Weather Balloon image

Weather balloon on the castle green

Viewfinder – Nottingham Castle’s history in pictures, is now open!

Formerly known as Piecing Together the Past, this new project will help map former uses of the Castle site, to archive and preserve images from the public and to allow Nottingham’s people to reminisce and share their memories from the site in past times.

We’d love to hear from anybody with pictures or stories from what appears to be the launching of a weather balloon for instance.

The team spends a lot of time looking at how Nottingham Castle might look to visitors in the future. We think that using the public’s experience of the site in the past may help us to do this.

We’d like people to scan and email any images they have of past events or visits to the Castle, along with supporting information such as dates, location, anecdotes or memories. It would also be wonderful to see old images of the buildings around the Castle site.

Here is a selection of the images we have so far… click to open the slideshow and then click your way back into the past!

How to submit your images

Please complete this simple form with as much information as you can and email it to us along with your scanned image(s) Remember to save and/or print a copy of your form for your records. If you cannot scan your images please get in touch and we will try and help with this Thank you to Eve Gateshill of Nottingham Trent University who created the film and gave us permission to use it.