000. There will also be a coffee morning taking place at the same time in aid of the Mayor’s Charity Events which this year are ‘The Treetops Hospice’ and ‘The Helpful Bureau’. Parking facilities in Foster Avenue Car Park. The Devonshire Avenue Car Park is also open to the general public on Saturdays. Beware there are tram workings in Beeston & Chilwell. Please check website:- http://www.thetram.net/local-work-updates/beeston/
Opening Times
• Saturday 14th September: 1000-1200 (latest entrance time)
Additional information
Parking facilities on Foster Avenue Car Park . Beware there are tram workings in Beeston & Chilwell. Please check website:- http://www.thetram.net/local-work-updates/beeston/
Directions
Parking facilities on Foster Avenue Car Park . Beware there are tram workings in Beeston & Chilwell. Please check website:- http://www.thetram.net/local-work-updates/beeston/
Beeston Library
Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1AE
Come and have a look behind the scenes at our Library pointing out things in the main library that people may not have noticed before, including a brief look at some online resources.
Opening Times
• Friday 13th September: Tours at 10.30.a.m. and 3.00.p.m.
Booking Details
Conditions: Beeston Library
Name: Emma Parry
Telephone: 0115 925 5168
Email: emma.parry@nottscc.gov.uk
Booking Opens: 1 May 2013
Booking Closes: 6 September 2013
Additional information
Max 10 people per tour/event. Parking facilities on Foster Avenue Car Park . Beware there are tram workings in Beeston & Chilwell. Please check website:- http://www.thetram.net/local-work-updates/beeston/

John Clifford Primary School
Nether Street, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2AT
Victorian school building dating from 1898. John Clifford was a local Baptist minister and through his efforts the school was established. It later became a senior boys’ school but is now a successful primary school. Staff will be available to answer any questions.
Opening Times
• Saturday 14th September: 1030-1130
Access Information
As this is a Victorian building, wheelchair access is not available to all floors.

The New Beeston Conservative Club
New Beeston Conservative Club, 148 Station Road, , Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2AY
Local residents will remember the Station Road location as the old Bostocks building and some may recall its use as the Regent ballroom in the 1930s. Whilst ensuring that the interior has been completely renovated and attractively restyled and complete with all the latest features, the Club has been careful to retain and to renovate the building’s facade, for many, a well-loved feature of the street-scene. In particular, the magnificent bay window which dominated the front on the first floor with its stained glass which will be remembered as a feature of the ballroom, has been retained to form an attractive setting to the front of the lounge.
Opening Times
• Thursday 12th September: 1200-1400
• Friday 13th September: 1200-1400
• Saturday 14th September: 1200-1400
• Sunday 15th September: 1200-1400

