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.