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Celebrate borough’s rich history at these events taking place during Gedling Heritage Festival

The borough’s rich heritage is to be brought alive through a series of walks, talks and other events taking place during a three-week festival.

The Gedling Heritage Festival begins this Saturday (June 16) and runs until July 8.

During the three-week-long event, a number of walks, talks, film shows and displays will be on offer to help bring our area’s rich history to life.

Saturday, June 16

On Saturday (16) , two heritage walks will be taking place. A walk around Moor Ponds Woods begins from the Griffin’s Head car park at 13.30pm. Two walk around historic Burton Joyce are also taking place on Saturday. Those interested can meet outside the old school on Main Street at 10.30am or 2pm. There will also be more information about the festival available at Arnold Carnival. A walk and local history talk titled ‘Accidents, Murder and the Ordinary’ is taking place in Arnold. Those interested can meet at the Robin Hood & Little John pub at 7pm.

Sunday, June 24

Cover the Gedling ‘Rail Trail’ with a touch of Tolkien by attending this walk, which starts at Gedling Memorial Hall from 11am. A heritage talk on ‘Mayham, Murder & the Mundane’ by popular local historian Bob Massey is being held at the Bread & Bitter public house from 8pm.

There will also be a Railway History Fair at Gedling Memorial Hall from 12noon – 4pm

JRR Tolkien

Tuesday, June 26

A heritage walk around Stoke Bardolph is taking place. Those interested can meet in the riverside car park at 2pm near the Ferry Boat inn.


Thursday, June 28

A natural history walk is being organised around Gedling Country Park. Those wanting to take part should meet at the park’s Cafe 1899 at 10am. If you go on the walk then a donation of £1 should be made to Friends of Gedling Country Park.  A heritage walk around Gedlng Village also leaves from the cafe at 10.30am.

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Sunday, July 1

Unknown Mapperley? This walk and talk covering Mapperley’s rich history starts from the Haywood Road Community Centre and ends up at The Bread & Bitter. The walk begins at 5pm
Sunday 1 July – 5pm

Thursday, July 5

There will be a natural history and heritage walk taking place around Newstead Abbey gardens from 1pm. Those interested should meet at the Cafe Courtyard. There is a £6 charge per car.

Friday, July 6

Learn about Gedling’s secret histoy at the ‘Gedling’s Best Kept Secret’ walk. This begins at 7pm from Pond Hill Lane Community Centre

Saturday, July 7

There will be another chance to take part in  a natural history and heritage walk around Newstead Abbey gardens from 1pm. Those interested should meet at the Cafe Courtyard. There is a £6 charge per car.

Sunday, July 8

Arnold on Film: Historic film show. This event takes place at Bonington Theatre & Cinema at 2pm & 6.30pm
Free but tickets are essential

These events are free of charge unless otherwise stated. However, you may be asked to donate to a charity or a community organisation. You Must book your place on all our events (Participant numbers are limited); For further details and bookings contact: Denis Hill at or 0744 353 6811

One Comment

  1. How come nobody knows about this? It sounds great. Lots of events I’ll be attending. Not seen any posters or anything. Promote more of this please GBC. Not much about Carlton though.

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