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A LIST OF HUCKNALL DATES


Timeline

1170 - Newstead Abbey founded. [Its correct name is Newstead Priory]
1180 - (approximately) Money given by Geoffrey Torkard for erection of tower and nave of St. Mary's church
1189 - Geoffrey Torkard gives 120 acres of Hucknall land to Newstead Priory
1288 - Land held by Newstead Priory included Hucknall Torkard
1322 - A priest held for a £200 ransom in Hucknall
1329 - 80 acres of Hucknall waste land granted to William de Cossall
1330 - Deed of gift from Robert Torkard to William Torkard
1331 - John de Crumbewell gives land at Linby to Newstead Priory
1343 - Charter signed to found the monastery at Beauvale Priory
1344 - William de Cossall gives 80 acres of land to Newstead Priory
1369/70 - Charters granting land in Hucknall Torkard to Beauvale Priory
1540 - All Newstead Priory lands sold to Sir John Byron
1548 - First Bulwell Wood Hall built in Hucknall parish
1571 - Byron charity established
1674 - Bulwell Wood Hall has 14 hearths in Hearth Tax Returns
1687 - Earliest documentary evidence of textile industry in Hucknall
1687 - First documentary evidence of open fields in Hucknall
1696 - Written list of Hucknall Torkard inhabitants
1740 - Gallery erected at the west end of the church to house choristers and musicians
1758 - Six rooms of Bulwell Wood Hall destroyed by fire
1759 - Hucknall Enclosure Award submitted
1761 - Hucknall Enclosure Award granted
1764 - Archbishop of York's visit to Nottinghamshire. First mention of Hucknall Methodists
1769 - Act for enclosing open fields and commons
1770 - Friendly Society begins, later to become Hucknall Mill Sick Club
1771 - Hucknall Inclosure Award
1780 - Archbishop of York visits Hucknall
1785 - First steam engine used in textile industry put to use in Papplewick Cotton Mill
1788 - Education begins. George Green to be paid for his management of the Sunday School
1795 - A windmill is erected at Broomhill
1797 - Hucknall Methodists take Methodist New Connection denomination
1798 - List of Hucknall residents making voluntary contributions for the prosecution of war
1799 - Hucknall listed on Nottingham New Connection Circuit Plan
1801 - Population 1,497
1806 - Baptist meetings begin on Beardall Street
1808 - Methodist Sunday School begins on Annesley Road
1810 - Visit to Hucknall by John Harrison - Primitive Methodist pioneer
1812 - Luddites destroy nine lace warp machines at Linby belonging to Mr Shipley
1812 - George Green and Ben Hancock in court for breaking frames during Luddite disturbances
1814 - Byron estates transferred to Duke of Portland
1815 - Ben Caunt, prizefighter, Champion of England born
1816 - Date stone on former Methodist Chapel (now Romans on Annesley Road)
1816 - Visit to Hucknall by Sarah Kirkland - Primitive Methodist evangelist
1816 - Primitive Methodist Society begins
1817 - Zachariah Green born
1817 - List of Hucknall residents petitioning the Prince Regent
1821 - Population 2,028
1824 - Windmill moved from Broomhill to Sandy Lane
1824 - Funeral of Lord Byron
1824 - Frederick Ward invited to come to Hucknall to establish a full-time school
1826 - School built
1827 - Leaders Minute Book. First written evidence from Methodist Chapel
1828 - First Co-operative Society founded on West Street
1828 - Annesley Road Methodist Chapel enlarged
1828 - A Co-op Society set up in Balls Yard, West Street
1829 - First Co-op trading association set up in Half Moon Yard
1830 - Robinson’s Leen Mills cotton-spinning business sold
1833 - First list of Methodist members - 166 names
1835 - First Baptist Chapel built
