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Issue No. 8 May 1993 (80p)

Front cover of Issue 8 - Lenton TimesTrams and Lenton

This is a history of trams in Nottingham with particular reference to Lenton. Two tram services served Lenton. The route of the first, opened in 1902, ran along the Boulevards. The second arrived in 1914 and came along Derby Road as far as Gregory Street. There were periodic suggestions as to how the tram network might be extended but the only proposal to come to fruition in Lenton was a short extension to the Derby Road route to serve the needs of the Wollaton Park housing estate. (6 pages)

Assisting Family Historians with their Enquiries

The burial plans for Holy Trinity churchyard have failed to survive which makes it very difficult for anyone trying to locate a particular gravestone. The Family History Society surveyed the surviving headstones in 1981 and published a list of the monumental inscriptions found there. They didn't however, indicate where to find each grave. Members of Lenton Local History Society resurveyed the graveyard in 1992 and as a Photo reproduced courtesy of David Ottewellresult we can now provide a specific location for most of those headstones listed in the 1981survey. They also found another ninety inscriptions not listed in the 1981 survey and the relevant details are given in this issue. (4 pages)

Dunkirk Cricket Club Remembered

In 1948 at a meeting held in the Dunkirk Hotel six local lads agreed to form a cricket team. Among them was John Watkins who remained an active participant in the Club for the next thirty years. It is his memories which form the basis of this article. (3 pages)

Eric's Store

The Church Square shopping precinct opened in 1968 as a replacement for all the shops that had been lost when the Willoughby street area was demolished in the early 1960s. Eric Denham & Dennis Boden had run a grocers/greengrocers in the old Willoughby Street. They managed to find alternative premises when they had to leave Willoughby Street. They kept the business going while they waited for their shop unit in the new shopping precinct to be made ready. In autumn 1968 they moved in. It was not the immediate success the two men had hoped for and Dennis Boden decided to quit and take a job with the G.P.O. Eric and his wife Jean resolved to carry on and the story of what happened in subsequent years can be read in this article. (3 pages)

Our Sponsor's Story: Genristo

Based on Prospect Place in New Lenton, Genristo make electric heating components which are incorporated into a wide range of industrial equipment. (1 page)

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