The Friends will meet at the Village Hall NG15 8FB at 7:30pm on Wednesday 24th November. In place of the advertised talk (the speaker is now unavailable), Dr. Stephen Walker will review his recent work investigating the workers at the Darley Abbey mills. The Evans’ mills at Darley Abbey date from the late 1770s and…
Moor Pond Woods are located between Papplewick, Hucknall and Linby, close to the B683 and B6011. The woods are important for their wildlife and archaeology.
The site was developed by the Robinson family in the late 18th century as a system to supply water to their cotton mills. Today the woods are owned by the Co-operative and managed, in partnership, by Nottinghamshire County Council and the Friends of Moor Pond Woods. It is a haven for wildlife – including invertebrates, amphibians, birds, bats, fungi and flowers.
In 1999, Papplewick Parish Council agreed to mark the Millennium by developing the site as a valuable permanent recreational resource to be used by local people.
Now, more than 20 years later, much has been achieved – thanks to the generous financial support of various groups, and the hard work of community volunteers