1838 - Queen Victoria's Coronation Festivities took place
1839 - Electors on the register numbered 79 males
1840 - Penny post arrives in Hucknall
1840 - Glove-making introduced
1840 - (approx.) Old brass band formed
1841 - Ben Caunt beats Nick Ward to win Championship
1842 - Ben Caunt marries Martha Butler at Hucknall
1844 - Census of stocking frames (301 shops & 801 frames)
1844 - Common land set out as gardens
1845 - Ben Caunt loses Championship to Bendigo
1845 - First railway through Hucknall proposed
1846 - Wesleyan Chapel built on Chapel Street
1848 - Midland Railway completed
1848 - First railway station in Hucknall opened
1849 - Visit by William Booth, then a methodist preacher, to address navvies constructing a railway
1851 - Population 2,470 - Houses 520
1852 - Lady Lovelace buried in St. Mary’s Church, Hucknall
1853 - Fund raising campaign for National School classrooms
1854 - National School opened
1854 - First harmonium brought to Hucknall by cart to Robert Widdowson's house
1854 - Private Wightman, a Hucknall soldier, survives the Charge of the Light Brigade in Crimea
1855 - Woollatt’s - first mention in a directory of ‘falls’
1856 - Elizabeth Smith obtains post for Queen Victoria at Osbourne IOW
1858 - Shetland hosiery trade founded
1858 - Methodist Chapel purchases an organ - the first in Hucknall
1859 - Primitive Methodist Chapel built on Watnall Road - later sold to Church of Christ
1861 - Ben Caunt dies
1861 - Churchyard extended
1861 - Population 2,836 - Houses 661
1861 - First sods of earth lifted marking Hucknall No.1 (Top Pit)
1862 - Coal reached at No. 1 Colliery
1862 - First fatality at Hucknall No.1 Colliery
1863 - Hucknall National School first Log Book begins
1864 - Coal drawing commences
1864 - Hucknall Co-operative Society registered
1864 - Glove-making ceased
1864 - First mention in a directory of shawl industry
1864 - Rhodes - first listing making shawls
1864 - Saxtons - first listing making shawls
1864 - Hardys - first listing making shawls
1864 - Raynors - first listing making shawls
1865 - Men's Reading Room opened
1865 - Land purchased in Baker Street for a Methodist Chapel
1865 - Co-operative Society moves from back kitchen store on Gilbert Street to Watnall Road premises
1866 - Sinking commences at Hucknall No. 2 (Bottom Pit)
1866 - Gas introduced - first light in Mr. P. Howis’s shop
1867 - Hucknall Torkard Local Board elected
1867 - Congregational Mission founded
1867 - Serious fire underground at No 1 Colliery
1868 - Temperence Society founded
1868 - Congregational Iron Chapel built on Portland Road at a cost of £360
1868 - Shop rented on Portland Road, Butler's Hill, as a Co-operative Society branch
1869 - Last servants hiring on The Green
1869 - Co-op Society established in Balls Yard wound up
1870 - The Old Coach & Six public house on High Street - contents auctioned and building demolished
1871 - Population 4,257 - Houses 895
1871 - School Board established
1871 - Local artist Elias Lacey born in Awsworth
1872 - St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church restored cost £3,200
1872 - Trinity Methodist Chapel built cost £2,500
1872 - Beardall Schools built
1873 - Beardall Schools opened in January
1873 - Trinity Methodist Church opens for worship
1873 - First meeting for Bethesda Mission on Butler's Hill
1873 - Local Board to buy land for offices on Watnall Road
1873 - First colliery houses built
1874 - Gas street lamps introduced
1874 - Pews at St. Mary's Parish Church to be free and unappropriated
1875 - Trinity Methodist Church licenced for marriages
