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Category: History

Mapperley in World War II

Paul Key, a member of the ‎Mapperley Local History and Preservation Group recently posted about the anti-aircraft defences that were installed in Mapperley during World War II. These were in the area of what is now the Nottingham Academy on [ … ]

Gedling Miners Welfare FC

Mapperley’s senior football club are Gedling Miners Welfare FC, known as The Miners. Their Plains Road ground has seen a remarkable transformation from virtually a ‘parks pitch’ 12 years ago to what is now probably the best amateur ground in [ … ]

Mapperley Hospital Theatre

Mapperley Hospital on Porchester Road was founded in 1876. Set in 125 acres of land, it had its own farm, bakery and butchery. Although much of the hospital has been demolished, some of the old buildings remain, including the old [ … ]

Mapperley and Brick Making

St Pancras Station celebrates its 150 years, and we celebrate the Mapperley Bricks that were used to build it and the brick making heritage of Nottingham Many thanks to Mike Chapman of the British Brick Society for the following information. [ … ]