Finding Neverland: the real one

You’ve got to love those Victorians. They liked a nice stroll and created some lovely places where they could ‘take the air’. Funny isn’t it, how there are some amazing green spaces in the middle of the most built-up areas. Sometimes cities do green spaces extremely well. Nottingham has plenty of green spaces – in […]

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In search of Bendigo

When I first moved to Nottingham a couple of months ago, the first thing I did was go and join the library and spend a couple of hours in the local history section where I discovered a completely amazing book that will be the subject of another blog (probably several because there is so much […]

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How I almost got to go to a music hall

I am very disappointed. A couple of weeks ago I discovered there was a hidden Victorian Music Hall behind St James’s Street in Nottingham city centre. I had absolutely no idea it was there. Not only that, there were caves underneath the building that hosted wonderful-sounding events like gin tastings (yes please) and open mic […]

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Have you seen the cockle man?

Dave ‘the Cockle Man’ tells me he has two main things on his wishlist: he’s on the search for wife number three and he’d really like to be given the Freedom of the City of Nottingham. I think he maybe joking about the first wish; he’s not joking about the second. And why not? After […]

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