Monday, 10 September 2012

Community Concern Erewash

Back in March I mentioned Community Concern Erewash.

 CCE is  based in Cotmanhay, said to be the most deprived area in Derbyshire, and provides services to some of the most vulnerable people in Erewash, whilst giving volunteers the chance to acquire  practical skills into the bargain.

CCE and an associated project, Bright Street Laundry, are 20 years old this year and are looking for new ways to raise their profile and also to raise funds.

With this in mind they have now taken out a page on the website

To see their page, click here ; .

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Samuel Morley 1809 - 1886

This is `Nottingham Arboretum : Bust of Samuel Morley` by photographer John Sutton (

Morley was a prominent 19th century British social reformer, anti-slavery campaigner and trade union sympathiser.

To find out more about him, see my article `Samuel Morley of Nottingham` at .

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Hoonaloon News September 2012

Among his many other interests, Harold H Mather was noted for taking an active interest in conservation, preservation and the history of Nottinghamshire, with a particular interest in industrial heritage.

His `Clock and Watch Makers of Nottinghamshire` is just one of the titles featured in the current Hoonaloon News. To find out more. click here ; .