Our walk leader Chris Weir was a Principal Archivist inNottinghamshire County Council Archives until he recently retired. He is also Vice-Chair of Nottinghamshire Local History Association. Chris is a popular walk leader and has a galaxy of asides which he can drop into any talk or conversation about local history in Nottingham.
As I was taking this photograph, other walkers were still arriving. As you can see, it was a good turnout.
In the midst of all this stands one lone chimney and just to the right, in the distance, peeping over the tops of some trees, is the old Shipstone Brewery Building, which you will see again, more than once, before this walk is over.