Courses and Walks

Murder mystery walks

Bob teaching a course on Local History

 

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in the Arnold Area

Courses

courses have been organised on subjects of local and national history interest as well as Technical theatre subjects for groups, organisations , universities, colleges and  local authorities around the country too numerous to list.

If you are interested in running a course please contact me for details.

 

Walks and Talks

Local history walks around Arnold

Industrial Arnold: a walk looking at the start of the industrial revolution

The Arnold Village to Town: Walk around Arnold town centre

Murder Mystery and Mayhem  in Arnold: walk around Arnold town centre

The History of Arnot Hill Park: walk around Arnot Hill parks history

The Pubs of Arnold: walk looking at the history of Arnolds pubs and clubs

Talks carried out in a Pub 

Tales of Highwaymen,

Tales of Mayhem and Murder.

Redhill Robbery, Riots and Residence 

 

Comments on recent walks and pub talks

 

Hi Bob - we really enjoyed last evening's talk and walk.We were so pleased that so many people turned up.  We heard many positive comments about the evening at the end - you must be really pleased with the way it went.

 

Here's to the next one!! 

 

Best wishes,

 

Christine Edwards

 

Arnold Local History Group

 

 

 

Thank u for the fabulous murder mystery and mayhem  talk and walk tonight Bob - loved it.

 

Kind regards,

 

Jane Chadburn

 

Arnold  History Course

 

 

 

 

 

Reprinted from the Nottingham Post

 

Murder walk was fascinating

 

I saw advertised a murder mystery walk in Arnold on  October 30.

 

I went along not expecting many others to be interested but as it was a fine night and it was free, I thought I'd give it a go.

 

When I arrived at the Robin Hood in Arnold, the starting point, I was surprised to find

 

that I had been joined by more than 100 other people.

 

The walk was led by Bob Massey, a local historian who coped very well with the large numbers and provided a fascinating incite into Arnold's somewhat murky past.

 

A lady had a few of Bob's books, which were very soon sold out. I did not manage to

 

get one but was told they were stocked by MSR News so went straight round the next

 

day and bought some volumes. The stories on the walk and in the books were

 

fascinating.

 

Thanks to everyone involved for a great night.

 

MARK ADAMS

 

Arnold

 

 

 

Feb 1, 2018

Pub talk delves into past of one of Arnold’s oldest venues

by Gedling Eye 

Historian Bob Massey will host the talk at the Robin Hood and Little John pub later this month 

People in Gedling borough are being given the opportunity to delve into the past of one of Arnold’s oldest pubs at a talk later this month. 

 Local historian and author Bob Massey is hosting the talk about the history of the Robin Hood and Little John pub at the venue on February 13 from 7pm. 

It’s the second talk the popular speaker has held at the pub on Church Street, with the first one proving to be a smash hit. 

Mr Massey said: “There was an estimated 120 people crammed into the bar for my last talk. Several people had to leave the pub as they could not get in.”   

The Robin Hood & Little John in Arnold has a rich history, dating back to the 1700’s making it one of the oldest pubs in the borough town.   

In 1940 the pub was was purchased by Home Brewery, which traded from 1875 until 1996 in Daybrook.  It’s now owned by the Lincoln Green Brewing Company.  

 

 

 

Bob on a local history walk