1875 - Public Hall built at a cost of £2,200 - architect Mr. F. Gration
1875 - Butlers Hill/Cavendish Street Primitive Methodist Chapel built
1875 - Linby Colliery Sunk
1875 - Weekly market established on Church Square
1875 - Mechanics Institute proposed
1876 - Baptist Chapel on Watnall Road built cost £4,400
1876 - Foundation stone laid for St. John's Church
1876 - Bethesda Chapel on Bestwood Road opened
1876 - Church of Christ begins meetings
1876 - Co-operative Society branch store opens on George Street
1877 - Hucknall Manufacturing - first mention in a directory making shawls
1877 - Butler's Hill School opens
1877 - St. John the Evangelist Church, Butler's Hill, built cost £1,300
1877 - United Methodist Free Church on Peveril St. opens
1877 - Rev. Curtis Jackson dies
1878 - Hicks Memorial Schools built cost £500
1878 - Roman Catholic Mission founded on Whyburn Street
1879 - Bucks - first mentioned in a directory making shawls
1879 - Spring Street School opens
1879 - Congregational Chapel built on Portland Road cost £1,400
1879 - Salvation Army introduced
1880 - Wesley Chapel built on Watnall Road cost £1,500
1880 - Cigar making commences
1880 - First Catholic School starts in the bandroom on Whyburn Street
1880 - General William Booth of the Salvation Army in Hucknall and preaches at Trinity Chapel
1880 - The Gospel Mission founded
1881 - Population 10,023 - Houses 2000
1881 - Waterworks opened
1881 - Great Northern Leen Valley Railway line constructed
1881 - Catholic Mission founded
1882 - Gospel Mission buys Wesleyan Chapel, Chapel Street (later becoming the Wesleyan Reform Church)
1884 - Raynor's factory on Byron Street first listed as making socks
1884 - Rhodes firm begins manufacturing Orenburg shawls
1884 - First Burial Board elected
1884 - Name of parish church changed from St. James to St. Mary Magdalene
1884 - Coffee Tavern built cost £1,300
1884 - Salvation Army buys Baptist Chapel on Gilbert Street
1885 - Mr. J.E. Ellis elected M.P. 1885 - The Postmaster, Mr. Rowe, asks the Local Board if the houses can be numbered
1885 - Fire Brigade commences
1886 - Catholic Church School & Presbytery given by Mr. & Mrs. Hanlon cost £2,700
1886 - Telephone poles erected
1886 - Eric Coates born
1886 - First sale of Duke of Portland's land
1886 - Market area extended by demolishing existing buildings
1887 - Free Library built
1887 - Catholic Church on Carlingford Road opened
1887 - P.S.A. (Pleasant Sunday Afternoon) Association founded
1887 - Rueben Bramley listed as first photographer
1888 - Parish Church enlarged cost £4,500
1888 - Butler's Hill Playground opened
1888 - Debt for enlargement of St. Mary’s Church cleared
1889 - Elizabeth Smith retires from Osbourne
1890 - Hucknall Girl's Society formed
1891 - Population 13,094 - Houses 2513
1892 - St. Peter’s Church built on Watnall Road cost £650
1892 - St. John’s Parsonage built cost £600
1892 - Hazel Grove Congregational Mission begins
1892 - Post Office at Butler's Hill opened
1892 - Pillar box system established
1892 - Tin Bridge erected over Midland & Great Northern railway lines at Butler's Hill
1892/93 - Station Hotel built
1893 - Coal miners' strike
1894 - Bamkins on Whyburn Street first listed as making socks
1894 - Nursing Association formed
1894 - Hazel Grove Congregational Church built at a cost of £600
1894 - Hucknall Urban District Council formed
1895 - St. John’s Church extended. Memorial stone laid by Miss Jackson
1895 - Primitive Methodist Chapel on Watnall Road built
1895 - Church of Christ buys former Primitive Methodist Chapel on Watnall Road
1895 - Isolation Hospital at Hucknall? - Question to H.U.D.C.
