BY NOW a regular feature of the International Byron Festival, a ‘heritage day’ was again held at the Central Methodist Church on Hucknall’s Baker Street.
Although the response was said to be ‘quiet at times’, about 300 people are believed to have turned up during the event, which ran for five hours.
Hucknall local history bursar Maureen Newton was once again the organiser and one of the exhibitions was provided by Hucknall Local History Group, including a photo of a couple who were married in 1898.
The Eric Coates Society, which also had a stand, gave a ‘plug’ for its forthcoming concert at the Central church on Saturday October 6, which will feature Japanese pianist Haruko Seki.
Also represented were Hucknall Library, Hucknall Heritage Society, Hucknall Tourism and Regeneration Group and Hucknall University Of The Third Age (U3A),
During the event, a talk was given at the church by David McClay, of the National Library of Scotland, about the John Murray Archive, which is devoted to memorabilia about Byron.
In the evening a concert was given in Hucknall Parish Church by the Nottinghamshire Police Band, conducted by Gary Glover. The programme included a four-piece tribute to composer Malcolm Arnold, who is best known for his film music.