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Nottingham Galleries of Justice

In his third visit to Nottingham’s historical features, Brian Spencer finds that although the Galleries of Justice are not exactly suitable for anyone a touch squeamish, it gives a fascinating insight to the way crime and punishment were dealt with not all that long ago. In order to experience what it would have been for […]

Explore Nottingham Castle

Nottingham’s proud symbol This one–time royal castle, arsenal and prison played its part in much of England’s history as Brian Spencer discovered when he went there recently. First and foremost, the building standing proud on top of a high crag above the centre of Nottingham is not a true castle, but a ducal palace standing […]

Roughnecks & Nodding Donkeys

Wandering round the tranquil glades of Duke’s Wood Nature Reserve near Eakring, Brian Spencer came across what at first glance seemed machines designed by the eccentric artist, Heath Robinson.  Known as ‘Nodding Donkeys’, they turned out to be the relics of Britain’s first on-shore oil field… At the start of World War 2, Britain’s only […]