A CORNER OF UNIVERSITY PARK (gifted by Sir Jesse Boot, Bart.).
A CORNER OF UNIVERSITY PARK (gifted by Sir Jesse Boot, Bart.).

When the lay-out of the playing fields, the erection of pavilions, and the innumerable other features are completed, University Park will constitute one of the most magnificent parks for the benefit of both young and old in the Kingdom.

New open-air swimming bath, University Park.

Sixteen acres will be devoted exclusively to the use of college students. In addition the park will contain fifteen cricket pitches, nine football grounds, two netball pitches, three bowling greens, two 18-hole putting greens, a lake of 16 acres, an open-air bath (the largest open-air inland bath in this country), a dancing green, circular and straight running tracks, a splendid boulevard, as well as a spacious tea pavilion and clubhouses for the bowling and putting greens.

University Boulevard, showing new university buildings on the right.
University Boulevard, showing new university buildings on the right.


The shortage of houses for the working classes is being expeditiously and efficiently dealt with by the Corporation through its Housing Committee. Excellent sites on the outskirts, but within the city boundary, are being developed on Garden suburb lines, which admit of an approximate area of 400 square yards of land for each house. Contracts or arrangements with private builders for 2,830 houses have been made, and most of these are completed and occupied. The rents charged for all new houses are the minimum permitted by the Ministry of Health for State-aided schemes.

Since the acquisition of Wollaton Park by the Corporation, a portion of the land has been developed as a housing scheme, providing for a total of 1,000 houses of the bungalow type. At the time of preparing this booklet for publication 500 of these had been erected.


Nottingham properly prides itself on the excellent facilities it offers as a shopping centre. Although it is primarily an industrial city, it still pays much attention to those ultra-refinements of shopping which the modern fashionable world demands, and the goods displayed in its shop windows are, in the majority of cases, such as might appeal to the most cultured and fastidious taste. Every possible need of the household menage is anticipated, and in regard to personal adornment the best establishments can compete with those of any of the large towns of Great Britain.

Local buyers have long since discovered that there is no real need to go outside the city for any kind of shopping, and that no advantage is to be gained by dealing with the large London Stores, to the detriment of local trade. It must be obvious to any reflective person that the trading community of the town, which employs local labour, contributes largely to the rates and to local subscriptions, and spends a considerable amount locally, is entitled to the loyal support of the townsmen, and has the first claim upon their patronage. Nottingham tradesmen are uniformly courteous and obliging, and know their business thoroughly; their shop windows offer abundant evidence that management and methods are kept well abreast of the times.