By Jason Benskin
Following a chance call to Nottingham City Council, Clifton resident Wendy Sheldon and her brother Kevin (pictured) have found themselves as contributors to a new book produced by Nottingham City Homes entitled Homes and Places.
The book takes a nostalgic look back at Nottingham over the years and was produced to coincide with the national 100 years of council housing celebrations.
Wendy told the Clifton Local News: “I called the council on an unrelated matter, but upon hearing that me and my brother were lifelong residents of Clifton, we were invited in to be interviewed for the book by the City Homes Policy and Planning manager, Dan Lucas, and the author of the book, Chris Matthews.
“As you can imagine, both myself and Kevin were over the moon when we got a subsequent telephone call from Dan to say that some of our old photographs and stories were going to be used in the book.”
Along with their parents, Kevin and Wendy were the first residents to move into their home on the estate when it was built in 1956.
The book shows various childhood pictures from the family album from the 1950s and 1960s, along with a lovely recollection from Wendy about the Silver Jubilee street party in 1977.
The book looks at council housing developments from all across the city and gives a fascinating look into the city’s changing architecture, as well as a wonderful insight into the lives of the people who have lived and worked here over the last century.
The book can be ordered via independent book sellers across the city or online at .