Summer Social 2022

Join us for our annual Summer Social at Erewash Museum and later moving on to Bennerley Viaduct on Thursday, 25th August 2022 from 3-5pm. This will be a social, informal event to allow us to catch up with one another and meet another Forum – the Derbyshire Museums and Heritage Forum. It will be the first time our two Forums will gather for a joint event, and as we’ll be gathering at the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border, it will prove to be a historic, symbolic event! Whether you are already a Forum member or interested in learning more about the Forum, you’re welcome to attend. Teas and coffees will be provided at Erewash Museum, but please bring a snack – or even cake – to share.

Programme:

3.00pm  Meet at Erewash Museum

Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and any treats that you bring will be made available for sharing. Toilet facilities are available. You will have the opportunity to meet other Forum members, to socialise and see the museum.

Erewash Museum: Address: High St, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5JA https://www.erewashmuseum.co.uk/

Parking around Erewash Museum:

The Museum car park is small with only one space for Blue Badge holders. There is a pay and display car park opposite owned by Erewash Borough Council.  There are also plenty of car parks in the town centre within walking distance of the museum.  You can view the Museum’s car parking map to find the closest location to park your car. Car parking prices may vary so please check the Tariff informationon the Council’s website. The Erewash Borough Council town centre car parks are free for one hour.

3.45pm Leave Erewash Museum and move on to Bennerley Viaduct

Bennerley Viaduct: Address: Awsworth Rd, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 8PX

Options:

It is about a 20-30 minute walk to Bennerley Viaduct from Erewash Museum. You can also go by car (under 10 minutes to drive), but parking is limited around the viaduct. Parking on site, underneath the viaduct, is for exhibitors and Blue badge holders only and is accessed from the Awsworth Road, so it would be good for people to car share if possible. Car sharing can be worked out on the day. Please refer to the access information on the Visiting Bennerley Viaduct webpage for details about parking and accessing the viaduct.

4.15pm
We will gather at 4.15pm in the middle (on top) of Bennerley Viaduct (best because people walking and people driving will arrive at opposite ends of the viaduct), where you’ll be welcomed to the viaduct and Kate Crossley, Bennerley Viaduct’s Heritage and Engagement Officer, will give a short talk about the viaduct and the points of interest. This will be followed by a photo opportunity for the two Forums and the chance to walk and explore the viaduct from 4.30pm.
4.30pm
Explore the viaduct in your own time and socialise with other Forum members.
5pm Close of Summer Social
Bennerley Viaduct is open all the time, so you are welcome to stay on as long as you would like, but may need to make time allowances to return to your car (if leaving your car near Erewash Museum).
Important Information:

You should wear sensible shoes; there are uneven paths leading to the viaduct and underneath it.

The viaduct is very exposed – to wind, rain and sun, so please dress according to the weather conditions.

There are no toilets or refreshments at the viaduct – or any shelter if the weather is bad (other than underneath the viaduct).

The viaduct is – sadly – not fully accessible. From the end closest to the car parking, you have to climb a steep set of steps to the deck. There is a ramp at the end that meets the towpath of the Erewash Canal, but the towpath itself isn’t fully accessible.

There is very limited parking near the viaduct, so we do encourage car sharing, or walking.

Bennerley Viaduct staff will be on hand to give people information on the day – such as where to park, and explain the meeting point more carefully.

There is no fee to attend the Summer Social, but donations are always welcome. No need to book – just show up on the day.
The 25th of August is officially ‘Nottinghamshire Day’, but we want both counties’ Forums to feel welcome and want to stress that this is a time for coming together and celebrating heritage and the people who work, volunteer and champion heritage.

Hope to see you there!

Spring Meeting 2022

Wednesday, 30th March, 3-5pm at the Cathedral of St Barnabas, North Circus Street, Nottingham NG1 5AE

Join us for our first meeting of the year, where we’ll have the opportunity to learn about a project to restore the Pugin interior of St Barnabas Cathedral, to share with one another and to network.

Peter Rogan, Conservation Architect and Director of Peter Rogan and Associates Limited, will present on St Barnabas Cathedral’s National Lottery Pugin Heritage Project, which aims to not only restore the Pugin interior of the Cathedral but to engage with the community of Nottingham to raise awareness of the rich history of the Cathedral, a hidden Pugin gem in the heart of the city.  Working with Nottingham Trent University and conservation specialists will allow the architectural story of the building to be unlocked, which can then be shared with the public.

Peter Rogan is the Cathedral Architect to the Catholic Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas in Nottingham. The Cathedral was built in the 1830s to the designs of the important neo-Gothic architect A.W.N. Pugin.  Recent work has included support for the successful application to the Cathedral’s WW1 Fund in respect of above and below-ground drainage improvements and also improvements for access for people with disabilities.

