John Pilkington Hudson, horticulturalist and bomb disposal officer: born Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire 24 July 1910; MBE (mil) 1943; George Medal 1944 and bar 1945; Lecturer in Horticulture, School of Agriculture, Nottingham University 1948-50, Head of Department of Horticulture 1950-67, Professor of Horticulture 1958-67; Professor of Horticultural Science, Bristol University 1967-75 (Emeritus), Director, Long Ashton Research Station 1967-75; CBE 1975; married 1936 Gretta Heath (died 1989; one son, and one son deceased); died Wrington, Somerset 6 December 2007.
John Hudson was a distinguished horticulturalist, teacher and research worker.
Historic site at the heart of the Robin Hood legend and starting point for the English Civil War.
Situated on a high rock, Nottingham Castle commands spectacular views over the city and once rivalled the great castles of Windsor and the Tower of London.
The museum also has a shop, a cafe and a medieval playground within its grounds.
With some of the caves dating back to medieval times, the tour is strenuous with LOTS of steep steps.
However, for those who wish to descend through hundreds of years the tour is a must.
Its history is chequered with sieges, murders and intrigue.
Totally destroyed after the Civil War, the medieval castle was replaced by a magnificent ducal mansion in 1674.