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1st December

We would like  to say a big thank you to  all National Lottery players, without you herritage projects like ours and many others wouldnt be possible!

 

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2nd December

The Riding School near the castle was used as a sorting office at Christmas

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3rd December

Give away time! Email in to nottinghamcastleproject@nottinghamcity.gov.uk for a chance of winning 2 spaces on a behind the scenes hard hat tour whilst the castle and grounds are under construction.

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4th December

Although the Castle is closed this Christmas there are still plenty of fun festivities going on at Newstead Abbey, follow the link to find out more: https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/whats-on/christmas-at-newstead-abbey-p632211.

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5th December

Painting: Friends In Adversity, Christmas day at the Dreadnought Hospital, Greenwich (John Charles Dollman 1851 – 1934)

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6th December

Give away time! Email in to nottinghamcastleproject@nottinghamcity.gov.uk for a chance to win tickets to see Robin Hood and the babes in the wood at the Nottingham Playhouse

 

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7th December

Laurel and Hardy came to the Nottingham Empire Christmas 1953

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8th December

Although the Castle is closed this Christmas there are still lots of fun festivities going on at Wollaton Hall, follow the link for more information: https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/whats-on/christmas-at-wollaton-hall-p726711

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9th December

In 1790 a gingerbread baker John Chambers had a lucky escape when he survived falling 133 feet from the Castle Terrace into a garden below while “much in liquor!”

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10th December!

This is a leather Christmas card from the Nottingham City Museums and Galleries social history collection, dating from the 1890’s. It was made by John Turney of Alexandra Park, Nottingham.

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11th December

Sherriff Robin is very happy with his new Santa had and would like to share his Christmas greetings with you all!

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12th December

Give away time! email in to nottinghamcastleproject@nottinghamcity.gov.uk for a chance to win tickets to one of the NCC Cave City: Nottingham underground festival events between the 5th – 10th April 2019.

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13th December

Guisers were medieval actors who performed acrobatics, dancing and mimicry for entertainment. They were said to be present at Nottingham Castle when King Henry II spent Christmas there in 1176.

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14th December

Sketches for Charles Dicken\\\’s Christmas story \\\”The haunted man\\\” were in the Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery collection.

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15th December

This is an Early Christmas card sent by Nottingham Post Office featuring Nottingham Castle held by Nottingham University Manuscripts and Special Collection.

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16th December

In 1807 William Cavendish , Duke of Portland and the then Prime minister, set up a Christmas tree at Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire, for a juvenile party.

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17th December

These unique Christmas cards were sent and personalised by George Campion ‘Mr Nottingham Archaeology’, leader of the Thoroton Society Excavation Committee, who excavated many times at Nottingham Castle

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18th December

Give away time! Email in to nottinghamcastleproject@nottinghamcity.gov.uk for a chance to win 2 spaces on a ‘hard hat behind the scenes tour’ of the castle once the transformation work begins

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19th December

Our Christmas Object of the Month featured in the December Transformation newsletter is an oil painting by Dutch artist Anthonie Palamedes (1601 1673). It is one of his series of “Merry Company” paintings titled Merry Company (Interior with Cavaliers and Ladies).

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20th December

In 1642 during Oliver Cromwell\’s parliamentarian regime the last Wednesday of every month was legally made a day of fasting. in 1644 Christmas day fell on a Wednesday and the fast was enforced.

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21st December

Give away time! email in to nottinghamcastleproject@nottinghamcity.gov.uk for a chance to win a pair of tickets to a Peel Street Cave tour with city archaeologist Scott Lomax on Friday 11th January at 12 noon.

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22nd December

Here is a Christmas card from the Nottingham City Museums and Galleries lace collection. It is made from white Raschel machine-made lace, and dates from 1985

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23rd December

King John spent Christmas 1215 at Nottingham Castle, the Crowland Chronicler describes his Christmas being celebrated “not as usual but as if in warlike expedition.”

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Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas from the Nottingham Castle Project team!

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Nottingham Castle Project team!