1897 - Nurses Home stone-laying ceremony and build
1897 - Telephones installed


1897 - Zachariah Green dies
1898 - Bethesda Chapel new school opens cost £450
1898 - Land purchased at rear of Trinity Methodist Chapel to build new Sunday Schools
1898 - Central Co-operative Stores opens near Market Place with Great Co-operative demonstration
1898 - Nurses Home opened
1899 - Great Central Railway station opens
1899 - Zachariah Green fountain unveiled on Market Place cost nearly £400
1900 - 18th Nottingham (Hucknall) Company Boys Brigade begins
1900 - Plans passed for Theatre Royal on Annesley Road
1900 - Technical School donations given by Mr. J.E.Ellis & Mr. H.B.Paget
1901 - Population 15,250 - Houses 3,126
1901 - Theatre Royal opens on Annesley Road



1901 - Linby & Papplewick Methodist Chapel - memorial stone laying
1902 - Co-operative branch on corner of High Street and Station Road opens
1903 - Hucknall Co-operative Society has new premises built on Market Place
1903 - Trinity Chapel Sunday Schools built - projected cost £2,871 - replacing old school on Annesley Road
1903 - Byron’s statue erected on Co-operative Society buildings
1903 - Hucknall Dispatch founded
1904 - Open-air swimming baths on Baths Lane opened
1904 - Cattle market opened on Market Place
1905 - Serious smallpox epidemic
1905 - Primitive Methodist Chapel on Watnall Road installs an organ
1905 - Cattle Market experiment deemed a failure
1906 - Church Hall completed
1906 - Canon Godber died
1906 - Wesleyan Reform Chapel stone laying ceremony - chapel to cost £2,560
1907 - Godber Memorial Hall officially opened
1907 - Sale of Canon Godber's estate
1907 - St. Peter's Church reopened after refurbishment
1908 - Co-operative Society branch on Charles Street opens
1908 - Formation of Duke Street
1909 - Indoor swimming baths Opened on Baths Lane
1909 - Visit of General Booth to Hucknall
1909 - Schools closed in June - measles epidemic
1909 - History of Hucknall Torkard by Beardsmore published
1909 - Skating Rink to be built
1909 - Beardall Street School started upper standard
1910 - Taylor's factory on King Edward Street first listed as making underwear - later to become known as Ewe Hosiery and Jaeger factory
1910 - Plans passed for Salvation Army Hall on High Street
1910 - Byron roller skating rink opened on Vine Terrace
1910 - [to 1913] NUWSS (women’s suffrage) had a shop on High Street
1911 - Population 15,870
1911 - Hucknall Collieries taken over by Sherwood Colliery Co. Ltd.
1911 - Salvation Army Hall opened on High Street
1911 - Five new classrooms for National School
1912 - Morgan Kingston sings at Byron Rink
1912 - Byron Rink closed
1913 - Vedonis factory built on Watnall Road/Farleys Lane - listed as making underwear
1913 - Pilot Palace opened on Annesley Road
1914 - King George V and Queen Mary visit Hucknall
1914 - Land which would become Titchfield Park given by The Duke of Portland
1914 - Pilot Palace re-opens as Scala Picture House
1914 - Papplewick Hall attcked by suffragettes
1915 - Public Hall given to town
1915 - Film & records synchronised for 'talkies' event at Co-op Hall
1916 - Hucknall Torkard drops the suffix and becomes just Hucknall
1916 - Robert Edward Ryder awarded VC died Hucknall 1979
1916 - Zeppelins seen over Hucknall
1918 - Engine house built for Raynor's factory on Byron Street
1918 - American service personnel at Hucknall Aerodrome
1920 - Plans passed for Bamkin's factory and house on Portland Road
