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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last updated: 25/06/2017