Speaker meeting 4th January 2016

Church Wilne President Tony Beenham thanks Peter Hammond after the meeting.

The members of the Rotary Club of Church Wilne welcomed Peter Hammond to its speaker meeting on Monday 4th January when he gave his talk – "So you think you know about Nottingham"

Peter started his presentation with views taken from the top of the Nottingham Eye which included the Council House, the surrounding buildings and "Nottingham by the sea" which is held each summer.

The current Council house was completed in 1929 and was the third one on this site and the members were shown pictures taken of the Market Square going back two centuries.

Several of the Watson Fothergill buildings were highlighted along with the Black Boy Hotel, Griffin and Spalding, Nottingham Cooperative store, views to the south, Clumber Street and Goose Gate.

The original Nottingham station was opened in 1839, with a second one in 1848 and the 3rd was opened in the Edwardian period.

Peter continued by showing further photographs of the Wesley Chapel, which is now the Broadway cinema, the Thurland Hotel in 1900 on Pelham Street and the Theatre Royal.

The members were given an insight into the Nottingham caves which are in Broadmarsh, the Brewhouse Yard and Mortimer's Hole. They are all man made and there are over 500 known such caves.

Canning Circus and the cemetery were highlighted along with a story when Peter was taking a party of visitors during the evening in the cemetery and they were locked in for several hours before contacting the fire brigade.

Other places worth a visit included the Galleries of Justice and the Trip to Jerusalem.

Rotarian Gary Abbott thanked Peter for a most informative and entertaining talk.

For more information on Rotary, our speaker evenings and the main activities organised by our club please contact Rotarian John Astell at: rccw1220@gmail.com

Ray Terry
For the Rotary Club of Church Wilne


30th November 2015

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