Experience Nottinghamshire SurveyClose

Give us feedback on our website and be entered into a free prize draw to win a Nottinghamshire themed hamper full of foodie delights. Our short survey should take no more than a couple of minutes. Complete Survey.

Only one email address per entry for the Nottinghamshire themed hamper prize draw, the winner will be selected at random. Terms and conditions apply and can be obtained via email from enquiries@experiencenottingham.com.

Drink in thea fine words of Nottinghamshire Legends

Have you ever wanted your brew to say something about you and the county you live in? The Nottingham Tourism Centre, in partnership with In Spades design, has created these quirky Quote Mugs which are simple, straight to the point, and a lovely nod to Nottingham’s Heritage.

There are a range of quotes and colours on offer, from the saucy Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence, “A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it”, to Lord Byron’s famous words, “A celebrity is one who is known by many persons he is glad he doesn’t know”.

If you fancy yourself as more of a Brian Clough fan, there is always the tongue in cheek, “I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the business but I was in the top one”.

If you’re more adept at the Nottingham lingo, then you may enjoy getting your lips around “Pour us some more tea duck, it’s thirsty work falling down stairs,” from Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Allan Sillitoe.

Dancing on Ice fans can enjoy whetting their whistle out of a mug that quotes the legendary ice champion Christopher Dean. “Tonight we reached the pinnacle. I don’t remember the performance at all. It just happened,” after Torvill and Dean’s spectacular gold medal win for their Bolero performance at the 1984 Winter Olympics. 

The mugs have been produced by Eva Brudenell at In Spades Design in Sherwood, who also created popular ‘Ey Up Mi Duck’ mugs for the Tourism Centre. She is also working on a range of ‘Ey Up Mi Duck’ t-shirts and hoodies for the summer season.

Visit the Nottingham Tourism Centre to pick up your piece of Nottinghamshire legendary lingo. Mugs cost £5.99 and are also available online at: http://www.visitnottsshop.com

Posted on 02 April 2012

Comments (0)

Post a comment

Our monthly pick

Nottingham We Dig The Castle

We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

Your favourite places

Featured authors

  • Sarah Louise

    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

  • Kinga

    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

  • Alistair

    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

  • Natalie

    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

  • Sophie

    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

Have a go...

unesco city of literature nottingham

Speak In Nottingham To Me – A Beginner’s Guide To Nottingham’s Dialect

Language is certainly one of our best creations. Without it, it would be difficult for us to coexist, establish communities and share feelings. Language makes it all easier and helps us work together and understand one another. Throughout history people always felt the need to find one universal language for all. Several attempts were made to popularise different languages…