History and Heritage of Gedling - Arnold Library - Adult Learning

Arnold Library, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Wednesdays: 10:30am - 12pm
No. sessions 4
Venue Arnold Library, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £21

About this course

Discover more about Gedling’s history and heritage as the borough turns 50 in 2024.  

On this course you will learn about Gedling through its various parks and nature reserves, pumping stations, and many historic places of interest. If you have an interest in local history then this course is for you. 

The course will cover local industry such as textiles, brewing and mining, and we’ll feature war, rebellion and religion; and important people from the borough will be highlighted, from the worlds of science, art, poetry, sport and more. The areas featured include Arnold, Calverton, Burton Joyce, Carlton, Daybrook, Gedling Village, Lambley, Linby, Netherfield, and Woodborough, plus historic venues like Newstead Abbey and Bestwood Lodge.  

By the end of the course, you will:  

  • Be able to describe Gedling’s early history. 
  • Be able to discuss different industries that have featured prominently in Gedling. 
  • Be able to name three industrialists that greatly influenced areas of Gedling and beyond. 
  • Be able to list several historic venues within the borough and explain their importance. 
  • Be able to name five famous people from Gedling borough. 
  • Contribute to a heritage trail which the class will create during the course. 

Suggested Reading for the course: 

  • A History of the Parish of Gedling by Charles Gerring 
  • The Story of Gedling by Swann 

Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information  https://www.inspireculture.org.uk/skills-learning/funding-your-courses/

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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