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Selston in bloom

Selston in bloom

A stroll around Selston

BBC Radio Nottingham's John Holmes takes a tour around the village of Selston, Nottinghamshire.

The village of Selston in Nottinghamshire neighbours the proposed landfill site on the old Bentinck colliery site, which is the topic of the next BBC Nottingham Groundswell.

The parish of Selston is the biggest in the country, it includes Jacksdale, Underwood and Westwood.

June Heald, ambassador for Selston volunteers picked out her favourite walk around the village and took BBC Nottingham's John Holmes with her.

Tin Hat Centre and King of the Gypsies

Starting at the Tin Hat centre in Selston, going along Church Lane, stopping at St. Helen's Church and then moving on to The Horse and Jockey public house, which is one of the oldest pubs in the country.

BBC Radio Nottingham's John Holmes

Watch John's video about Selston.

Selston was mentioned in the Doomsday survey of 1097. It is a large ex-colliery and industrialised village, which used to be home to textile factories and light engineering works. 

It's raised position over the Erewash Valley ensures good views over the surrounding countryside.

The Tin Hat centre in Selston has been open since February 2002 and is used by a variety of community groups, as well as having a creche and cafe.

Along the whole route the village is lined with planters that June's volunteers look after, which is all part of Selston in Bloom.

June Heald

June Heald chose the walk.

St. Helen's Church in the village is home to the alabaster monument to William Willoughby and his wife Elizabeth. 

In the church yard is the resting place and headstone in memory of the King of Gypsies, Dan Boswell.

The font in the church is a Norman font, and was taken during the Reformation and was returned to the Bull and Butcher public house and was then used as a garden ornament, before being returned at the beginning of the last century.

The Horse and Jockey pub is one of the oldest public houses in the country, established in 1664. It has the reputation of being the oldest pub in the parish and the 13th oldest in the country.

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