Wednesday, 16 January 2013

As many will know, I am the Editor of the Basford Bystander which is a journal produced every other month.  It is devoted to nostalgia, together with events and the fascinating stories of people who, over the years,  lived in and around the Nottingham suburbs of  Old and New Basford, Bulwell, Hyson Green, Cinderhill, Broxtowe, Carrington and Highbury Vale etc.

Currently Basford Bystander No 156 is at the printers and will be available at the beginning of February 2013.  As the Bystander is issued twice a year it becomes apparent that it has been published for more than a quarter of a century.    Back copies are available from issue 21 onwards.    See
However Basford Bystanders prior to Issue 21 have been out of print for many years - which is a pity because there are some fascinating articles that deserve to be seen again.    With this in mind I have produced a booklet incorporating the best of these articles which appeared in Issues No 1 - 10.

The Editor's Compilation of Articles published in
out-of-print copies of the Basford Bystander
Issues No'd 1-10
     Articles include : -


Colds and Chimney Sweeping
The Steaming Past - Basford’s Railway Stations
  Fox & Crown and its Prison cells.
The River Leen
St Leo’s - the Story of a Church
Eddie Mellor’s Lincoln Street
Alfred Fewkes - Notts Cricketer
The Workhouse


Margaret Rose - a tragedy
Clay Tobacco Pipes
Basford Wakes
Ripley Rattlers
Northgate & New Basford


If you would like a copy of this unique book by UK Mail then please send a cheque payable to -
"Basford & District Local History Society" for £2.70 per book (includes UK postage)
 to 44 Cherry Tree Close, Brinsley, Nottingham NG16 5BA
A pdf copy can be e-mailed inland or world wide(at a cost of £2.00 sterling per copy) via e-mail at :-     PayPal accepted.