Literary Location #30: Halam

Literary Location #30: Halam

Legend has it that Halam’s church was built in the 11th/12th century with stone intended for Southwell Minster which was being built at the time. Apparently, the carts would come to rest at the foot of a steep hill near Halam, allowing the carters a chance to refresh...
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...
The Lost Words For Notts

The Lost Words For Notts

Lost Words – words which bring to life our natural world, but which are disappearing from children’s dictionaries, and from their awareness – need to be saved. This is what the book The Lost Words sets out to do. Writer Robert Macfarlane has chosen words, such as...