The West Bridgford and District Local History Society was formed in 1976 to cater for the growing interest in local history and since then has been active in the historical study in West Bridgford’s institutions, people and buildings.
Meetings are held at 7.30pm on the first Friday of each month between October and April in the West Bridgford Community Hall, Church Drive, West Bridgford, when talks are given on subjects of local history interest. Outings to places of historical interest are arranged during the summer months. Our Chairman, Peter Hammond, is available to give talks to other societies and organisations on a variety of subjects.
The Society has published a Local History Trail of West Bridgford, a Bibliography of West Bridgford, 1991 ‘Aspects of West Bridgford’s History, and in 2007 ‘Aspects of West Bridgford’s History 2’. In 2008 the website was developed by Flexyweb. Not least, due to the efforts of the late David Mellor, a display board was erected in Gordon Square giving information about a former resident, Horatio Davies.
In 2011, three members began the Loughborough Road project investigating the houses within the Trent Bridge Ward, ie architects, individual families, etc
The Secretary would be grateful for the opportunity of copying any photographs, documents or other material of local interest which members may obtain.
The Society is affiliated to the Nottinghamshire Local History Association.
Membership is open to anyone interested in local history. The annual subscription of £8 for single, and £14 for doubles, at the same address, which is due in January, includes two issues each year of the Nottinghamshire Historian published by the Nottinghamshire Local History Association.