During the meeting there will be time to network, enjoy light refreshments and there will be a guided tour of the Cathedral from 4.30pm.

A meeting agenda will be emailed prior to those who have registered.

The cost of the meeting is included in your membership.  Forum meetings are open to members (paid membership for 2021-2022) and non-members alike.  Non-members can ‘try out’ the Forum as observers for up to two meetings before membership of the Forum is required.  We’re a friendly and supportive group and hope you’ll consider joining.  For information about individual or institutional membership, please see: https://www.nottsheritage.co.uk/featured/ or contact us on info@nottsheritage.co.uk to request a membership invoice.

Register for the Spring Meeting athttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nottinghamshire-heritage-forums-spring-meeting-2022-tickets-300869688337?ref=estw

Location: Cathedral of St Barnabas, North Circus Street, Nottingham NG1 5AE.  For directions and access information see: https://www.stbarnabascathedral.org.uk/01_Community/FindUs-Cathedral.html

2022 Forum Meetings

We look forward to meeting in person as much as possible this year. If you’re not yet a member and are interested in finding out more, you’re welcome to ‘check out’ the Forum by attending up to two meetings without charge before being required to join by subscription (please see the ‘membership’ section for more information on joining).

Our meeting schedule for 2022 is:

SPRING MEETING

Wednesday, 30th March, 3-5pm at the Cathedral of St Barnabas, North Circus Street, Nottingham NG1 5AE.  Peter Rogan, Conservation Architect and Director of Peter Rogan and Associates Limited and Cathedral Architect to the Catholic Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas in Nottingham, will present on the Cathedral’s Pugin Heritage Project.  The Cathedral was built in the 1830s to the designs of the important neo-Gothic architect A.W.N. Pugin.  The  Project aims to restore the Pugin interior of the Cathedral and engage with the community of Nottingham to raise awareness of the rich history of the Cathedral, a hidden Pugin gem in the heart of the city.  Working with Nottingham Trent University and conservation specialists will allow the architectural story of the building to be unlocked, which can then be shared with the public.  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nottinghamshire-heritage-forums-spring-meeting-2022-tickets-300869688337?ref=estw

AGM MEETING

Wednesday, 25 May, 3-5pm at Green’s Windmill & Science Centre, Windmill Lane, Sneinton, Nottingham NG2 4QB.  Focus on ‘audience development’.  Registration link posted here nearer the time.

SUMMER SOCIAL

Thursday, 25 August, 3-5pm, venue TBD.  An informal event with plenty of time to network and enjoy light refreshments.  Registration link posted here nearer the time.

AUTUMN MEETING

Tuesday, 11 October, 3-5pm.  Venue and theme TBD.  Registration link posted here nearer the time.

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL & QUIZ

December date TBD.  Join us for our third annual online Christmas Social and Quiz.  An informal, festive event full of good cheer and kind competition.  Registration link posted here nearer the time.

Looking forward to meeting up and working together in 2022!

 

Christmas Social and Quiz

There will be a quirky heritage-related quiz, so come with pencils and minds sharpened, ready to compete. Come dressed in your cheeriest holiday attire, with Christmas treats at the ready, dazzling Christmas decorations in the background (or choose a festive Zoom background) and join us for what will undoubtedly be a memorable session of merriment.

New members welcome to attend.  The more the merrier!

Register athttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-social-and-quiz-tickets-90800626117?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

* A Zoom link to the meeting will be emailed to all registrants before the event.

Autumn Meeting 2021

Join us for our next meeting, the Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum Autumn Meeting, which will be held in person on Tuesday, 23 November 2021 from 3-5pm at the National Justice Museum, Nottingham. It’ll be our first time since November 2019 convening properly in person and we’re looking forward to catching up with one another. We’ll hear from Sarah Hartshorne about Museum Development East Midlands’ 2021 survey of volunteer needs in the region and have time to network and share any updates.

Members and non-members alike are welcome. Hope to see you at the meeting!

Book your place on Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nottinghamshire-heritage-forums-autumn-meeting-2021-tickets-200025410387?ref=estw

For further information, please contact the Forum on email: info@nottsheritage.co.uk

Summer social a success

It was wonderful to see so many of Forum members (and potential members) at the Forum Summer Social on 17th August 2021 at the Museum of the Horse and the Walks of Life Museum in Tuxford. Many of you said how wonderful if it was to meet again in person and how much you look forward to future opportunities to meet. It was also enjoyable to see two museums (real hidden gems) and be treated to such warm hospitality at both. Many thanks to Sally Mitchell of the Museum of the Horse and to Neville Stankley and Diane Hunt of the Walks of Life Museum for hosting us and providing tours and refreshments. Thanks, also, to those who brought cake and/or desserts to share and to everyone who came.

