An exhibit at the National Civil War Center shows Newark through the years.

The collection of ten works will be open for one week from Saturday 10 to 17 September.

The artwork was mostly done by local artists with a mix of techniques and colors, depicting Newark as we see it today or as it was in the past.

Dutch houses on Millgate (58867556)

“The city has a remarkable industrial history and a truly unique and stunning mix of architecture, beautifully showcased in this collection.” said Glyn Hughes, head of collections and exhibits at the National Civil War Center.

“Many of these works of art have never been on public display before and the views they preserve will provide a fascinating and exclusive insight into the city’s past.”

Some of the buildings and views depicted include the old Trent Bridge, the old tallow factory and the Dutch houses of Millgate by William Cubley, a former art teacher at Magnus Academy.

“It’s amazing that views of the city, gone before cameras became common, are preserved in these works of art. It’s a wonderful opportunity to step into our shared local history, while admiring beautiful paintings, and the fact that the tour is free is amazing.”

Newark from Riverside Park (58867563)
Newark from Riverside Park (58867563)

Rhona Holloway, Newark and Sherwood District Council Economic Development and Visitor Portfolio Holder, said: “It is amazing that views of the city, vanished before cameras became commonly available, are preserved in these works of art. ‘art.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to step into our shared local history, while seeing beautiful paintings, and the fact that the tour is free is amazing.”

The free exhibition is part of the National Heritage Days.

The Old Tallow Factory (58867560)
The Old Tallow Factory (58867560)

Other events that are part of the Heritage Open Day taking place in the city are a free behind-the-scenes tour of the 102-year-old Palace Theater on September 14.

And for the family, a free science show at Newark Castle on September 17.



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