Southern Broxtowe Blue Plaque Group

The Southern Broxtowe Blue Plaque scheme is a collaborative venture driven by a small group of volunteers working together over six years, with representatives from the Beeston and District Civic Society, the Beeston and District Local History Society, the Stapleford and District Local History Society, and the Bramcote Conservation Society. This joint working group, started in late 2009, will wind up once an explanatory Plaque Guide is published in 2016.
The scheme covers Attenborough, Beeston, Bramcote, Chilwell, Stapleford, and Toton; all to the south-west of Nottingham in the southern quarter of the Broxtowe Borough Council area, where each of the participating societies are active. These plaques celebrate achievement and local identity.
T. H. Barton OBE (The Guv'nor) 1866-1946 engineer, inventor, pioneer of motor bus transport worked here 1913-1946

61 High Road, Chilwell, United Kingdom

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Arthur Henry Mee 1875-1943 journalist and prolific author. Originator and editor of The Children's Encyclopedia, The Children's Newspaper and The King's England born in Stapleford and attended school here

The Arthur Mee Centre, Castle College, Church Street, Stapleford, United Kingdom

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Village Cross. The shaft of Beeston's 14th century cross originally at the village centre cross-roads near the Manor House. Found by historian Arthur Cossons and re-erected here in 1929

Middle Street, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Arthur Cossons 1893-1963 distinguished historian and author Headmaster at Church Street Junior Boys School on this site 1932-1958

Church Street Schools, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Rev Dr John Clifford CH 1836-1923 was baptised and preached his first sermon here Baptist Union President, life-long opponent of sectarian bias in schooling

Church House Nursery, Nether Street, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren BART GCB distinguished naval officer, Privy Councillor, diplomat, politician, freemason born and lived at Stapleford Hall

Walter Parker VC Memorial Square, 71 Derby Road, Stapleford, United Kingdom

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General Henry Ireton lawyer, confederate and son-in-law of Oliver Cromwell born here 1611 died Limerick 1651

15 Church Lane, Attenborough, United Kingdom

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Thomas Humber 1841-1910. Engineer, made bicycles, motorcycles and cars here and later in Coventry

Humber Works, Humber Road, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Edward Joseph Lowe FRS 1825-1900 astronomer, botanist, a founder member of the Meteorological Society built Broadgate House as his residence and observatory

72 Broadgate, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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George Henry Hurt 1873-1934 started his hand-frame knitting business here in 1912. Originally this building was a seed warehouse built c.1781 for John Pearson nurseryman

65 High Road, Chilwell, United Kingdom

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The Chilwell Explosion 1st July 1918 killed 139 people at the nearby No.6 shell filling factory. Albert Hall chief engineer, a survivor lived here

62 Chetwynd Road, Chilwell, United Kingdom

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The Chilwell Explosion. On 1st July 1918 an explosion destroyed part of the Chilwell Shell Filling Factory killing 139 workers. Many of the victims are buried in these graves.

Churchyard of St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane, Attenborough, United Kingdom

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Beeston Manor House. Originally timber-framed rebuilt in brick c. 1675 and 1725. Home of the Strey family lords of the manor 16th-19th centuries then home of the Venn family until 1978

2 Middle Street, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Francis Wilkinson 1844-1897 re-built Anglo Scotian Mills 1892 then the largest net curtain factory in Europe

Anglo Scotian Mills, Albion Street, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Beeston Lads' Club stood on this site 1913-2007. Founded in 1908 by Stephen Hetley Pearson who donated this building

Tesco, 1 Station Road, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Lt Colonel Dr Brian Duncan 'BD' Shaw MM 1898-1999 organic chemist, popular lecturer on explosives. distinguised marksman and war hero lived here

185 Queen’s Road, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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William Frederick Wallett (The Queen's Jester) 1813-1892 international circus and stage entertainer. Moved to Beeston in 1862 lived here from 1879

220 Station Road, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Former offices of the world famous Chilwell Mark Gregory's Roses established here 1897 by Charles Gregory 1867-1940 and continued by his son Charles Walter Gregory 1908-1980

High Road, Chilwell, United Kingdom

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Sir Louis Frederick Pearson CBE 1863-1943 co-founder of Beeston Foundry Co later Beeston Boiler Co gave this park in 1923 as a recreation ground to the people of Beeston

Broadgate Park, Broadgate, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Henry John Pearson 1850-1913 co-founder of Beeston Foundry Co later Beeston Boiler Co a noted ornithologist, and his son Lt Colonel Noel Gervis Pearson DSO MC 1884-1958 both local philanthropists lived here

Bramcote House, Town Street, Bramcote, United Kingdom

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Frederic Chatfield Smith MP 1823-1905 Smith's Bank, South Parade, Nottingham lived at Bramcote Hall demolished 1969

Bramcote Hall gate, Moss Drive, Bramcote, United Kingdom

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St John's Church of England (voluntary controlled) Primary School founded and endowed in 1837 by Dame Caroline Warren of Stapleford Hall

St John’s Primary School, 80 Nottingham Road, Stapleford, United Kingdom

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Wesley Place Methodist Chapel built in 1782 near the spot where John Wesley preached in 1774 and 1780 enlarged 1848 closed for worship 1975

Stapleford House, Wesley Place, Stapleford, United Kingdom

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Richard Beckinsale 1947-1979 actor, star of Porridge and Rising Damp attended College House Junior School 1954-58 lived in Woodland Grove, Chilwell

College House Junior School, Chilwell, United Kingdom

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The White House rebuilt 1910 by George Wilkinson 1841-1919 manager of Anglo Scotian Mills after the death of his youngest brother Francis Wilkinson in 1897

43 Nether Street, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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West End. An area of 16th to 18th century former farmhouses. With the Manor House on nearby Middle Street the oldest surviving buildings in Beeston

Address: 1-3 West End, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Gatepost from Manor Farm cleared c.1952. Near the sites of Toton Watermill recorded in the Domesday Book and the medieval Manor House

Manor Farm Recreation Ground, High Road, Toton, United Kingdom

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Site of Swiss Mills 1886-1984 built by the Pollard family manufacturers of high quality lace in Beeston for 100 years

46 Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Sid Standard 1931-2003 cycling enthusiast. Inspired youngsters from this shop for many years. "It's all rideable"

35-37 Chilwell Road, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Midland Counties Railway surveyed by Charles B. Vignoles. Beeston station opened 4th June 1839 rebuilt by the Midland Railway 1847 refurbished by British Rail 1988

Beeston Station, Station Road, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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The line below marks the South East corner of Chilwell Hall cleared May 1933

214-218 High Road, Chilwell, United Kingdom

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The Ten Bell 1841. Hung at Beeston Silk Mill and rung ten minutes before half-day school for child workers. Moved to Swiss Mills in 1903

Stoney Street, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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William Thompson (Bendigo) 1811-1880 All-England champion bare-knuckle prize-fighter reformed drunkard turned evangelist retired to a cottage on this site

The Pearson Centre, Beeston, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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