Below is a list of some famous inventors and inventions proudly from Nottinghamshire.
1. Frederick Gibson Garton.
Nottingham shopkeeper, Frederick Gibson Garton, came up with the recipe for the famous sauce in his grocery shop in New Basford.
Photo: Christopher Furlong
2. Shin Guards.
Shin guards for football were invented in Nottingham in the late 19th Century. In 1865 a group of youngsters attached to St. Andrew's Church on Mansfield Road, Nottingham, formed a football club and since they played on the Forest Recreation Ground, the town's racecourse, they called themselves Nottingham Forest. Forest were the first team to wear the shin guards, invented by club player Samuel Widdowson in 1874.
3. Bicycle gears.
James Samuel Archer, 1854-1920, was the co-inventor of the famous Sturmey-Archer gears, the three-speed bicycle gears. He lived in Nottingham, and worked at the Raleigh Cycle Company.
Photo: Tim de Waele
4. The Video Cassette Recorder.
The first VCR was invented by the Nottingham Electronic Valve Company by two Nottingham men, Norman Rutherford and Michael Turner, and was called the Telcan or 'television in a can', which cost £60, and could record 20 minutes in black and white.
Photo: Ethan Miller