1920 - Amoid factory built
1920 - Co-operative Society bakery opens on West Street
1920 - Papplewick Hall for sale
1920 - Mansfield Engineering take over hangers at aerodrome
1921 - Population 16,834
1921 - Formation of Hucknall Philharmonic Society
1921 - Council begins to lay out design of Titchfield Park
1922 - Titchfield Park opened
1922 - War Memorial on Titchfield Park commemorated
1923 - Prince of Wales visits Hucknall
1925 - Extension of Titchfield Park by Miners' Welfare Fund
1925 - Spiritualist Church opened
1925 - Wass and Coupe on Wigwam Lane listed as making socks
1926 - Duke of York (later King George VI) visits alms houses on Park Drive
1927 - Great Air Pageant at aerodrome including air race for King's Cup
1928 - Cripples Clinic (later renamed Orthopaedic Clinic) opens
1928 - Plans passed for Empire Cinema
1928 - Highfields factory on Whyburn Street listed as making outerwear - later to move to Byron Street and become Courtaulds
1928 - Millott’s Yard demolished
1929 - Zachariah Green Monument moved from Market Place to Titchfield Park
1929 - Empire Picture House on Vine Terrace converted to 'Talkies'
1929 - Plans passed to rebuild Green Dragon
1929 - Plans passed to rebuild Taylor's factory after a fire
1929 - £6,000 needed for more classrooms for National School
1929 - James Saxton born Hucknall becomes president of Primitive Methodist Connexion. Dies during his year of office
1930 - Sandy Lane windmill is demolished
1930 - Scala closed to install sound - re-opens in October
1930 - Reynold's factory on Papplewick Lane first listed as making underwear - later to move to Watnall Road making goods for the Montfort label
1930 - Plans passed for Storth Meadow Estate council houses
1930 - Plans passed for Co-operative Society on site of Torkard buildings
1930 - Organ installed at Trinity Methodist Church costing £1,600
1930 - Foot & mouth epidemic
1931 - Population 17,338
1932 - Anglo Plauen on the aerodrome site makes Schiffli Lace
1932 - Papplewick Grange, home of Sir Julien Cahn, demolished
1932 - Butler's Hill Station closed completely
1933 - First Slum Clearance commences
1933 - Long Hill Rise planned
1934 - Reynold's factory opened
1934 - First Hucknall Carnival
1934 - Hucknall Harlequins Junior Prize Band formed
1934 - Byron Revellers Carnival Band formed
1934 - Hucknall Lavinracs Carnival Band formed
1934 - Hucknall Titchfield Nomads Jazz Band formed
1934 - Silver Prize Band Jubilee
1934 - Rolls Royce arrives at Aerodrome
1935 - John Henry Beardsmore dies, aged 84 - author of History of Hucknall Torkard (published 1909)
1935 - Extension of Hucknall boundaries to include parts of Linby & Papplewick
1935 - Hucknall Sunray Hussars Carnival Band formed
1936 - Hucknall Pearlies Carnival Band formed
1936 - Child Welfare Clinic opens on Watnall Road
1936 - Byron Cinema opens
1936 - North Hill Estate being erected
1936 - Oakenhall Estate being erected
1937 - Wighay Nook, an old farmhouse on Annesley Road, demolished
1937 - Bulwell Wood Hall destroyed by fire
1938 - Byron's Rest Inn demolished to widen High Street
1938 - Jones' Hosiery on Byron Street first listed making socks - later moves to Occupation Road and eventually to Beneworth Close now making leisure wear
1938 - Taylor's Buildings on Portland Road demolished
1938 - Old Manor House on High Street demolished
1939 - Hucknall No. 1 (Top Pit) pit head baths opens
1940 - Aeroplane crashes into house on Laughton Crescent. Six people die.
