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Papplewick Pumping Station view from the cooling pond.

Radio Nottingham Big Day Out 2014

A day out at Papplewick Pumping Station may not be on everybody’s agenda, inspecting Victorian water works, or any anybody else’s waterworks for that matter, but it could, especially when it’s for free as part of the Radio Nottingham Big Day Out.  Initial suggestions at visiting Papplewick Pumping Station are filled with thoughts of dour […]

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8a Victoria Street, Eastwood. The original mining cottage where DH Lawrence was born on 11th September 1885

DH Lawrence Festival 2012 & Beauvale Priory

Being unsophisticated and uncouth, its time to get myself some culture and get educated about the local area visiting the DH Lawrence birthplace, Durban House heritage centre and Beauvale Priory.  We’ve lived here 7 years and only just got round to visiting.  Eastwood has come a long way since 1066 when it was a tiny settlement […]

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