New BJBLHS Books

The Society has recently produced two new books on Local History.

A Tale of Two Villages

by Mary Gardiner.

This well illustrated book covers the historical development of Burton Joyce & Bulcote through many of its notable as well as lesser known personalities, from Saxon and Norman beginnings to Victorian and Edwardian characters.

Copies can be ordered, price £14.99 + £3 p&p from

Lest We Forget

by Stephen Wright.

To celebrate 100 years after the Armistice following the Great War, this booklet records the local men who lost their lives in the conflict and whose names are recorded on the village memorials. Details of their family backgrounds and extracts from regimental records illustrate this tragic episode in history.

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Gedling Borough Council Heritage Trail

Burton Joyce & Bulcote Local History Society is proud to be associated with a new project initiated by Gedling Borough Council that aims to bring the heritage of the Borough to life. To celebrate the opening of the project, the Society will be holding a Heritage Day in the Carnarvon room on Saturday 16th June. In addition to our usual exhibits we will be staging a special display, on loan from Stoke Bardolph Heritage Association, of artefacts associated with local farming, including implements from bygone days.

We will also be hosting free guided walks on the day to visit some of our heritage sites. These will be at 10.30 am. and 2.00 pm. and will be push-chair friendly. Refreshments will be available, including a cream tea after the afternoon walk (small charge applicable). Meet outside the Old School.  There will also be a free Heritage Walk at Stoke Bardolph on Tuesday June 26th at 2.00 pm. Meet at the Riverside Car Park.

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