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Lenton, Nottingham
Lenton is an area of the City of Nottingham in the county of Nottinghamshire,England.
Politically, it falls within the Nottingham South constituency.
The name 'Lenton', is derived from the River Leen, which runs nearby.
Lenton is largely a residential area.
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W.H. Allen's boots recovered from the wreck of the Titanic

W.H. Allen's boots recovered from the wreck of the Titanic

Lenton Times Issue 48 - Now Available


The Simpson Family & Lenton - Ada Howitt and the 1931 Irish Free State Hospitals Grand National Sweepstake - William Henry Allen: A Titanic Victim - The Boots Company at Dunkirk & Beeston - George Hunt and Bertie Gilbert Hunt - Lenton's Graveyard Tales: The Pownalls - James Winskill and the Archbishop of Canterbury - Society Snips

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Gallery Addition - Dunkirk Fire Station

One of the latest additions to the Lenton Gallery focuses on Dunkirk Fire Station. Lenton's fire station had previously been based on Triumph Road but a new station on Abbey Road was opened in 1960 which was known as Dunkirk Fire Station. Our new section contains a number of early photographs of the fire station plus a photographic tour of the fire station both inside and out undertaken in 2005. In 2009 the new Highfields Fire Station on Hassocks Lane, Beeston was opened which meant that both Dunkirk and Beeston Fires Stations were now surplus to requirements. We conclude with a few shots of the Dunkirk Fire Station boarded up and ready for demoltion plus a couple of shots of the site after demolition has taken place.

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Lenton Local History Society. June to November 2024 Programme is now available

New Electronic Copies of Back Issues of Lenton Times

In recent years we have been busy creating electronic versions of some of the earlier editions of Lenton Times. A small number of coloured illustrations have been included where appropriate. The magazines are in PDF format and viewable on PC's, laptops or mobile devices.

New electronic copies of Lenton Times now available:- Issue 9, Issue 10, Issue 11, Issue 12, Issue 13, Issue 14, Issue 15, Issue 16, Issue 17, Issue 18, Issue 19, Issue 20, Issue 21 and Issue 22.
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J. Spree - Nottingham Postcard Publisher

John Henry Spree (1869-1932), one-time Lenton resident, was a prolific publisher of picture postcards using his own photographs, not only of Nottingham and the county but also of villages in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

Our website currently contains postcards of Nottingham: Basford, City Centre, Clifton Grove, Lenton, Sherwood, University/Highfields Park, Victoria Embankment/Trent Bridge, Wollaton, Wollaton Park and Estate. Nottinghamshire: Arnold and Daybrook, Aslockton, Blidworth, Car Colston, Carlton, Cropwell Bishop &, Cropwell Butler, East Bridgford, Elton, Gedling, Gonalston, Hickling, Sibthorpe, Teversal, Trowell, Whatton, Willoughby on the Wolds. Derbyshire: Chee Tor, Marpool, Somercotes. Leicestershire: Long Clawson, Old Dalby: Saxelby. Lincolnshire: Anderby Creek, Huttoft, Mumby, Sutton on Sea, Woolsthorpe.

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Electronic Copies of Lenton Times - 2024 Subscription

Subscribe for the two issues of Lenton Times to be published in 2024 - due out June 2024 & December 2024 and get a free electronic copy of your choice from Issue 9 to Issue 47 for just £4.

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Hillside 1930s

Lenton Gallery

Shows photographs of the Lenton, Dunkirk & Wollaton areas Past and Present

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Lenton Listener magazine

The Lenton Listener

Selected articles from the magazine produced for Lenton Community Association between 1979 and 1988

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Back Issue No.25

Lenton Times Back Copies

We have revamped all the pages relating to Lenton Times backcopies. There is now one index which will link you to a separate page for each issue.

Issues No.1 - 8 have now sold out. So we are providing access on the website to all the articles that were included in these particular issues.

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Nottingham at War: 1914-1919 & Lenton: A Suburb's Sacrifice

Nottingham at War: 1914-1919 & Lenton: A Suburb's Sacrifice

In the 1990s the Society established a project to learn more about the Lenton men and women who died as a result of the First World War.

It has now culminated in a new publication entitled Nottingham at War: 1914-1919 & Lenton: A Suburb's Sacrifice, published by Lenton Times in association with Leen Editions.

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Godfrey's History of Lenton 1884

A review of

The History of the Parish and Priory of Lenton

by John Thomas Godfrey - 1884

The book was reviewed in the Nottingham Daily Express and published over four issues during December 1884 to January 1885

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Lenton Local History Society

Lenton Local History Society

General information about the Society, current programme of events and contact details

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Research at the National Archives, Kew

Professional help offered for those wishing to access material from the National Archives

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