Useful sources

Researching the history of Arnold using the local studies collection in Arnold library

If you have a query about Arnold's history, here are the main places to look regarding the holdings of Arnold public library:

  • Look on the library catalogue for catalogued items
  • Try the locked cabinets for uncatalogued items (use the index to the Local Studies classification system to help)
  • Investigate the newspaper cuttings
  • Try the ephemera boxes
  • Look in the map cabinet
  • Use the photo index to help sort through the photos
  • There's also an online site for local photographs: Picture the Past
  • Check the index to the Thoroton Society Transactions

The main published books about Arnold are:

  • Russell and King's "A History of Arnold" (1913)
  • Christopher Weir's "From village to town: Arnold 1800-1900 (1986)
  • Spick's "The book of Arnold" (1990)
  • Negus' " old picture postcards" (two volumes, 1991 and 1993)
  • Spick's "Arnold and Bestwood in old photographs" (two volumes, 1991 and 1994)
  • Spick's "Arnold" (2000)
Photo:Photographic record and survey, Nottingham Central Library

Photographic record and survey, Nottingham Central Library

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This page was added by Alice Cave on 19/10/2010.
Comments about this page

The Arnold Local History Group have a website with a lot of details on Arnold's past at:

By bob massey
On 26/07/2012

I have just published a book called Snippets from History Vol 1 Arnold and Mapperley which is 64 historical stories from the area

By bob massey
On 17/12/2015

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