When Chaddesden men Peter Cholerton and Vince Mills were discussing some of the old buildings of the neighbourhood, their talk strayed down Nottingham Road as far as Cowsley House. Vince revealed that not only did he have family connections to this old farmhouse but also photographs. The two joined forces to write the history of this particular corner of Derby. TODAY, many of us are familiar with Nottingham Road as it heads out of Derby towards Chaddesden but had we been making the same journey early in the reign of Queen Victoria, say around , the view before us would have been radically different. To begin with there was no Racecourse, just an area of open ground called the New Pastures. Continuing on in the direction of Chaddesden, a handful of properties were scattered along the right-hand side of the road but there were virtually none to the left.
Then and now: The beautiful Coventry streets lost to car travel and shopping centres
There were as yet no circuits from London to the cities in the north or west of Britain, only to the south and east. But there was a slow recovery. The strength of the British economy was such that it survived the Railway Mania, the money and the food panics with relative ease; although the reliance in Ireland on the potato crop was devastating to its population and that island’s economy.
The emergence of Louis Napoleon in and the subsequent creation of the Second Empire in France in stabilised the rest of Europe and restored economic harmony.
The Coventry Telegraph is a local English tabloid newspaper. It was founded as The Midland Daily Telegraph in by William Isaac Iliffe, and was Coventry’s first daily for half a penny, it was a four-page broadsheet newspaper. It changed its name to the Coventry Evening Telegraph on 17 November , and then the Coventry Telegraph on 2 October (which reflected its.
Images supplied by Advent Communications It covers the area behind the Burges, next to Hales Street, and will also create a new square which will open up the river next to Palmer Lane in a bid to create a visitor attraction. The scheme also include three accommodation blocks for students with ground-floor retail units. The three buildings will stand five, eight and 11 floors high and are due to be completed by the summer of ready for occupation by students in September Automotive industry suppliers have already shown an interest in developing the site alongside Jaguar Land Rover.
Read More “Jaguar Land Rover Coventry expansion plans can become reality” – West Midlands mayor candidate Jaguar Land Rover says in order for its plans for long-term growth to be achieved it needs to construct new research and development facilities. Space for its suppliers are also central to the plan and though there were originally plans to have other businesses such as retail there too and a hotel, it is now looking like it will be more along the lines of an automotive business park.
It has been rated as one of the top five historic cemeteries in the UK but Coventry City Council has struggled to maintain it. Read More Making the most of a historic Coventry cemetery The money will allow the council to return the site to its original design, repairing major features such as the Promenade and chapel, as well as monuments and graves. It is hoped the repairs, which are already under way, will turn the Grade I listed site into a visitor attraction and a park for local people.
It also contains a mass grave for the hundreds killed during the Coventry Blitz. The cemetery was designed as an arboretum, with many new species of trees and combines a cemetery and an arboretum park over a seven hectare site. Read More Bishop Gate First image of 1, room student flats building on former Royal Mail site Construction work is now under way on the multi-million pound Bishop Gate student and shops development on the site of the former Royal Mail building in Bishop Street.
Barberry Developments and Coventry University say the tower blocks housing students will be complete by August There are also plans under review to create a further two tower blocks.
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The first mill opened in Nottingham in and was driven by horses. In Richard Arkwright, Samuel Need and Jedediah Strutt built the world’s first commercially successful water-powered cotton spinning mill at Cromford , Derbyshire, developing a form of power that was to be a catalyst for the Industrial Revolution.
South Mill, the first, ; North Mill, , which was destroyed by fire on 12 January and then rebuilt; it started work again at the end of ; West Mill, , commenced working ; Reeling Mill, ; Round Mill, which took 10 years to build, from to , and commenced working in ; and Milford Mills, The Belper and Milford mills were not built in partnership with Arkwright.
These mills were all Strutt owned and financed.
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News Police and fire crews were sent to the scene of a fire in Holbrook Street, Heanor. Jordan Coussins The fire service closed several roads and evacuated between 75 and people in Derbyshire while they fought a blaze. Police officers and paramedics joined the fire crews to help deal with the blaze. Traffic information company Inrix reported at Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service were first called at Our reporter Jordan Coussins was at the scene.
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Standing between the police and the rioters, I saw masked youths, black and white, tear the scarves from their faces as they marched up to the police lines and challenged them to a fight. Behind the riot shields of the line of helmeted officers in front of him, a sergeant with red epaulettes held his arms wide and screamed: Brandishing pieces of wood the rioters charged back at the police who were forced to retreat, then set fire to large wheeled rubbish bins and drove them into the police lines.
Two youths carried a pole as a battering ram, glass bottles came raining down and the van, by now with its headlights on and alarming screeching, began to explode. The police, screaming at me to get off the streets, retreated leaving that part of Hackney to the rioters.
May 13, · Follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie, discover a link with Shakespeare and walk along a Roman Road. Discover Ashbourne’s historical secrets with this short walk around the town.
The Very Beginnings For this particular page of railway memories, the story truly starts at the beginning, which in this case is at Walton hospital in June when our storyteller, Mal came into the world. Seven days later, whilst Mal was at the hospital he was joined in the nursery by no less than the recently delivered Paul McCartney. Mal along with many others was born into troubled times.
World War Two was raging, with the Liverpool area regularly a target for Goering’s Luftwaffe bombers due to the importance of its docks, warehouses and industry. Then in his father’s house in Liverpool had been destroyed in an air raid. I enjoyed going round all the shipping offices in Liverpool and also remember seeing the overhead railway being taken down. Memories include the last trams at the pier head, the last big liners coming into Liverpool, exploring the ruins of Custom House, what a building that must have been in its heyday before the war.
