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Wollaton Hall Museum

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I have lots of great memories of time spent at Wollaton Park. When I was little I used to walk there with my grandfather. On the way back we would sometimes stop and go in the Post Office in Wollaton Village. The crazy paved path and the windows with the big bubbles in fascinated me. In the park we would go around the lake and look for grey squirrels! There were lots of red ones. Grey squirrels were a novelty then, before they became pests. When I was older I went there with friends and as a teenager it was a good place to meet boyfriends on Sunday afternoon!

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Don't look like it David......................lol.

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David, it looks like everyone is pleading the fifth. If they admit to them ever being there, they'll be accused of nicking 'em.

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#27.

My guess is that this loony labour council flogged em for scrap to go towards funding that wretched tram !

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Same here. Loved the hosses but goodness didn't the place pong.

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On ‎23‎/‎02‎/‎2016 at 2:05 PM, DavidL said:

Is someone going to tell me about the missing cannons or not!!!

There are two small brass cannon down near the Tudor kitchens...

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When we visited this weekend, there were two cannons just inside the main door.  The gorilla is on the top floor with the African animal displays.  The gorilla didn't look as big as I remember him, but there again I'm not a little girl any more.   Our grandchildren mainly wanted to see the gorilla and the giraffe but we had to walk through all of the other exhibits on the first floor to get to them.  These were interesting as well, though

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Just before  I left Nottingham and came to live in Thailand in October 2001, I showed my wife around Nottingham including Wollaton Hall.  There was back then a guided tour available, which we took.  There was only the guide and my wife and I on the tour so he took us everywhere including not only the tunnels under the front of the hall, but up into the large ballroom on the second floor  and then out onto the roof.   Wonderful views from up there.wollaton-hall-roof_zpsg5iynhuz.jpg

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If you are wondering who took the photo if there was only myself and my wife on the tour, it was a female member of staff who was in the ballroom.

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I grew up in Wollaton and have fond memories of the park and hall, and even though my Mum continued to live there until a year ago I hadn't visited since my own daughter was small - must be about 30 years ago. So today, before visiting Mum in the care home, I decided to go down memory lane. Amazed that entrance to the hall is still free, even though it now costs to park your car. The animals in there are still enthralling, and I found myself wondering if my little granddaughter would appreciate them. I remember going on one of the tours as a teenager, although in those days they only happened if you could get a group together. I noticed earlier in this thread that they used to cost £5, well they are now £10 and only twice a day!

 

Still a lovely park, but someone told me that they have laid off most of the groundsmen due to council cuts, so maybe it won't be as well-kept in future.

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Beautiful,what a lot Nottingham has to offer

 

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How much money would you need to build and live in a place like that now days?

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