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The Provincial Grand Lodge of Nottinghamshire

I’ve previously written about the Freemasons Grand Lodge on Goldsmith Street, Nottingham however I recently attended an organ recital inside and was able to take some photos of one of the halls and of the small museum as well.

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Nottingham Architecture – Part Four

Another post about Nottingham architecture. The first building is The Boat Inn.

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Nottingham Architecture – Part Three

As part of my ongoing project to explore Nottingham’s architecture the first photo shows what used to be the Nottingham Playhouse before it moved premises (to Wellington Circus – a lovely theatre, I’d recommend a visit). This building (now a pub) was opened in 1910 as a cinema which was called The Little Theatre by the 1940s and then became the Nottingham Playhouse in 1948. It moved to its new premises in 1963.

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Nottingham: The Plaque Addition – Part One

Continuing the theme of Nottingham architecture, this post explores some of the plaques in the city dedicated to people or significant events. As I’m discovering a lot lately, I’ve passed by many of these without noticing them before.

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Nottingham Street Art – Part One

As I’m constantly taking photos around Nottingham I thought I’d do a round up of some of the street art I find on my travels. This post combines some old art work that has since been painted over as well as pieces you can still find around the city.

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The Malt Cross

The Malt Cross in Nottingham city centre has been on my list of places to visit for a while and finally one day in early December (!) a friend and I went on one of their regular heritage tours. Built in 1877 it is one of only a few Victorian Music Halls still standing.

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The Wheel of Nottingham

I’ve taken pictures of the Wheel of Nottingham before, at Nottingham Light Night, but it wasn’t until last Friday, just before the wheel left the city that I actually went on it. The wheel is 60 metres high with 40 enclosed gondolas and takes around 12 minutes to do three revolutions.

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The Albert Hall, Nottingham

The Albert Hall is a conference centre and concert venue next to St Barnabas Cathedral. The original building was used as a Temperance Hall which had been designed by Watson Fothergill. It was the largest concert hall in Nottingham but was largely destroyed by fire in 1906. The current building was built on the site in 1909 designed by Albert Edward Lambert designed in the style of an Edwardian Music Hall.

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Nottingham Canal Walk

On one of last year’s sunnier days I decided to take a walk along the Nottingham and Beeston Canal. It opened in 1796 as a means of transporting coal and is still an active part of the city, albeit more for leisure than commerce these days.

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Nottingham Castle: The Leonardo da Vinci Drawings

Nottingham Castle is currently displaying (until 9 October) 10 of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings, on loan from the Royal Collection. The drawings take in many of Leonardo’s eclectic interests spanning anatomy, botany and engineering and were done in pen and ink, chalk and watercolours.

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