Literary Location #88: The Forest

Literary Location #88: The Forest

The Forest Recreation Ground, about a mile north of the city centre, was once the southernmost part of Sherwood Forest. Best known for being Goose Fair’s annual home and a site for park-and-riders, for over 300 years the Forest has hosted amateur sport. The son of a...
Literary Locations #28: The Council House

Literary Locations #28: The Council House

When Ken Dodd first came to Nottingham he took a taxi from Midland Station to the Empire Theatre for what was to be his first professional show. As the taxi passed our grand Council House with its big dome, Dodd asked the driver what it was. “That’s the council...
20th Century Notts: 1964-1966

20th Century Notts: 1964-1966

1964 Anarchy 38, Freedom Press (1964) Anarchy was a monthly journal that ran for more than ten years. In 1964 there was a Nottingham issue which included amongst its contributors Alan Sillitoe (with a piece entitled Poor People), Philip Callow (on Nottingham United),...