Trent-side sporting scene
If you know me, I consider all of the league grounds to be "must see activities" but of the ones I visited, the City Ground in Nottingham, home of Nottingham Forest FC, was special in that I remembered to bring my camera that day and I got this lovely shot from the bridge. Also, the City Ground and Meadow Lane (home of Notts County) share the distinction of being the two closest football grounds in England.
And, as for the game, I saw Forest lose 1-0 to Gillingham. It was my third Forest game of the trip and their third loss.
Also in the vicinity is the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground and plenty of boathouses.
Green's Windmill in Sneinton, was built by one of Nottingham's greatest sons, George Green (1793-1841): a brilliant mathematician and scientist. The son of a miller- baker, he entered Cambridge University at the age of 40. He went on to write his famous "An Essay on the Applications of Mathematical Analysis to the Theories of Electricity and Magnetism". Green's Therem and Green's Functions are still used today.
the stableyard at Woollaton Park
The cafe at Woollaton Park is very popular with mothers of young children, elderly people and students. utside is pleasant except that we found it too chilly, so moved indoors.
There was a selection on the menu and we opted for Warm Chicken and Bacon Salad ; and I had Homemade Spicy Beef Chili with Nachos. my Chil with Nachos was very nice indeed
Robin Hood is the archetypal English folk hero; a courteous, pious and swashbuckling outlaw of the medieval era who, in modern versions of the legend, is famous for robbing the rich to feed the poor and fighting against injustice and tyranny. He operates with his "seven score" (140 strong) group of fellow outlawed yeomen – named the Merry Men, in the obsolete sense of "companion or follower of an... outlaw". He and his band are usually associated with Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.
In many stories Robin's nemesis is the despotic Sheriff of Nottingham. The sheriff gravely abuses his position, appropriating land, levying intolerable taxation, and unfairly persecuting the poor. In some tales the antagonist is Prince John, based on John of England, seen as the unjust usurper of his pious brother Richard. In some versions Robin Hood is said to have been a nobleman, the lord of Loxley (then the seat of Hallamshire, now in South Yorkshire), who was deprived of his lands by greedy churchmen. Sometimes he has served in the crusades, returning to England to find his lands pillaged by the dastardly sheriff. In some tales he is the champion of the people, fighting against corrupt officials and the oppressive order that protects them. In others he is an arrogant and headstrong rebel, who delights in bloodshed, cruelly slaughtering and beheading his victims.
Other Buldings as you walk around Nottingham
1. This interesting building belonged to a firm of architects
2. A modern glass fronted building reflects older buildings in the mirror glass
3. and 4. Severns- is one of 3 surviving mediaeval buildings in Nottingham .
It originally stood on Middle Pavement to the east of the entrance to Broadmarsh Centre. It was dismantled and reassembled here about 1969-70.
The roof is original, and tiled. The frame is wooden and would have been filled with lime pebble covered hesian as a core. More information is available on the building itself.
5. Brew House Yard: a museum of old Nottingham life