Other Local Writing

This is a selection of pieces that were written prior to the existence of Nottingham and Beyond (or for an earlier version of it), or for other purposes. It seemed a shame for them not to see the light of day. I’ll add more as time goes by.

Ruminations – a reflective walk along the Erewash Canal between Ilkeston and Langley Mill (2012)

Broadmarsh and Beyond – the story of the wooden animals of Broadmarsh, their creator and his other works (2020)

Hidden Treasure – on the delights of the Park Tunnel (unknown date)

Escape to the Country – a walk from Wollaton Vale to Stapleford Hill via Bramcote Ridge (2017)

A Helluva Town – a wander around Hucknall (2016)

A Tale of Two Cinemas – concerning the Savoy and Capitol cinemas, in Lenton and Radford respectively (2013)

Another Dimension – an exploration of Mapperley Tunnel (2013)

Grave Matters – an unofficial visit to the Hardy Street Jewish Cemetery and words about the final resting places of some of the great and the good of Nottingham (2015)

Industrial Secrets – a walk around Lenton Industrial Estate (2013)

Land of Bread and Lard – examining traces of the Midland Railway’s Nottingham to Melton route in and around West Bridgford. (2016)

Poo Corner – a visit to the Lilac Grove Sewage Treatment Works in Beeston (2012)

Moonlighting – a night walk from Nottingham city centre (2015)

Rambling On – on walking (2013)

Takeover Bid – a rant about the corporatisation of walking that is (or possibly was) Walk to Work Week (2013)

What Lies Beneath – a piece about the Mansfield Road railway tunnel, which once carried the Great Central Railway into Nottingham Victoria station (2016)

Lawrence of Nottinghamshire – a visit to the D H Lawrence statue in the grounds of the University of Nottingham (2017)

Trains and Automobiles – a walk from Long Eaton to Trowell Services via Toton Sidings (which is to be the site of the HS2 East Midlands Hub station) and Stapleford (2017)

Clock-Watching – on public clocks (2015)