Nottingham Reform Riots October 1831 - Walk and Talk

The Reform Riots in Nottingham occured between the 8th and 11th October 1831 and resulted in Nottingham Castle being burnt down.

The Parliamentary Reform Bill failed in the House of Lords on the 8th October 1831. When the news of its failure reached Nottingham it sparked off the riots which resulted in the burning of the Castle and Lowes Silk Mill at Beeston and would end with the execution of three men and numerous men being transported to Van Diemens Land.

Come and hear about the riots and follow the path that the rioters took through Nottingham on their way to the Castle where you will hear about the trials and sentences handed out in 1832.

The walk last about 2 hours and will start in front of the Council House.


Cost is:

Over 60 - £2.00

Under 60 - £3.00

Children are free.

All proceeds go to the Nottingham Civic Society.

Walk Leader: Kevin P - Nottm Civic Society

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  • Mark H.

    Very interesting and informative - I got a clear idea of how events developed and what went on.

    August 3, 2013

  • Lee G.

    As usual, Kevin was a great host, but I think he said this is his last of the season, so that's a bummer. As far as the walk went it was very interesting, how it all came about and how it all ended. It was more to do with mob mentality than anything else and I hadn't realised that. It was also nice to see that Kevin tied in this walk (re Edwin Patchett) and the Rock Cemetery (an Edwin Patchett project and he is buried there.) I've been on four of Kevins walks now and am much more informed about Nottingham and its history.

    August 2, 2013

  • Joanne

    Thanks for putting these walks up on MeetUp Kevin

    August 2, 2013

  • Neil W.

    Really enjoyed this, great tour guide

    August 2, 2013

  • Roger H

    Was a great tour, learning even more about Nottingham's past. Thanks Kevin.

    August 1, 2013

  • Roger H

    90% chance of making this

    July 31, 2013

  • Mark H.

    This looks interesting given the Luddite context Why Nottingham and what was expected from the Reform Bill?

    July 30, 2013

    • Jayne T.

      you will find out on the night!

      July 31, 2013

    • Jayne T.

      there's a couple of great little books by A.R. Dance based in Nottingham about this period (fiction underpinned by fact)

      July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, decided to go to games night at the orange tree instead. I would like to do this another time. :)

    July 31, 2013

  • Polly S.

    I'd really love to attend this but I will be in Hampshire.

    July 29, 2013

  • julie s.

    yes will becoming with friend. thank you.

    July 26, 2013

    • pat n.

      Great will look out for you as there are a lot of people who go who are not on Meet Up. Does not help I do not have a photo but will try to identify you!!

      July 26, 2013

  • julie s.

    hi yes will be coming with friend.

    July 26, 2013

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