Snippets from history

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vol 1 Arnold and Mapperley

By Bob Massey


Bob Massey has been writing articles on the local history of the Arnold and Mapperley area for NG magazines for 10yrs. He has now published the first collection of 64 of these articles  covering stories of people places and events from around the towns. The second volume covering, Arnold, Mapperley and the surrounding villages is now in preparation and will be available in July 2016

The tale of a tiger that prowled the streets and woods of Mapperley is among a series of local stories catalogued in a new book by an Arnold historian along with research on local pubs, individuals and landmarks such as Arnot Hill Park and Mansfield Road. Mr Massey helped Arnold pub the Robin Hood and Little John research its history before its re-launch in August 2014.

Ben Ireland  |  Nottingham Post December 14, 2015

Landlord of The Robin Hood Arnold Mark Swain said: "As it's written by Bob and based on Arnold it is a very interesting read. He's very thorough, very passionate and very accurate.

Andy McKinnon, vice chairman of the Arnold Local History Group, said: "I had been nagging him to put it into a book for a couple of years. Nobody knows more about the history of Arnold than Bob Massey

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