Category Archives: Events

Owls at St. Peter’s

Tuesday August 15th

Organised by Pauline
Time : 7pm onwards
Cost : £5 per person.
Wheelchair friendly

We have invited Kilton Pet & Raptor Rescue to bring their owls for a shootout. This is a unique opportunity to photograph wildlife at close range. This will take place at St. Peter’s Church Hall in Tollerton and refreshments will be available. We need to know how many people are likely to come to this so would you please reply to this email if you wish to attend.

Day out in Lincoln by train

Tuesday August 22nd

Organised by John Jones
Time : Train leaves Nottingham Station at 9:25 (return 15:30 or every hour after that)
Cost : £11.50 (£7.60 with railcard)
Wheelchair friendly (but Lincoln’s Steep Hill needs experienced pusher)

Morning Coffee – Brayford Waterfront (excellent photo opportunities)
Lunch in the Cathedral Quarter
Admission to Cathedral – £8 (£6.40 concessions)

Green’s Windmill

Wednesday August 23rd

Organised by Chris Keenan
Time : 6:45 – 7pm
Cost : £3 per person
Wheelchairs users – see below

Green’s Windmill is in Sneinton, about 1¼ miles east of Nottingham City Centre.
On foot: It’s a fifteen minute walk from the city centre and the railway station.
By car: If you’re travelling by car the postcode for your sat nav is NG2 4QB. Free parking is available in the car park on Windmill Lane. Disabled parking is available in the mill yard, accessed via Belvoir Hill (please call in advance to pre-arrange). By public transport: Bus number 43 from King Street in the city centre pass Windmill Lane. For bus timetables and further information on getting public transport to Green’s Mill call 0115 950 6070 or visit Traveline East Midlands.

It is a little bit problematic for people with disability. There are steps from the main car park so anyone with disability has to drive up Beaver Hill and turn left into the Mill Yard. The yard is cobbled but, she said they do have wheelchair users visiting. There is a contact number if anyone would like further info re this 0115 915 6878 and information about the mill can be found here

Draycott Scarecrow Festival & St. Chad’s

Monday August 28th (Bank Holiday)

Time : 10am to 5pm.
No fixed meeting place.
Wheelchair friendly (apart from the church tower)

Here we have two events in one. Firstly the Draycott Scarecrow Festival offers scarecrows of all shapes and sizes dotted around the village in gardens, shops, on roofs and other unexpected places. This takes place throughout the Bank Holiday weekend.

Web Site –

Secondly, the church warden at St. Chad’s Church Wilne, just down the road from Draycott, has kindly offered to open the church for us, including the tower. Parts of the church date back to the 13th century. Internally and externally it is very photogenic. Also, just opposite the church is a small lake with an exquisite lakeside walk. I would appreciate knowing who would like to visit the church so that the warden isn’t sat there all day on her own. Please reply to this email if you would like to visit the church.

West Bridgford Library Exhibition & Welcome

_W__2498-2Tuesday September 12th

The Society is holding its 4th annual exhibition at West Bridgford Library, Central Avenue, West Bridgford, from Tuesday 12th September to Tuesday 3rd October. You are welcome to come along to the opening or at any time during the exhibition, which is open during normal library opening hours (open until 7pm Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri). The exhibition showcases a wide range of images taken by members of the Society, and will be changed each week. Refreshments are available.