Nottingham Civic Society

caring for the city

Sir Jesse Boot and the creation of public parks in Nottingham after 1918  

Tuesday 19 February 2019 at 07:30pm

Venue: Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG1 4EZ 

Speaker: John Beckett

In the immediate aftermath of the First World War Nottingham acquired a number of major parks, several of them with substantial financial support from Sir Jesse Boot, Lord Trent. This lecture looks at the thinking behind the provision of parks, and at some of the practical realities of laying them out and maintaining them over time.