Tour of Lilac Grove Sewage Treatment Works
Beeston Sewage Treatment Works, Lilac Grove, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1PA
A chance to visit this sewage treatment works and to be guided round the various processes on site. Visitors must be aged 16 years and over.
Opening Times
• Thursday 12th September: Tours 0900, 1100 & 1300
Booking Details
Name: Edwina Woodland
Telephone: 01332 288 013
Booking Opens: 1 May 2013
Access Information
There are several steps and undulating ground which is not suitable for wheel-chair users and there are no disabled facilities.
Additional information
Max 6 people per tour/event.
Royal British Legion
16 Hall Croft, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1EL
See a display of War Medals, Cap badges, War money, a DVD of the Royal British Legion and the work it does. Talk to members of the Korean and Borneo veterans, the Malaya veterans, and the parachute veterans.
Opening Times
• Saturday 14th September: 1000 – 1400
Additional information
. Beware there are tram workings in Beeston & Chilwell. Please check website:- http://www.thetram.net/local-work-updates/beeston/
Greenwood Step Clog Dancers and Others
Beeston Town Centre, Beeston, Nottinghamshire
Traditional clog dancing and more at various venues including: The Beeman Statue on the High Road; Beeston Square and the Crown Public House.
Opening Times
• Saturday 14th September: 1100-1530
Access Information
Beware there are tram workings in Beeston & Chilwell. Please check website:- http://www.thetram.net/local-work-updates/beeston/
Boots PLC – Tour of D10 Factory REGRET NOW FULLY BOOKED
Boots UK, D122 Archives & Records Centre, Thane Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG90 4XY
Boots are once again opening the doors to D10 their Grade I listed ‘Wonder factory’ designed by Architect Owen Williams which this year celebrates its 80th Anniversary. Following a tour of the building visitors will have a chance to see some archive film footage, browse through material from the Boots Archive and chat to the archivists. Visitors must be aged 16 years and over. Event suitable for ages: 16 to 0.
Opening Times
• Saturday 14th September: Tours 0900-1030, 1100-1230, 1300-1430, 1500-1630
• Sunday 15th September: Tours 0900-1030, 1100-1230, 1300-1430, 1500-1630
Booking Details
Conditions: D122 Record Centre & Archives
Name: Judith Wright
Telephone: 0115 9593472
Email: judith.wright@boots.co.uk
Address: D122 Records Centre & Archives, Thane Road, Nottingham NG90 4XY
Booking Opens: 1 May 2013
Booking Closes: 29 August 2013
Access Information
Lift and ramp access available.
Additional information
Max 15 people per tour/event. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Boots PLC cannot accept people who turn up without prior booking. Directions and transportation information will be sent to all those booked on the tours prior to the event.
Bramcote Old Church Tower (aka The Sunken Church)
St Luke’s Tower & Gardens, Moss Drive, Bramcote, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 3NF
13th century church tower and grounds with some interesting architecture, old and new. Also tours to’ Bramcote Hall’ from the Church tower site. Activity packs available.
Opening Times
• Saturday 14th September: 1000-1600
• Sunday 15th September: 1200 – 1600
Access Information
Not suitable for wheelchairs as it is on a steep slope
Not suitable for wheelchairs as it is on a steep slope

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Chilwell Depot  (Regret now fully booked)
Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 5HA
A rare opportunity to see the memorial of the 1918 Explosion which took place in Chilwell. This will be accompanied by a BBC film.
Opening Times
• Thursday 12th September: Tour 1300
Booking Details
Conditions: MUST BE PRE-BOOKED AT LEAST 6 WEEKS BEFORE
Name: Eileen Atherton (Hon Secretary – Beeston & District Civic Society)
Telephone: 0115 9677260
Email: beestoncivicsociety@gmail.com
Website: https://beestoncivicsociety.wordpress.com/
Address: 4 Penrhyn Crescent, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 5NZ
Booking Opens: 1 March 2013
Booking Closes: 12 July 2013 19:00
Access Information
The tour requires a lot of walking; visitors are requested to contact the Beeston & District Civic Society on 0115 9677260 or email beestoncivicsociety@gmail.com, so that facilities can be made available for disabled transport.
Additional information
Maximum 80 people per tour/event
Christ Church, Chilwell
College Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AS
Parish Church, built 1904 and consecrated in 1915. History of Christ Church Chilwell – visual display. Refreshments and a warm welcome to explore the church.
Opening Times
• Saturday 14th September: 1000-1700

G H Hurt & Son Ltd: The Shawl Factory
65 High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4AJ
Founded in 1912 , G.H. Hurt & Son is a family firm which knits hand-finished scarves and shawls in Chilwell. Established in an old seed warehouse built in 1781, the business has remained on the site to the present day. Come and see both large modern and rare historic lace-knitting machines in action and have a go at hand-finishing a shawl in the traditional Shetland way.
Opening Times
• Saturday 14th September: 0900-1300
Access Information
On-site disabled parking is very limited. Only ground floor rooms accessible to wheelchairs. Please note that this event may be affected by tram workings. Please follow diversions if necessary.

