Bob teaching a course on Local History
See News and Events page for the next Courses and Walks
in the Arnold Area
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
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
Tales of Highwaymen,
Tales of Mayhem and Murder.
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!!
Arnold Local History Group
Thank u for the fabulous murder mystery and mayhem talk and walk tonight Bob - loved it.
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
Thanks to everyone involved for a great night.
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
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.