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Arnold Local History Group

Meetings held at Arnold Methodist Church, 54 Front Street, (For sat Nav please follow NG5 7GP), Arnold, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 7EL
Arnold Local History Group


We aim to encourage and support an interest in the history of the Arnold Area and help conserve and archive material of local interest .

Arnold has a very long history and can trace its beginnings back to the late stone age . It has been a settlement in its present position since the iron age. It has seen invaders come and go, the black death, civil war, the industrial revolution and the start of the commuter revolution have all greatly changed and formed the town..

We have monthly meetings, run courses on Arnolds history and researching family history. Hold evenings of tales and stories of Arnold in the local  pubs. Arrange exhibitions and heritage days. Issue a newsletter and publish articles on local history in local magazines.

Meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday of the month (No Meeting December)  at 7.00 pm
Arnold Methodist Church 
54 Front Steet
Arnold Nottingham NG5 7EL

For sat Nav please follow NG5 7GP

We are Member of the British Association for Local History and are affiliated to Nottinghamshire Local History Association.

Guide Prices

Visitors can attend at the cost of £3 per monthly meeting

Membership entitles you to attend monthly meetings for £1, vote at the AGM and be eligible for election to the committee.

Membership is £10 per member per annum and runs from January to December

Map & Directions



  • Parking (charge) - Two Gedling Borough Council car parks are located close by to Arnold Methodist Church Croft Road and High Street. Chargeable hours for each 08:00am - 18:00pm Monday - Saturday. (2 hours free ticket available within chargeable hours)

Opening Times

Opening times: (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday of the month (excluding July, August and December)

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