DAY 2 Monday 6 June 2005

Nottingham - The Park

After a leisurely start and breakfast at the hotel, we drove through Nottingham to The Park, where William Froggatt - my Great-Grandfather - had lived and married. After my previous visit to Nottingham I had determined that William and family resided at 8 Lenton Road (see these pages for more details). We found the house, a semi-detached unit built on an acute corner section. It is still an imposing building and would have been a desirable resident in the 1880s when the Froggatts lived there.

8 Lenton Road, The Park, Nottingham
The entrance off Lenton Rd
The grandson of William Froggatt at the entrance
The roof structure and the 8 chimneys.
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Nottingham General Cemetery

Both my Father and I had visited Nottingham General in the past, but not together so this was our opportunity for two generations of Froggatts to visit the grave containing another two generations. We located the grave quite easily, but were dismayed to find that a tree had grown at one end and its branches were beginning to break the grave masonry apart. I spent a long time cutting the branches off and generally tidying up the site.

Nottingham General Cemetery: main entrance in the background and the Froggatt grave front left beside the tree
Two extant Froggatts beside the grave.
One side of the Froggatt grave
The other side of the grave

On previous visits to the Cemetery, none of us had noticed a nearby grave with the surname of GOODLIFFE. The Goodliffes were also residents at The Park, and their daughter Sarah married William Froggatt at The Park in 1867 then they moved to Sandiacre to establish a timber and coal business there.

The Goodliffe headstone (left) with the Froggatt grave behind, between the 2 headstones
Closeup of 1 side
Closeup of the other side

Brewhouse Yard (BHY)

Four generations of Froggatts lived at Brewhouse Yard, from 1798 to about 1850. The first of these, James, owned stocking frames, and later generations were involved in the timber industry. Thus a visit to BHY was essential. Today the Yard has been redeveloped as a museum of early Nottingham life and is an excellent record of those times. There are some excellent displays, photos and drawings of the Yard.

One of the displays at the BHY Museum
A closer view of the painting. The building occupied by the Froggatt families had just been demolished from the foreground
Another view of BHY
A coloured sketch plan of BHY at the time the Froggatts lived there. They leased the second unit from the end (the right I think as they were paying the second highest Land Tax for house and garden)

The other attraction at Brewhouse Yard is the old pub, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, reputed to be one of the oldest pubs in England.

The remaining building at BHY, now the museum
Ye Olde Trip - the Pub.
The statue of Robin Hood, adjacent to Brewhouse Yard
Inside The Trip, looking up through one of the caves
The Bar, built into the rock

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