Wilford - An Introduction

Photo:Bucolic scene at Wilford, 1885

Bucolic scene at Wilford, 1885


Some descriptions of the village from early county histories and guide books

"Wilford is still a pretty village, though its charms have naturally suffered of recent years, owing to its proximity to Nottingham, and in the old days the view from the churchyard on the river bank across the wide open meadows to the Castle and St. Mary's must have been delightful. There was then no deforming colliery on the other side of the Trent, and local artists delighted to paint the fine and spreading landscape before them, while local poets sang its praise in rhyme".

Extract from FIRTH, J.B. The Highways and Byways ofNottinghamshire (London: Macmillan, 1916)



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