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Local History – Events, Rides and Walks

By May Bate | April 10th, 2014 | Buses, Cycling, Walking | Tags: , , ,

Come and learn about the history of your area and share your own experiences in a series of walks, talks, bike rides and bus rides.

This spring we are proud to reveal to you our two specially commissioned historical walking and cycling guides to Bilborough, Beechdale, Strelley, Aspley, Broxtowe and Cinderhill. ‘Garden City’ and ‘A New World’ present historical information about the area’s most significant landmarks, buildings and landscapes. They are fully illustrated with an easy to use map and key to the sites.

The guides can be downloaded from below.

‘Garden City’ and ‘A New World’ Launch

Saturday 5 April, 6-8pm

Join us in the beautiful setting of Bilborough St John’s church for a talk about the history of the area including specially sourced archive film footage. Refreshments provided.

St Johns Church, Graylands Road, Bilborough, NG8 4FD

Aspley, Broxtowe and Cinderhill on foot

Using the new history guide as a starting point, our resident historian will lead you on a leisurely guided group walk. Meet at Aspley Library, Nuthall Road, NG8 5DD, Saturday 12 April, 2pm-4:30pm.

This walk will finish at Aspley Library for …

…Our History

Saturday 12 April, 4:30pm-6:30pm.

A celebration of the history of the local community including activities for all ages, displays, film footage, a short talk and a free buffet. Come along and share your stories and memories with us.

Aspley Library, Nuthall Road, NG8 5DD

Bilborough, Beechdale and Strelley by foot

Saturday 19 April, 11am-12:30pm

A leisurely guided group walk taking in the landmarks and buildings featured in the new history guide.

Meet at Bilborough Library, Bracebridge Drive, NG8 4PN

Around Aspley, Bilborough and Strelley by bike

Join us for a historical cycling tour which will introduce several of the sites of interest listed in the cycling guide.

  • Saturday 26 April, 11am-12:30pm. Meet at Bilborough Library, Bracebridge Drive, NG8 4PN.
  • Sunday 4 May, 11am. Meet at Aspley Library, Nuthall Road, NG8 5DD .

Hyson Green to Bobbers Mill and Whitemoor: A Heritage Trail

Take a stroll with historian and archivist Chris Weir into an area rich with heritage and community spirit.

Starting from The Vine Community Centre, Bobbers Mill Road, NG7 5GZ. Saturday 3 May, 1pm. (approximately 1.5hrs)

History on the Bus

Explore the history of the number 35 bus route from the top deck of a double decker with Nottingham historian Robert Howard.

Meet at Bulwell Bus Station at 11am to receive your free bus ticket for the tour. Saturday 24 May.


You can borrow a bike and helmet for all our bike rides if you book ahead. Just ring us and we will help you find the right equipment for your needs

Booking is recommended for all our local history events. Please call us on 0115 883 3732 or send an email to to ensure a place.