Whilst the hope is that we will be able to hold more meetings in person, the current situation requires flexibility in our approach. The success of online meetings has made it possible for others to join who might not normally be able to take time out of busy schedules to travel to meetings, so a hybrid schedule of both in-person and online meetings is probably the best way forward to enable the Forum to be as inclusive as possible.

Summer Social 2021

Join us for our Summer Social on Tuesday, 17th August from 2-4pm. It will be our first opportunity to meet in-person in over a year and a half and we’re looking forward to catching up and welcoming new and interested members to the Forum!

2pm – Meet at the Museum of the Horse, 1 Market Place, Tuxford NG22 0LA, where we will enjoy tea and coffee followed by a tour of the museum if numbers permit. Please bring snacks if desired. The Museum of The Horse is situated above the gallery in the large white building on the corner of Lincoln Road and Newcastle Street and has columns outside the front door. Plenty of car parking behind the museum accessed off Newcastle Street via the archway.

then…

3pm – We will make our way over to the Walks of Life Museum, 33 Lincoln Road, Tuxford NG22 0LT, which is just a 2-minute downhill walk (700 yards) from the Museum of the Horse. You can go by car too, as there is also parking. Go under the A1 and it is on the left. A sign will be out. If you reach Costcutter you will have gone past it. A brief introduction to the site and its development will be presented, followed by tea (and cake, if people bring some) outdoors under the barn canopy.

The Summer Social will finish around 4pm, but you’re welcome to stay at the Walks of Life Museum to look around until 5pm.

No booking necessary. Please bring cake or a dessert to share (if you feel inspired). We hope to see you there!

AGM

Join us for our next meeting, the Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum AGM, which will be held online on Tuesday, 18 May 2021 from 1-3pm. It’ll be our third time convening virtually and we’re looking forward to catching up with one another.

Members and non-members alike are welcome, and along with the regular agenda items, the meeting will include a talk about grants from Lesley Owen-Jones of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and a presentation about community fundraising from Annie Davies of the Museum of Cambridge. Hope to ‘see’ you at the meeting!

Book your free place on Eventbrite athttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nottinghamshire-heritage-forum-2021-agm-tickets-90805761477

For further information, please contact the Forum on email: info@nottsheritage.co.uk

2021 Forum Meetings

We look forward to meeting up, even if we may have to meet virtually until it is safe and practical to meet in person. If you’re not yet a member and are interested in finding out more, you’re welcome to ‘check out’ the Forum by attending up to two meetings without charge before being required to join by subscription (see ‘membership’ section for more information).

Our meeting schedule for 2021 is:

Thursday, 25 March, 1-3pm on Zoom.   ‘Well-being’ focus.

Tuesday, 18 May, 1-3pm on Zoom.  AGM with a focus on ‘funding’.

Tuesday, 17 August, 2-4pm, Summer Social. Meet at 2pm at the Museum of the Horse, 1 Market Place, Tuxford NG22 0LA, and later moving on to the Walks of Life Museum, Tuxford NG22 0LT, around 3pm. No booking necessary. Teas and coffees provide, please brings snacks if desired. All welcome.

Tuesday, 7 September, 1-3pm (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, 23 November, 3-5pm.  Join us in person at the National Justice Museum, Nottingham, where we’ll catch up with one another and hear from Sarah Hartshorne about Museum Development East Midlands’ 2021 survey of volunteer needs in the region. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nottinghamshire-heritage-forums-autumn-meeting-2021-tickets-200025410387?ref=estw

Friday, 17 December, 1-3pm. Join us for our second annual online  Christmas Social and Quiz. An informal, festive event full of good cheer and kind competition. Free. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-social-and-quiz-tickets-90800626117?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Looking forward to meeting up and working together in 2021!

 

Spring 2021 Forum Meeting to focus on wellbeing

Join us for our next meeting, the Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum Spring 2021 Meeting, which will be held online on Thursday, 25 March 2021 from 1-3pm. It’ll be our second time convening virtually and we’re looking forward to catching up with one another even if we cannot currently meet in person.

Members and non-members alike are welcome, and along with the regular agenda items, which will include discussion of the results of our members’ survey, we’ll be hearing from Rachel Massey, the East Midlands Champion for the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA), who will provide an overview of the Alliance, its work and activities, and share practical tips for boosting one’s wellbeing by connecting with nature. Hope to ‘see’ you at the meeting!

Book your free place today on Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nottinghamshire-heritage-forum-spring-meeting-2021-tickets-90803761495

Booking closes 24 March 2021 at 12.00 noon.

For further information, please contact the Forum on email: info@nottsheritage.co.uk