Category: Timeline

The Cedar tree

The magnificent cedar tree in St Stephen’s field on the edge of the churchyard was rumoured to have been around at the time when Henry VIII was courting Anne Boleyn. In 1921 it was thought to be the largest cedar… More about ‘The Cedar tree’»

Hunting in Sopwell

In Cottonmill Lane opposite the Nunnery ruins near the Cottonmill Allotments and where Old Sopwell Gardens is today, there used to be stables and kennels for foxhounds and many residents remember seeing the hunt leave from there.  Hunting provided sport for… More about ‘Hunting in Sopwell’»