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  1. Whats Gray’ner than Gray’n? – Moorgray’n: Moorgreen Colliery closure 35 years on.

    “What’s Grayn’ er than Grayn – Moorgray’n!” was the local dialect saying which translated means “What’s Greener than Green – Moorgreen!” Thirty-five years ago, on 19th July 1985, Moorgreen Colliery, the last Eastwood pit, closed after one-hundred and twenty years. Along with the nearby Pye Hill Complex which was to…


  2. Taormina

    Literary walks are always good fun, whether it be mooching along a Nottingham canal path, thinking about Arthur Seaton and his cousin Bert fishing on a tranquil Sunday Morning, after a riotous Saturday Night in town, a gentle ice cream stroll up Haworth Main Street to pay one’s respects at…


  3. Lawrence’s Sandals

    Here we have an interesting item from the Lawrence collection at The Manuscripts and Special Collections Department, Nottingham University; a pair of DHL’s sandals listed in the catalogue as La Ac 3/1-3: Palette, sandals and poncho believed to have been used by D.H. Lawrence during his stay in Santa Fé,…


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