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Derby: Street by Street

Maxwell Craven

This detailed guide to the rich history of the streets of Derby is essential reading for every local resident. Renowned local historian Maxwell Craven has delved deep into his local knowledge to compile this fascinating guide, illustrated with over 150 pictures. The book is an authoritative, and entertaining, gazetteer of your street and the nearby streets you know so well.

The simple facts are here – entries list the name of the street, its origin and former names, and the date it was laid out and built up. Roads and terraces that disappeared in the process of redevelopment are recalled. But the book also features information on notable people who once lived in these streets – some were nationally famous, some were well-known and well-respected locally, and a few were quite notorious in their time. Extraordinary events are also recorded as the archaeology of the streets is uncovered, and entries look back at the lost houses, businesses and factories, pubs and churches that played a part in the life of these streets generations ago.




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