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The Catfoot Lane Tragedy of 1944

Nottinghamshire is home to more than 20 memorials dedicated to aircrew who died during the Second World War. The details of these are found on various publications and websites. Memorials such as those in Annesley, Blyth, Calverton, Cotgrave, Farnsfield, Gonalston, Halam, and Hoveringham. One incident [ … ]

Music And Singing Tuition

Here is a list of musicians and singers recommended as tutors by followers and residents in the Mapperley area. Generally, most tend to offer a free introductory lesson and advise people to try a few tutors before committing to one. Singing And Vocal Tuition: Sarah [ … ]

Mapperley’s Writers

We invited our readers to tell us about the authors, poets and writers with strong connections to the area. Here’s what we have learnt so far, listed in alphabetical order: ANDREWS, Tom Tom is the Police Historian for Nottinghamshire and has published The Greatest Policeman?: [ … ]

Clina House

The residential area of Mapperley is made extra special because of the variety of houses that were built over time, as plots of land became available. This haphazard way the area has developed, has given us a wide variety of dwellings, some modest and some [ … ]

Garage Doors

We asked our followers for recommendations of garage door companies. Here’s what you told us. Replacement locks Paragon Locksmiths – Gedling – Tel: 07940826897 Replacement doors Betta Garage Doors – Nottingham – Tel: 0115 944 0022 DPG Garage Doors – Mansfield – Tel: 01623 461854 [ … ]

Memories Of Mapperley Brickworks

Whenever Nottingham’s old brickworks are talked about on local history sites, people tend to remember just one or two of them. Those that they lived near or played in as children. There were in fact many brickyards operated by several companies. One such company was [ … ]