Inham Nook Allotments
Slade Road, Pearson Avenue, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 4GS
An opening of these allotments with a store on site selling produce including vegetables, free range eggs, homemade bread and garden supplies.
Opening Times
• Saturday 14th September: 0930-1600;
Additional information
Parking nearby

Paradiso Cinema at Chilwell Olympia
Chilwell School, Queen’s Road West, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 5AL
The Paradiso Cinema presents “The Forgotten Story of English Lace” written and produced by Edward Jarvis and narrated by Robert Lindsay, a history of lace and the story of local (Nottinghamshire) lace production. The film also features the owner of Hurts Shawl factory in Chilwell. Edward Jarvis will present the film in person and be available afterwards to comment and answer questions. The film is approximately 72 minutes long.
Opening Times
• Sunday 15th September: 1500-1700

Stapleford, St Helen’s Parish Church,
Frederick Road, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, NG9 8FN
A recently refurbished Grade 11* listed building; medieval, dating back to the 13th century and containing memorials to Robert Tevery 1571 and George John Borlase Warren 1801. A display stall, mounted by the Stapleford & District Local History Society will be on show. Audio History Trail and Children’s Quiz.
Opening Times
• Sunday 15th September: 1400-1600
Additional information
2 Public Car parks nearby which are free on Sundays.
Directions
St.Helens is on Church Street, a short distance from The Roach in the centre of Stapleford. Public Transport Rainbow i4
Stapleford St John’s C of E Primary School
80 Nottingham Road, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, NG9 8AQ

Church of England Primary School opened in 1837 by Dame Caroline Warren (Endowed). . Original bible and historical information on display plus photographs and school records from archive and information on the development of the School.
Opening Times
• Saturday 14th September: 1000-1230
Additional information
Public transport details – Rainbow i4.
Stapleford Town Trail
The Roach crossroads, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, NG9 7HA
A guided walk round the Town’s central historical area, including most of the important sites, starting from and returning to the Roach Crossroads. The route is child buggy friendly.
Opening Times
• Sunday 15th September: 1100-1245

Access Information
Beware there are tram workings in Beeston & Chilwell. Please check website:- http://www.thetram.net/local-work-updates/beeston/
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Beeston & District Civic Society was founded forty years ago, in 1973, to promote a sense of civic pride and place in Beeston and we now have over 200 members. We care for Beeston’s past, present and future by helping to preserve what is worthwhile and promoting good design. We have been instrumental in securing conservation areas, saving interesting buildings from demolition and erecting blue plaques to commemorate worthy citizens and many other local projects.

The organisers would like to thank all staff and volunteers at the above venues as well as thanking local Borough and County Councillors for their generous support.

Heritage Open Days – Beeston & District Civic Society

Extra event

Long Eaton Art Room

29-31 Lime Grove, Long Eaton NG10 4LD

Saturday 14 September: 10am – 4pm

Sunday 15 September: 10am – 4pm

We are a community arts centre in Long Eaton’s Lace Factories Conservation Area, opening on Heritage Open Days for the first time this year. Visit us to:

– see inside our Victorian factory building

– have a go at arts and crafts activities

– admire the work of our resident artists

– learn about the history of the lace industry

– share your memories of working in the factories

http://www.leartroom.co.uk/

4 thoughts on “Heritage Open Days 2013 Report

  1. Good to see lots of events for HODs this year. Congratulations on this.

    May I suggest some space is required to separate listed events and also BOLD headings for identifying each event clearly and for easier reading of the list.

    Will the events with small numbers of participants be stated to be fully booked if no spaces left?

    Barry S

  2. I have just marked the website that both Boots PLC and Chilwell depot tours are fully booked.and also sent a blog out to that effect

  3. I am a little confused about the Chilwell Depot tour being part of the Heritage Open Day, since its booking window closed six weeks ago, well before the official Heritage Open Days web site published any details. Is this a local tour for local people? 😉

    • The Chetwynd Barracks tour has been part of Heritage Open Days for the past 7 years, and we have been allowed to take more people every year and we are now limited to 80 people.
      As we are required to send the list of visitors into the Depot for clearance 6 weeks before, that is why the closing date is the middle of July.
      We started publicising this event at the beginning of June and it has been on our website as well as in our leaflet, since that time.
      I regret to say that it is always over-subscribed in spite of the Depot allowing 80 as opposed to the 30 visitors in the earlier years.
      This year the Society are arranging 25 events in the South Broxtowe area and there are only 4 that require to be booked. i.e. The Depot, Boots PLC, Beeston Library and the Sewage Works.
      I apologise if you were unable to get on the tour this year.

      Kind regards,

      Eileen Atherton
      Hon Secretary
      Beeston & District Civic Society,

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