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Memories of Derby

Would love to hear from anybody with memories of Sunnyhill Camp, Sunnyhill, Derby, now I believe called Staunton Avenue or road. I lived with my parents at number 14, my Father was a police officer with the army department constabulary, now known as the MOD police. He worked at the depot in Sinfin Lane. I lived (...Read full memory)

I served my apprenticeship at Bennett&Sayers from 1964 to 1972, the scrap yard opposite was always called Frank Radfords, further up Nuns street [over the bridge] this was the original Samways for the highways,[now situated on Ashbourne road], the cotton mills were further down Nuns street, my Mother was born (...Read full memory)

In 1948 I was living in the Midland Hotel, owned by British Railways. My father was the manager. The highlight of that year was the triumphal tour of the Australian cricket team, The Invincibles, captained by Don Bradman. The team stayed at the hotel when they played Derbyshire and I met some of them. (...Read full memory)

I've discovered, my great uncle, James Henry Inger, ran a bookselling shop at 22 Irongate around 1896, also a stall in the market hall selling books, magazines and prints.

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