Derby, The Cornmarket 1896

Memories of Derby


My father had a scrap-yard in Nuns Street. It was right next to the bridge over Markeaton Brook. I remember always asking to be picked up so I could look over the bridge - I don't know why! Markeaton Brook was filled with old bed-steads and all sorts of rubbish in those days - but it always fascinated me.  There was an old (...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)

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)

We no longer live in Derby but would like to know the names of the statues standing around the top floor of the old Boot's chemist. I remember as a girl using the library on the first floor of Boot's, I used to go up stairs on an old wooden escalator and pay my small fee to borrow books, happy days.

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