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

Now available

The Book

Cover photograph reproduced courtesy of Nottingham City Council &

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. This has now borne fruit in a publication entitled Nottingham at War: 1914-1919 & Lenton: A Suburb's Sacrifice which was published in 2014 by Lenton Times in association with Leen Editions. The first half of the book, written by Peter Foster, and amounting to some 160 pages, offers readers a year by year account of how the war impacted on the city. The second portion of the book, prepared by Stephen Zaleski, focuses on the Lenton Dead and occupies about 115 pages.

Lenton Times No.34 (published August 2014) includes three extracts from the book. There is the first half of Peter Foster's chapter on Nottingham in 1914 which describes what was going on Nottingham in the months preceding the outbreak of war and a little of what happened once war was declared. The second, written by Stephen Zaleski, describes the Lenton War Memorial's unveiling and the key role Albert Ball senior played in its erection. The final extract consists of profiles constructed for five of the men whose names feature on the memorial.

The book is illustrated with a number of war-time photographs of Lenton along with a host of advertisements and public notices taken from the Nottingham newspapers. The individual profiles also include photographs of some of those who died plus various memorials to them to be found in Lenton Churchyard.

How to get a copy

The book is now being sold for £10.00 at the following outlets:

Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row West Nottingham

W.H. Smiths, 25 High Road, Beeston

Or see below for direct purchase from the authors

Special Offer for 2020

This offer is only available to postal addresses within the British Isles.

Delivered by Royal Mail

Copies can be ordered through the post or by PayPal for £9.00. Anyone taking up this offer is also entitled to claim five free copies of Lenton Times (worth up to £7.50) when placing their order.

Postal purchasers should send their details along with a cheque made out to S. Zaleski for £9.00 to 31, Park Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 4DA and state which five copies of Lenton Times they would like to receive with the book.

Alternatively click below to make your payment by PayPal - while also emailing us the Issue Nos. of Lenton Times you have chosen to receive.

Postage and Packing is included in the price of £9.00 and the book plus five magazines will be sent to you by second class post.

Pick up your order yourself

The same offer is available for £6.00 if you arrange to pick it up yourself from Stephen Zaleski 31 Park Road, Chilwell, Beeston NG9 4DA. Please telephone 07749523344 in advance to arrange a mutually convenient time to call.

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

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