Collection of photographic views of Chilwell, Nottinghamshire and the surrounding area,1998

Scope and Content

The collection comprises black and white copies made in 1998 of photographs taken between about1913 and 1991. The photographs depict buildings in Chilwell, Nottinghamshire including domestichouses, pubs, Chilwell Brickyard, shops, Chilwell Hall, Gregory's Nurseries and two views of theinside of Alfred Mears' cobblers shop, Old Chilwell. Other photographs show individuals and groupsof people such as members of the Mears family, children at Meadow Lane School, Women's VoluntaryService, Chilwell cricket team, and 1st Chilwell and Attenborough scout group. There are alsophotographs of events in the village such as the demolition of Chilwell Bridge and Myford's factory,Chilwell jubilee bonfire, and the opening of Chilwell almshouses. Some views of Beeston,Nottinghamshire are also included.

Administrative / Biographical History

The original photographs from which the collection was made were taken by Alfred Mears, a localman from Chilwell, Nottinghamshire.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.


Other Finding Aids

In the Reading Room of The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and SpecialCollections Typescript Catalogue.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study only,depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be soughtin advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections(email The Department will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the reader.

Custodial History

The collection was created in 1998 by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscriptsand Special Collections when an album of original photographic prints was loaned to the departmentso that the images could be reproduced.

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