Beeston (B)Eats

Beeston (B)Eats I write this column with minutes to go before I head over to Splendour Festival over at Batman’s crib, Wollaton Hall. I have prepped myself for war with wellies and full on outfit changes for every weather outcome, a bit drastic I know, but as you can tell, this ain’t...

Down on the Reserve: Bumper Harvest!

Down on the Reserve: Bumper Harvest! A combination of one of the warmest springs in the last 100 years and a wet and mild June has provided the perfect growing conditions for plants and there is currently a wonderful display of colour at Attenborough Nature Reserve. The most noticeable as you walk around...

I Am Beeston: Johnny Pusztai -Butcher

I Am Beeston: Johnny Pusztai -Butcher Few people can handle a sausage as well as Johnny Pusztai: the larger than life butcher extraordinaire talks to The Beestonian I have been trying to get Nottingham’s famous butcher to do ‘I Am Beeston’ for practically two years now, but with running several...

Robin Hood and The Old Peoples Home For Four Year Olds

Robin Hood and The Old Peoples Home For Four Year Olds There was time when I was known as ‘Nottingham’s official Robin Hood’ (a truly wonderful job I still do, rumours of my retirement being substantially in error) but these days I’m much more likely to be known as ‘Scarlett’s Dad from that Channel 4 documentary series’...

Town Hall in Virtual Reality Shoe Takeover

Venture capitalists with an interest in footwear to turn threatened Town Hall into a cutting edge venture. Fed up Beestonians are rejoicing in the news that a footwear cyber-retailer will soon be opening their doors in the town. Nottingham University Technology...

The most famous writer you’ve never heard of…

The most famous writer you’ve never heard of… Beeston publishers Arundel Books were recently approached to publish a novel from a writer you may not have heard of…though you’ve more than certainly heard (and laughed) at his work. Lee Stuart Evan’s, in a piece originally written for the...

Beeston Town Hall: What’s Happening?

Beeston Town Hall: What’s Happening? Hopefully, this article isn’t news to you, and the substantial media coverage the planned selling off of the Town Hall has garnered over the last few weeks has already informed you. I’ve spoke about it in the papers, on TV and radio and, of course, all over social...

Beeston on the Telly: A Top Ten (well, eleven)

Beeston on the Telly: A Top Ten (well, eleven) 1. Auf Wiedersehen Pet: Produced up the road at the Lenton Lane studios, it probably no surprise that Beeston was used for many of the suburb location shots in the show. Beeston variously doubles up for Newcastle, Birmingham and Derby (!). Beeston resident Kate told...

‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season An extra big helping of The Beestonian this Christmas… It’s rolled around again, Foxie at Hallams dons her Santa Suit, the pied wagtails flutter across the Square, and poor old Beeman suffers a season of silly-string toupees and drunken snogs by post-office...

Gossip from the Hivemind

Once again, some dolt expresses a wish for Beeston to ‘emulate West Bridgford’, presumably meaning we’ll lose all our character and be nothing but a dormitory town on the outskirts of a city, rather than a vibrant place with its own identity and character. The dolt in...