1940 - Williams' factory on Caddaw Avenue making service uniforms - bombed out of London - moves back south after the War
1944 - New Fire Station opens
1945 - Forces Canteen at Reynolds Factory closed
1946 - Worries that Castle Mill at Linby would be demolished
1947 - Both Hucknall Collieries vested in NCB East Midland Division
1947 - Portland Farm demolished
1948 - Wandess on High Street listed as making hosiery
1948 - Corman's on Portland Road listed as making trousers and jackets - later moves to Bolsover Street
1949 - Youth Employment Bureau established
1949 - New canteen at Highfield Hosiery Factory on Byron Street
1950 - Hollins: Viyella on Caddaw Avenue listed as making shirts
1950 - Annie Holgate Infant School opens
1950 - Linby Colliery F.C. compete against Gillingham first round of F.A. Challenge Cup
1951 - Population 23,290
1951 - Cigar factory closed
1952 - Annie Holgate Junior School opens
1952 - Co-operative Society purchases mobile grocery shop for out-of-town estates
1953 - Jubilee of Sunday School building at Trinity
1953 - Flying Bedstead experimental rig begins testing - later to become Harrier jump jet
1954 - Co-operative Society branch on Beauvale Estate opens
1954 - Co-operative Society branch on Ruffs Estate opens
1954 - Archbishop of York (Dr Cyril Garbett) visits Hucknall
1955 - Annie Holgate Secondary School building unfinished but opens for pupils
1956 - St. Mary's Church organ restored at a cost of £3,500
1957 - Scala closes
1957 - Flying Bedstead crashes - pilot Larson killed
1957 - Last day at Hucknall R.A.F. station
1957 - Annie Holgate Secondary School officially opened
1957 - Eric Coates dies
1957 - Stallard's Shoe Shop beside Market Place demolished, together with other buildings fronting the Half Moon public house
1958 - Bulwell Hall to be demolished
1958 - Dedication of new bells at St. Mary's
1958 - Anglican church hall being built on Ruffs Estate
1958 - British Legion hall opened
1959 - Seymour Road Baptist Church opens
1959 - Spring Street Boys & Girls Schools amalgamated
1960 - Catholic Church on Watnall Road opens - built by Bodill's at a cost of £40,000 excluding fittings
1960 - St. Peter's Church closed
1960 - Catholic parish hall opened
1960 - New telephone exchange built on Portland Road
1961 - Population 23,470
1962 - Co-operative Society opens supermarket on High Street
1963 - Methodist Churches join. Trinity, Bourne and Wesley become Central Methodist Church
1963 - New National School built on land off Montague Road
1964 - Last passenger train for almost 30 years runs through Hucknall
1965 - Hucknall Technical Grammar School opens
1966 - Wundova Stretch on High Street/Station Road makes stretch covers - later moves to Bulwell then to old bakery on West Street making childrenswear and sportswear
1966 - Trials on H.M.S. Bulwark of P1127, the Hawker Kestrel, forerunner of the Harrier
1966 - Hexagonal Church St. Peter & St. Paul opened on Ruffs Drive
1966 - Hucknall Town Station closed by Dr. Beeching
1967 - Catholic School on Walkmill Drive opens
1968 - Hucknall Zoo opens
1968 - Bestwood Colliery closed
1969 - Hucknall Co-operative Society amalgamates with Nottingham Co-operative Society
1970 - East Side Methodist Church on Bestwood Road opens
1970 - Manor Farm on Station Road demolished
1971 - Population 26,570
1971 - Church of Christ on Watnall Road closes
1972 - Vine Manufacturing on Vine Terrace makes babywear
1973 - Church of Christ on Watnall Road demolished
1973 - Eric Horriben’s book about Hucknall’s history published
1973 - Moss & Plumbs mansion demolished
1973 - Richard Bullock youngest and last Chairman of Hucknall UDC
1974 - Hucknall Urban District Council disbanded
1974 - Hucknall joins with other areas to become part of Ashfield District Council
1974 - Phase 1 of new National Comprehensive School on Annesley Road
1976 - British Legion's Herbert Buzzard Court opens
1976 - Sherwood Zoo closes
1976 - Beardall Street Secondary, Annie Holgate Secondary & Holgate Grammer Schools amalgamated into Holgate Comprehensive
1979 - Central Methodist Church Centre opens
1979 - Robert Edward Ryder VC died
1980 - Mary Green dies
1981 - John Round becomes head of Holgate Comprehensive
