Karen Moore, was admitted as a Freeman of the Borough of Broxtowe at a special meeting of the Council on 14th December, for her lifelong dedication to support people with learning disabilities. Karen worked as part of the Broxtowe Community Learning Disability Team for over 30 years, supporting … [Read more...]
At the end of September 1914, the Beeston Gazette & Echo was warning children that there would not be any imported toys for Christmas. (Tin plate toys were imported from Germany.) So, once they had ‘kicked the Kaiser’s Ass’ at the Wakes on Markham’s Field (Roundhill) and perhaps, as also … [Read more...]
Dining out at Bistro 66
Bistro 66 (formerly the Circle Eatery) has new ownership and management. Now, with new leadership, several changes have taken place. The ambience, decor and menus have been altered, to include (as well as the very popular breakfast variations and afternoon dining) most impressive evening dining … [Read more...]
Beeston u3a Autumn update
The u3a brings together retired and partly retired people and those no longer involved in raising a family. Our members are usually looking to meet new friends in the community, stay active, keep learning and having fun. The u3a was first launched in the UK in 1982 and this year all 1000+ … [Read more...]
Harlequin to present concert at Beeston Methodist Church
Harlequin was formed in September 2008 when a group of friends, all experienced singers, decided to join together purely for the enjoyment of choral music-making. Fourteen years on, the membership of the choir may have changed significantly, but the fun still remains. The singers now possess a wide … [Read more...]
Time out from Work with FOBS!
Recently Friends of Beeston Station (FOBS) took time out to enjoy a special complimentary Afternoon Tea from The Victoria Hotel in Beeston. The Vic had put on the Tea to thank FOBS for its work in keeping the Station platforms, the Tin Bridge and the area outside the Hotel clean and tidy. The … [Read more...]
Beeston History | Aeroplane Crash.
Aeroplane Crash. On Saturday 3 November 1934 two airmen, Alan Grant-Dalton (pilot) and Philip Rook hired a De Haviland Moth bi-plane from Tollerton Aerodrome for an hour to drop confetti on the house of a fellow airman,Mr John Soar of Beeston who was to marry Miss Janet Doreen Smith at Attenborough … [Read more...]