This site contains information about Giltbrook, Eastwood, Greasley, Newthorpe, and the surrounding areas, in Nottinghamshire, UK. It includes local history, local photographs, and a link to a map of the area, which is on the 'Giltbrook' page, (link at the bottom of this page).
The title, 'Giltbrook - A Suburb of Ikea', refers to the size of the Ikea development, now called the Giltbrook Retail Park, which is situated on the outskirts of Giltbrook, near to the A610 island. Giltbrook Retail Park contains the following stores, Ikea, Next, Decathlon, Boots, Wilko, T.K.Max, Laura Ashley, SCS, Mamas & Papas, Sofology, Pets at Home, Barker & Stonehouse, and Harveys, along with the food outlets of Starbucks, Subway, Frankie & Benny's, Pizza Express, Nandos, and Costa. Screwfix have also opened an outlet on the nearby industrial estate.
Giltbrook Farm Estate (Smithurst Road)
The site also contains personal information about me, and my interests. I have tried to make the site both easy to navigate, and quick to load. Most of the images on this site are copyright to me, if you require an image for another site, please ask.
A school reunion was held at Eastwood Town Social Club for pupils that left the school in 1964. It was held on Friday September 19th. 2008. The organisers were Rita Campbell, Georgina Clarke, and myself, Gavin Gillespie, organising the website, and preparing and repairing the school photographs for use on the website.
Further details about the reunion, including school photographs, and a list of most of the pupils from that year, are available on the following link - Walker Street School - 1964 Leavers Reunion
Further information about Giltbrook, (including its history, and more photographs), can be found by clicking on the 'Giltbrook' button below, or use the buttons to visit other pages related to this site, and also to visit my D.H. Lawrence site.
Thank you for visiting this website. If you need to contact me, or if anyone has any old photographs of Giltbrook, or the surrounding areas, and would like them included here, please contact me using the Guestbook button directly below, then click on the 'Post' button on the Guestbook site. There is also an option to leave private messages in the Guestbook if required.
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