1982 - Phase 2 of new National Comprehensive completed
1982 - Contents of Papplewick Hall sold by Sothebys
1984 - Local collieries influenced by National miners strike
1984 - Hucknall Heritage Society inaugurated
1985 - Papplewick Lido closes
1986 - Hucknall Colliery closes
1988 - Date stone laid for new Methodist church on Baker Street
1989 - New Central Methodist Church built
1990 - Netz Sports on Watnall Road makes team sportswear
1991 - First phase of Hucknall bypass opened
1992 - Hucknall Leisure Centre Swimming Pool opened by Duncan Goodhew
1992 - Price and Buckland on Beneworth Close makes leisurewear
1992 - Work begins on Robin Hood line
1992 - UK Waste Management plan to use Watnall Brickyard as landfill site but permission not granted
1992 - Waste not wanted. Local protest group
1992 - Plan for new nursery, infants and junior school on Broomhill Road
1993 - Hucknall bypass opens
1993 - Robin Hood Railway Line opens
1993 - Congregational Church on Portland Rd. closes - congregation transferred to Hazel Grove
1993 - Hucknall’s last prefab. demolished
1995 - Certa Cito on Bolsover Street makes a variety of bags for schools
1994 - Butler's Hill School demolished
1994 - Fine Fare premises on Nottingham Road demolished
1994 - New houses built on land previously belonging to Fine Fare, Nottingham Road
1994 - Refurbished Church Hall to re-open as Community Hall
1994 - Corman's factory closes for manufacturing - production moves to Portugal
1994 - Hucknall Co-operative Society closes on Market Place
1994 - Butler's Hill Infants School opens on a new site - Broomhill Road
1994 - Beardall School top of Duke Street demolished
1994 - Toxic fumes leak from Berridges site on Wigwam Lane
1994 - Vedonis factory closes
1995 - White Rose Nursing Home built on site of Butler's Hill School
1995 - Community Hall on Ogle Street opens - (formerly Church Hall)
1995 - International Clothing Centre on Annesley Rd. opens
1996 - Vedonis factory demolished - Hassall Homes on site
1997 - Methodists celebrate 200 years of history in Hucknall
1997 - Hucknall threatened - thousands of new houses to be built
1997 - Wandess Hosiery / Vine Manufacturing finally closes
1998 - New College Nottingham (Hucknall Centre) being built
1998 - Robert Kenny becomes head of Holgate Comprehensive
1999 - Viyella Factory demolished - New houses on site
1999 - New College opens
1999 - Houses being built on former allotments on Linby Road by Wimpey builders
1999 - Houses being built on Beardall St. opposite Henry Street

2000 - Courtaulds Textile factory (Highfields) on Byron Street closes
2000 - Broomhill Court demolished (senior citizens bedsits and social centre). Bungalows built on site.
2000 - Stag Furniture factory to close
2000 - Boys Brigade Centenery
2001 - Houses being built on Stag Furniture site
2001 - Jobs threatened at Rolls Royce
2001 - Houses being built on Highfields Site
2002 - Wundova Stretch closes
2003 - Houses being built behind Iceland store on former ‘Bottom Pit’ No. 2 Colliery site - Persimmon builders
2003 - Tesco superstore opens
2003 - Co-operative Society building on Market Place being renovated and made into flats and retail premises
2003 - Houses to be built on Broomhill Farm and on Broomhill House gardens
2003 - Trams running along tracks beside Robin Hood Railway line. Opening to public put back
2004 - NET Tram line opened to public
2004 - Byron statue put back into niche on old Co-operative Society building on Market Place
2004 - Houses being built at the bottom of Sherwood Street - Wimpey
2004 - Salvation Army's 125 years anniversary
2004 - Butlers Hill Post Office closed
2004 - Coloured asphalt (red) for cycle lanes on Nottingham Road
2005 - Princess Anne opens new science block at National School
2005 - Land for sale for housing behind Papplewick Lane
2005 - Netz sports garment manufacture closed

2005 - Houses being built on site of No. 2 Colliery, Bottom Pit - David Wilson builders
2005 - Memorial statue to miners by Graham Ibbeson unveiled on Station Road
2005 - Hucknall Town F.C. in final of F.A. Trophy but lost in a penalty shootout
2005 - Safeway (Morrison's) supermarket in town centre closes
2005 - Land cleared on Butler's Hill allotments to build industrial units
