© Radcliffe on Trent and the First World War www.radcliffeontrentww1.org.uk
Eighteen Club members and their partners attended a Zoom meeting to hear Graham Hayes, a Nottingham born and bred Rotarian, give an illustrated talk on some of the many historic mansions and stately homes that once existed in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. He gave a fascinating insight into the history of seventeen Houses, Halls, Lodges and Granges around the County, all of which have long since been demolished leaving little or no trace of their existence. Graham had fully researched his subjects to the extent that he was able to detail when they were built and for whom, together with their changes of ownership and occupancy over the centuries. He also provided interesting information on the ‘claims to fame’ of many of them, all of which was a total surprise to me and I suspect to most of our members who were avidly listening to the details being imparted by Graham.
Chauntry House © Graham Hayes
For instance, I didn’t know that King Edward VIII was a regular visitor to Lamcote House in Radcliffe-on-Trent where he would meet his lady friend Freda Dudley-Ward and on one of these visits was introduced to Wallis Simpson…...and we all know where that led. Additionally, Chauntry House, built in Newark in the fourteenth century, was accommodation for local Chantry priests and its site in Appleton Gate is now occupied by the Palace Theatre.
Lost Houses included in Graham’s talk were: Sherwood Lodge, Clumber House, Oxton Hall, Calverton Hall, The Guide House, Arno Vale House, Burton Joyce Hall, Lamcote House, Ruddington Grange, Bramcote Hall, Aspley Hall, Broxtowe Hall, Watnall Hall, Nuthall Temple, Bulwell hall, Ossington Hall and Chauntry House. At the end of the evening, in appreciation of Graham coming along and sharing with us his vast knowledge of old Nottingham, the Club donated £25 to Graham’s nominated
charity ‘Prostate Cancer UK’.
more The Club has recently received the Mike Herbert Award for Endevour along with a glowing recommendation Stella Herbert - District Executive Officer (Head of Membership) for District 1220
more Representatives from both Charities namely Sara Grant from Newark Home- Start and Ben Petts from Cancer Research UK were invited to speak at our Zoom meeting
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more Peter Hammond an Archaeologist by profession explained that Sir Robert Heron, of Stubton Hall, had the foresight to set up a Workhouse in Claypole in 1821.
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more Constance Penswick Smith was born in 1878. She was the daughter of a Church of England priest and came to live in Coddington when she was twelve years old.
more All operational volunteers are trained to the highest standards and dedicate much of their free time to going on courses and attending exercise classes to maintain a good level of fitness.
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more The Fishtail Fund works in partnership with a similar trust operated by the Rotary Club of Pokhara Fishtail.
more Stephen, as Chair of the Trustees, came to express a genuine message of thanks and appreciation to our all our Club members who, over many years, had supported the charity through transporting the mobile classroom to and from many schools.
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