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Hyson Green Flats - On The Flats Project

18 October 11 words: Alison Emm

For a lot of people Hyson Green Asda is all they’ve ever known when they go down Radford Road. But way back when, it was home to one of Nottingham’s best-known landmarks

Stars from the Hyson Green Flats film

Stars from the Hyson Green Flats film

For a lot of people reading this, Hyson Green Asda is all they’ve ever known when they go down Radford Road.  But back way when, it was not only home to a hell of a lot of people, but one of Nottingham’s best-known former landmarks, the Hyson Green Flats.

The Partnership Council charity in Hyson Green has been running a local history project, On The Flats, from the beginning of 2011 to explore and celebrate the fascinating history of the Hyson Green Flats.  As part of that, along with Donkey Stone Films, they have made a new film that will bring the flats back to life once again.

Built in 1965 and demolished in 1988, the film will show how integral they were to the community and include archive film and TV clips. Former residents are also part of the film as they discuss their experiences and memories of the flats and the era.

There will be a free screening at Broadway Cinema in Nottingham on Friday 21 October at 1pm, and is being run as part of Black History Month in Nottingham as the flats were home to a large proportion of Afro-Caribbean occupants.  An exhibition of photos, memorabilia, maps and information about the Hyson Green Flats will also be launched on Saturday 19 November at the Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard.

The film is free, but pre-booking is essential. Please call Helen Bates on 0115 970 8200 to book a seat.

On The Flats will be screening at Broadway on Friday 21 October 2011.  Free.

Donkey Stone Films
Partnership Council

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