2006 - Houses being built on Broomhill Park by Persimmon Builders - Estate named Oakenhall
2006 - Amoid factory demolished - land cleared for houses
2006 - Houses rising on Pinfold
2006 - Science and technology park lined up for Hucknall on Rolls Royce site
2007 - Hucknall Market Place refurbished
2007 - Morris Homes to be built on Broomhill Farm site
2007 - Ben Bailey Homes being erected on Farley's Lane as 'Rosemoor Estate'
2007 - Signs erected detailing building of Morris Homes on Broomhill Farm site
2007 - 'Flight of Fancy' artwork unveiled in front of 'Half Moon Hotel'
2007 - Market Place officially opened
2008 - Hucknall U3A inaugurated
2008 - Former Scala Cinema demolished
2008 - Annesley Road Post Office closed
2008 - Earthquake felt in Hucknall
2008 - Hucknall U3A (University of the Third Age) commenced meetings
2008 - Engine testing finishes at Rolls Royce
2008 - Homes being built on Winifred Street (off Portland Road)
2008 - Book to celebrate centenary of Church Hall published by Lovelace Theatre Group
2008 - Dedication ceremony of plaques (which were set in garden at Central Methodist Church) to commemorate sacrifice of Great War service personnel
2008 - Hucknall & Linby Community Brass Band – 1st rehersal in Hucknall
2009 - Hucknall Manufacturing Co. buildings/workshops complex (for shawl trade) demolished

2009 - Renovation and building work at Central Methodist Church to provide two new community rooms
2009 - Jubilee celebrations for Seymour Road Baptist Church
2009 - Watnall Chimneys demolished
2009 - Clay's butchers shop closes after 115 years
2010 - Hucknall Library closed for refit and to go 'self-selection'
2010 - Nurses Home / Belper House demolished
2010 - November/December - many events cancelled to due snow
2010 - Hurdler Andy Turner wins Gold Medal at Commonwealth Games
2011 - This is Hucknall DVD produced
2011 - Newstead Abbey only open Sundays
2011 - Taylder's shop on Baker Street demolished
2011 - Maltshovel public house becomes Bella Mia - an Italian & Greek restaurant
2011 - Inner bypass money released
2011 - Urgent fundraising effort begins to renovate church tower
2011 - Trent bus garage on Portland Road ceased operating
2012 - East Side Methodist Church linked with Central Methodist
2012 - Wesleyan Reform Church closes
2012 - Calverton Colliery railway line to become cycle and walkway
2012 - Hucknall Dispatch Office closed. Newspaper continues with office at Ilkeston

2012 - Byron Business Centre opened. (Formerly Beardall St. Boys School)

2012 - A new Beardall St. Primary School to be built on Wigwam Lane development
2013 - Severe floods in Hucknall on 23rd July
2013 - Lottery grant towards parish church tower
2013 - Flying Bedstead pub closed. Application for Co-op on site
2013 - Dispatch newspaper now part of Mansfield Chad Group
2014 - Work starts to build houses on Broomhill Farm
2014 - Beardall School closed
2014 - Flying Bedstead public house demolished
2014 - Miners killed working at Hucknall & Linby Collieries remembered on stones near the miners statue on Station Road
2015 - Bamkin’s Factory to be demolished - formerly Jaeger; originally S. Taylor & Co.
2015 - Masons Arms demolished - Sainsbury’s to be built on site
2015 - Land cleared – houses to be built on large part of Rolls Royce site
2015 - NCN Hucknall College to close
2015 - Nottingham Heritage Vehicle Charity took over Trent bus garage
2015 - Work commences for pedestrianisation and inner bypass
2015 - Hucknall Library to close for building work and update

2015 - Buildings demolished on Baker Street
2016 - Land around Farleys Spring cleared
2016 - Former New College Nottingham building to become Sixth Form College
2016 - Zachariah Green's memorial on Titchfield Park renovated
2016 - Hucknall Inner Bypass opened - to be called Torkard Way
2017 - Seymour Road Baptist Church changes name to West Hucknall Baptist Church
2017 - Pedestrian area of High Street completed
2017 - Building known as Roman's in danger of collapse. Other than St. Mary's, it was originally the earliest church building in Hucknall



Please notify me of any additions or amendments - Maureen Newton - December 2017


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