And then there was the music, I heard the first single from Buddy Holly and the Crickets and became a fan.
Then and now: The beautiful Coventry streets lost to car travel and shopping centres
Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car carrying a young boy crashed into a stationary vehicle and ended up on its roof. Horrifying pictures were posted to Twitter showing the overturned car prompting West Midlands Fire Service to remind drivers of the need to drive carefully. The crash happened on Woodway Lane in Wood End , shortly before 9pm last night, and a year-old remains in police custody today.
Binley Fire Station Fire crews from Binley were sent to the incident but reported that no one was trapped inside the vehicle. Read More Paramedics were also called to the scene.
The Very Beginnings. For this particular page of railway memories, the story truly starts at the beginning, which in this case is at Walton hospital in June when our storyteller, Mal came into the world.
Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email This video shows fascinating pictures of three Coventry city centre streets lost to car travel and shopping centres. Butcher Row was one of the Coventry streets knocked down to make way for the cars and lorries being made in increasing numbers in the city’s factories. More and more people were owning cars as well as working in the car factories. And they wanted to drive their cars around the city centre.
But the narrow streets, laid out as long ago as the 12th century, were best suited to people on foot and horses pulling carts. Location of some of Coventry’s lost streets Image: Google Earth The streets were replaced with the much wider Trinity Street designed with motor vehicles in mind. Butcher Row was created in the 12th century and at the time of demolition many of the buildings dated back to the medieval and Tudor periods.
Read More Historic pictures show how Coventry’s Broadgate has changed over the years Named for its butchers shops in the past part of the street had also been known as Poultry Row. Little Butcher Row was a turning off Butcher Row.
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The first mill opened in Nottingham in and was driven by horses. In Richard Arkwright, Samuel Need and Jedediah Strutt built the world’s first commercially successful water-powered cotton spinning mill at Cromford , Derbyshire, developing a form of power that was to be a catalyst for the Industrial Revolution. South Mill, the first, ; North Mill, , which was destroyed by fire on 12 January and then rebuilt; it started work again at the end of ; West Mill, , commenced working ; Reeling Mill, ; Round Mill, which took 10 years to build, from to , and commenced working in ; and Milford Mills, The Belper and Milford mills were not built in partnership with Arkwright.
The man was called a ‘squealer’ (Image: Derby Telegraph/BPM Media) Read More. Barbecuer almost struck by lightning as he tries to cook in the rain “Anything that interferes with the criminal.
A town centre walk suitable for everyone. A short, circular walk around the historic centre of Ashbourne. This one can be done at any time of year, whatever the weather. Look out for the spot where Bonnie Prince Charlie stood and don’t miss the world’s longest inn sign! Lots of pubs and cafes in the area. There is a car park in the Market Place at the start of the walk except on Thursdays and Saturdays.
There is also Shawcroft car park and toilets nearby. Our walk starts in the Market Place outside Spencers the Bakers. Looking across the Market Place, we see the Wright Memorial, erected in in memory of Francis Wright, one of the most prominent figures in Ashbourne last century. It’s the only place in England where a ‘Pretender’ to the throne has been proclaimed.
History[ edit ] The only day the newspaper was unable to publish was 15 November , owing to the blitz raid on the city. From until the end of April , a separate sports publication, The Pink, was printed every Saturday evening. It provided coverage of sport from the Midlands, as well as national and international sport. The fortunes of Coventry City F. With the football season, The Pink became the first regional evening newspaper to provide same day reports from all FA Premiership matches.
Whilst my passion for railways has its roots in childhood spotting days during the Fifties, by the early Sixties the hobby was running out of steam.
It began in when the British Transport Commission BTC announced the Modernisation Programme which outlined the BTC’s plan to replace old-fashioned steam power with modern diesel and electric traction. How many remember the book’s heady aroma of freshly printed ink? Ian Allan should’ve bottled it; they’d have made a fortune! Worse still, when it came to underlining the new diesels I had ‘copped’ on visits to Swindon, Derby and Crewe Works, they didn’t enter the equation because Ian Allan had published the new combined edition before the diesels were built.
Call it a dereliction of duty, if you like, but the discrepancies creeping into the hobby were totally at odds with the orderliness that spotters expected, and I ended up joining the legion of disenchanted youngsters who turned their attention to something more rewarding like railway photography – a natural adjunct to train spotting. So, combining both interests from old spotting days, the purpose of this page is to list as many different steam locomotive classes numbered from to which were listed in Ian Allan’s abc Locospotters Book covering the London Midland Region in After nationalisation in , the newly-formed British Railways tried out a number of liveries with a view to adopting a future standard for its express-passenger engines of Class 8 power classification dark blue and for its fleet of express-passenger locomotives with a lower tractive effort light green.
A total of 70 were built for use primarily on local passenger services, four on the Western Region, the rest on the London Midland Region. Above The class was most easily identifiable from other Ts by their parallel boiler and smokebox curving down to meet the frames, which can be seen in this ER Morten shot of No entering Shrewsbury station with a local passenger train.
Visible in the background is Saddleworth station closed 5th October However, a distinguishing feature of the Stanier design was the pronounced slope to the top of their side-tanks and tapered boiler in contrast to the parallel boiler of the Fowler Ts.
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Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get daily news updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A man has been jailed after a court case collapsed due to chilling threats made to the alleged victim in a YouTube video. Peter Connor uploaded a video titled ‘Traveller’s Biggest Grass’ in which the man was called a ‘squealer’ and told he would be beaten ‘from one end of England to the other’.
Connor, of Millers Lane, Wigan, has now been jailed for 18 months after his trial heard that the alleged victim had fled the country.
Coventry has never been a city to stand still and a host of major developments and initiatives are in the pipeline that will help make it a great place to be a few years from now.