Category Archives: Bramcote People

Rolf Noskwith, Bletchley Park Codebreaker, Dies Aged 97

Rolf Noskwith, thought to be the last surviving Bletchley Park Cryptographer, passed away aged 97 yesterday. Rolf lived for many years in Sandiacre and was connected with Bramcote through his membership of Bramcote and District Probus Club.

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Bramcote Memories

Tony Smith writes: Taken in June 1963, this is the official school photograph of the pupils (myself included) of Bramcote Church of England School, then on Town Street.  Does anyone recognise themselves?

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The Road to Rio

Elaine Morris writes: At the end of November 2015 many thousands of people all over the world were anxiously scanning emails as the organisers of Rio Olympics 2016 were about to announce the selection of their volunteers. I am pleased … Continue reading

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Bramcote’s Steve ‘Coco’ Chaplin is an Unsung Football Hero

Over 20 years of dedication to grassroots football has led to Steve ‘Coco’ Chaplin becoming the third Unsung Football Hero chosen by Nottingham Building Society (known as The Nottingham). For years Coco, who lives in Bramcote, has dedicated his own … Continue reading

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Katelyn Severn Ballerina from Bramcote is to perform in Nottingham next week

Katelyn will be performing at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham next week in Matthew Bourne’s magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands that has carved a place in the hearts of thousands across the world since its premiere.    Since joining Matthew Bourne’s company … Continue reading

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News on Bramcote Ballerina, Katelyn Severn

Vincent Price of the Chesil Theatre, Winchester, tells us: Bramcote ballerina, Katelyn Severn, will be appearing with The Crossword Ballet in their production of Exodus at the Chesil Theatre in Winchester on 17-19 July. The Crossword Ballet is a new professional … Continue reading

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News on Bramcote Ballerina, Katelyn Severn

Vincent Price tells us: Bramcote ballerina, Katelyn Severn, will be appearing with The Crossword Ballet in their production of Exodus at the Chesil Theatre in Winchester on 17-19 July. There are three evening performances and details of an additional matinee … Continue reading

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Bramcote Woman Receives Award for Helping Young Adults With Learning Disabilities

Adrian Hirst has drawn our attention to an article in The Nottingham Post: Running a smoothie bar to support young adults with learning disabilities has earned Bramcote’s Jill Carter a volunteering award. Click on the link to read the  Nottingham … Continue reading

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Bramcote Ballerina makes her debut in London’s West End

Last night was a night for ‘firsts’. Nottingham-born dancer Katelyn Severn (aged 21) made her professional debut on the opening night of a brand new ballet ‘EXODUS’ as a member of The Crossword Ballet company. This inaugural event took place … Continue reading

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Walter Grauberg’s Funeral

Stan Heptinstall has informed us: Walter’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 15 October, 2pm Wilford Hill Crematorium. His family are very happy for all those who would like to pay their last respects to attend.

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Saint Raymond (Callum Burrows) of Bramcote

A Bramcote teenager will be heading out on a sell-out tour of the UK and Europe with one of America’s biggest new bands. Callum Burrows, who performs under the name Saint Raymond, will support Los Angeles trio Haim for three … Continue reading

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Walter Grauberg

Stan Heptinstall writes: Dear Editors Janet Grauberg has telephoned me and asked me to pass on the sad news that her father Walter has died. Walter was a highly respected member of the community here in Bramcote and worked hard … Continue reading

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Nominate Your Community Heroes

Local people can nominate local individuals and community groups in Broxtowe for a Broxtowe Borough Partnership Award to say thank you for their contribution to the local community. The awards will honour inspirational individuals and community groups who have volunteered … Continue reading

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Land, Sea and Sculpture Exhibition Featuring Bramcote Artist Peter Hillier

Land, Sea and Sculpture.  A new exhibition of work by three professional artists based in Nottingham. Shooqi Atrabi, Peter Hillier and Andrew Smith. Friday 9th -Wednesday 14th August. Open 10.00am – 6.00pm. Nottingham Society of Artists, 71 Friar Lane, Nottingham, … Continue reading

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Another Blue Plaque Unveiled in Bramcote Today

A blue plaque was unveiled this afternoon to Frederic Chatfield Smith MP on Moss Drive. Frederic Chatfield Smith lived at Bramcote Hall and owned Smith’s Bank on South Parade, Nottingham (Now a branch of Natwest). The Mayor of the Borough of … Continue reading

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Another Blue Plaque for Bramcote

There will be an unveiling of a blue plaque to the Smith Banking family on Wednesday 24th April at 3.00pm at the top of Moss Drive. The Smith’s lived in the now demolished Bramcote Hall and ran Smith’s Bank in Nottingham. The bank … Continue reading

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Blue Plaque Unveiled today

A blue plaque commemorating members of the Pearson family was unveiled this afternoon at the White House (the nursing home) at the top of Town Street. The White House was the home of the Pearson family who were local benefactors … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Victor Perrett

Victor Perrett of Bramcote is one of three budding artists who received an early Christmas present this week after the winners of Broxtowe Borough Council’s ‘My Home’ art competition were named at the Council Offices in Foster Avenue, Beeston. Broxtowe … Continue reading

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Budding Ballerina Leaps to Success

A budding ballerina visited the Town Hall in Beeston last week to thank Broxtowe Borough Council for funding she received towards entering International Ballet Competitions. Katelyn Severn, 19, from Bramcote, who went to university at the age of 16, graduated with … Continue reading

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Early Music Concert News

Wendy Hancock who lives in Bramcote is a performer, lecturer, teacher and writer on music and related subjects and plays with Musica Donum Dei. She has circulated details of Early Music Concerts in the East Midlands:

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