Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry joined last nights 40th birthday celebration of the Beeston and District Local History Society.
Sir Neil Cossons, one of Beeston’s most famous sons, gave a talk on his childhood memories in the town notably as a junior porter at Beeston Station.
Anna said “it was a lovely evening and Sir Neil’s talk on a bygone age was as entertaining as it was informative. He painted a vivid picture of a time when fifty people were on the pay roll at Beeston Station, of porters huddled round coal fires in the winter and bustling steam trains in the summer taking day trippers to Mablethorpe and Cleethorpes.”
The Beeston History Society is one of a group of local societies marking important people, events and local heritage sites with blue plaques.
” the Beeston History Society continues to have a proud record of building an excellent archive, holding interesting events and reminding us all of our great local history. We should all wish them a very happy fortieth birthday and look forward to many more years.”
150 members joined the celebrations at the Chilwell Memorial Hall.