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Geography: Streets: Huntley Avenue and Dale Road
Huntley Avenue was built during mid to late 1930s and was extended in 1984/7.  A small building estate was added from Badger Close to Chaffinch Close.  During that time it extended access to Bill Peat’s Planting”, a small wood which was...
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Old Spondon Roads
Town Street ran from the corner of West Road down in front of the old vicarage, until a new road was cut in about 1816, from the Derby Road up past the Parish Church, linking with both Moor Street and Locko Road, which was then called Stanley...
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19th Century Spondon
There were three events which affected life in Spondon.   In 1839 the railway came, and the new school opened.  Education became compulsory in the 1890s.  The third event in the 1890s was the election of the Parish Council....
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People: Families: Spondon People of Influence: The Fowlers
Henry Fowler (later Sir Henry) came to live at the Homestead in 1912 when he was appointed Chief Mechanical Engineer to the Midland Railway at Derby. He quickly became involved in local life, particlarly the Church, where he ran a young men's...
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Who was Saint Werburgh?
The Romans invaded England from 50BC onwards, strengthening their hold until around 350AD, then began to withdraw their forces until around 400AD, when other invading forces started to arrive, and were not strongly opposed.  This lead to two...
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Early Spondon
Little is recorded of the early days of settlement in Spondon.  At the time of the Domesday Survey in 1068 we know that there was a church, a priest and a mill.  Spondon was one of the many manors given to Henry de Ferrars by William I....
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