Giltbrook - A Suburb of Ikea

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The Hayloft at Giltbrook

The Hayloft : Giltbrook

This 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).

The title, 'Giltbrook - A Suburb of Ikea', refers to the size of the Ikea development, now called the Giltbrook Retail Park, which is situated on the outskirts of Giltbrook, near to the A610 island. Giltbrook Retail Park contains, or will contains the following stores, Ikea, Next, Decathlon, Boots, Comet, Laura Ashley, Carpet Right, CSL, Bhs - British Home Stores, Mamas & Papas, SCS, Pets at Home, and Barker & Stonehous, plus more to be announced, along with the food outlets of Starbucks, Subway, and Frankie & Benny's.Screwfix have also opened an outlet on the nearby industrial estate.

Giltbrook Farm Estate (Smithurst Road)

The 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.

The D.H. Lawrence Memorial at nearby Eastwood

D.H.Lawrence Memorial

Walker Street School reunion - for pupils that left in 1964.

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

D.H. Lawrence's Birthplace

D,H.Lawrences Birthplace


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.

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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.

Other items of local interest.

The saving of the Gilthill School building (click here)

Richard Beckinsale

To 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 website.
Richard Beckinsale -

For pictures of Radio Nottingham at Moorgreen Show (click here)

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.
Sons and Lovers website

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