Friends of Bestwood Country Park In The Press
Below are all the clippings from our 15 minutes (or more) of fame in the local press. If you spot an article about the Country Park in the press please save it and let us know as we may not have spotted it.
Hucknall Nub News - 18 February 2022 - Jubilee Tree Planting In The Park
Spaces are still available for a mass tree-planting near Hucknall to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Residents are encouraged to sign up for the planting sessions at Bestwood Country Park this March before the last remaining slots are taken.
Read more here:-
Hucknall Nub News - 30 November 2021 - A hidden haven of cake and coffee
A café just outside Hucknall, staffed by local volunteers, is arguably one of the area’s hidden gems.
Read more here :-
The Gedling Eye - 15 October 2020 - Gedling Parks Win Green Flag Award
The Guardian - 9 May 2020 - The Benefits of Forest Schools for Refugee Children
Nottingham Post - 4 July 2019 - Page 20 - Reopening of Andy's Adventure Playground
Gedling Eye - 17 May 2019 - Launch of Peter The Pit Pony Trail
Nottingham Post - 8 April 2019 page 4
Nottingham Post - 13 September 2018 page 5
NCC County Life Magazine - April 2016 pages 20 - 22
The text of the article is set out below - or read it in the magazine by downloading it here.
Nottingham Post - Monday, 15 February 2016
Mansfield Chad -
Hucknall & Bulwell Dispatch - Friday, 5 February 2016
Nottingham Post - Monday, 26 October 2015
Famed as the love nest of Charles II and his mistress, the actress Nell Gwyn, Bestwood Lodge has been linked with the art world for centuries. The former royal hunting lodge has been a Mecca for artists and a forum for creative thinkers from science, politics, the arts and agriculture.
During its golden era in the Victorian years, Bestwood estate hosted visits from society figures including Disraeli, Tennyson, Gladstone, and the well-known party animal of his time, the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII).
Now a leading hotel and restaurant, it is once again to become a centre for creativity thanks to its two artists-in-residence, Charles Beauclerk and Sarah Davenport.
Read more: http://www.nottinghampost.com/Famous-old-lodge-kings-princes-wooed-heart-art/story-28050136-detail/story.html#ixzz3plQnZd9k
Famous old lodge where kings and princes wooed to be the heart of art
Nottingham Post - Monday, 7 September 2015
Nottingham Post - Monday, 24 August 2015
Nottingham Post - Thursday, 29 January 2015
Page 37 read:- “A direct descendant of Nell Gywnn has teamed up with Nottinghamshire County Council to find out more about the Royal love affair with Bestwood spanning centuries. Andy Smart takes up the story.”
Nottingham Post - Thursday, 15 May 2014
Nottingham Post - Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Nottingham Post - Monday, 5 May 2014
The Winding Engine House is proving to be a popular subject for photographers! This image appeared on the letters page.
Nottingham Post - Thursday, 1 May 2014
This article appeared on page 27
Nottingham Post - Wednesday, 30 April 2014
This photo appeared in the paper on the letters page