Bob Massey is a historian and retired Theatre Consultant who has planned many theatres and performance spaces throughout the world. 

Alongside his consultancy work, he was, for 30yrs,  Technical Manager of a Theatre in  Nottingham, running shows and organizing events for the visiting artists. As a lighting designer for over 40yrs, he lit all types of shows from drama to musicals.

He is also a Historian with an interest in Local History and World War Two Airforces as well as the history of the Moving Image and of course theatre subjects.

He has been teaching at various university's and colleges around the country, as he is a qualified tutor and Lecturer. As well as a member of  Local History Groups he is also a member of cinema, theatre and aircraft research groups and industry organizations serving on many committees.

He has taught local history, computer and theatre subjects on courses around the country for over 30yrs. He regularly writes articles on these subjects for magazines and trade publications.

He has appeared in programmes on television and radio on local history projects as well as in the local press.

He has recently published 8 volumes of stories from the history of Arnold and  Mapperley  Nottingham and the surrounding villages. These include books on Arnot Hill Park and the Higginbottom Family as well as a book on Arnot Hill Auxilary Hospital of World War One.  Details can be found on the MY BOOKS page

He is available for courses and talks live or via zoom.  Details of those on offer can be found on the list of talks page

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24.11 | 10:51

Hi Bob,

Could you give a talk to Edwalton Probus Club on the 28th March , We meet at Welbeck Hall, West Bridgeford and have lunch at about 12 noon

04.10 | 10:17

Sorry Bob you have been given the wrong email address in our previous request- please use my email address

04.10 | 09:43

We are looking for speakers for our 2023 calendar. Each meeting is the last Monday of the month - omitting May, August,September and December. We look forward to hearing from you.
Carol & Pat

10.08 | 10:43

Hi Bob I am looking for speakers for speakers for Darley Abbey Historical Group in 2023. We have available dates April 21st, June 16th, July 21st, October 20th and. November 17th.

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