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site contains information about Giltbrook, Eastwood,
Greasley, Newthorpe, and the surrounding areas, in
Nottinghamshire, UK. It includes local history, local
photographs, and a link to a map of the area, which is on
the 'Giltbrook' page, (link at the bottom of this page).
Giltbrook Farm Estate (Smithurst Road)
site also contains personal information about me, and my
interests. I have tried to make the site both easy to
navigate, and quick to load. Most of the images on this
site are copyright to me, if you require an image for
another site, please ask.
Decathlon's proposal to build on greenbelt land near Ikea
I wrote the following poem to express my views on Decathlon's proposal to build on greenbelt land, just off of the A610 at Giltbrook. The proposed greenbelt site is on the opposite side of the by-pass to their present store, and the existing Ikea store. We have lost too much of the surrounding countryside around Giltbrook already, it is time to say no to any more. It is ludicrous for Decathlon to suggest building another store, with surrounding restaurants, and a so called recreational facility, on greenbelt land that already acts as a recreational facility. This is just an excuse to encroach into the greenbelt, knowing that it will then make further retail development much easier to achieve.
was here before, granddad?
Before Decathlon came?
Was there birds and butterflies,
Like other people claim?
Or has it always been like this,
With cars on tarmac standing,
From Kimberley to Langley Mill,
Surrounding neon branding?
Was this once a valley granddad?
Was it green with grass?
Was it beautiful long ago?
Why did they make it crass?
Was there a river meandering through,
Beside a railway track?
Why did they let them change it?
They can never get it back.
Gavin Gillespie 19/12/2011
A school reunion was held at Eastwood Town Social Club for pupils that left the school in 1964 It was held on Friday September 19th 2008. The organisers were Rita Campbell and Georgina Clarke.
Further details about the reunion, including school photographs, and a list of most of the pupils from that year, are available on the following link - Walker Street School - 1964 Leavers Reunion
Further information about Giltbrook, (including its history, and more photographs), can be found by clicking on the 'Giltbrook' button below, or use the buttons to visit other pages related to this site, and also to visit my D.H. Lawrence site.
Thank you for visiting this website. If you need to contact me, or if anyone has any old photographs of Giltbrook, or the surrounding areas, and would like them included here, please contact me using the Guestbook button directly below, then click on the 'Post' button on the Guestbook site. There is also an option to leave private messages in the Guestbook if required.
The saving of the Gilthill School building (click here)
visit a website dedicated to Richard
Beckinsale, and hosted by locally born actress
Samantha Beckinsale, please click on the
following link. Richard's first wife, Margaret
Bradley, who is the mother of Samantha, has
written a book about her life with Richard and
is now looking for a publisher, Margaret can
be contacted through the Richard Beckinsale
For pictures of Radio Nottingham at Moorgreen Show (click here
This site supports Vall de Laguar National Park - Spain Vall de Laguar
If you want to find
out what happened to local groups from the 60's and
70's, groups like 'Sons and Lovers', (Happiness is
Love), 'Whichwhat', (In the Year 2525) and 'Paper
Lace', click on the following link. You can download
some of the above songs from the site by using the
'Download' link on the Sons and Lovers home page.