Derby evening telegraph 1950-2000
John Brins commented
Thanks for sharing, this was a real trip down memory lane, I grew up in Derby (1950-1968). Passing the link to other members of my family, I’m sure they will enjoy it too. I lived in Shelton Lock and then off Duffield Road. I went to SL Infants and Juniors then Homelands then Derby Art College Kedlaston Road campus) before going off to Brighton. I only returned for brief spells to visit family after that - I live in Cambridge now.I have fond teenage memories of the Boccaccio coffee bar Market Place, the Locarno Babington Lane, Clouds London Road, Rialto Osmaston Road. Then the Coop cafe and dentist (yuck) in Albert St and Midland Drapery, Thurman And Malin. A great-aunt had a tobacco kiosk in the parade where the GPO was in Victoria St - some time before WW2 her husband was manager of the ABC cinema in East Street. My father worked for Rolls-Royce all his life, his grandfather had a provisions shop in Uttoxeter Old Road and also one in Peartree somewhere but that was before I was born
Very interesting to read about the old Cinemas in Derby. Remember the Coliseum, was it demolished for part of the inner Ring Road? The Gaumont, did it become the Odeon when the one in St. Peters St. closed
Researching my wifes family tree for Derby the Lowe family. William I believe owned a silk mill called Willow Mill, think in 1930''s. Would love to see any pics or have any info anyone may have of the Lowe family history. One of the Lowes may also have been a councillor? message me if you have any info/pics. My father in law Robert Lowe now has severe dementia and cannot give us accurate info. Roberts dad had ran the pub in St Peters St that is now a Wetherspoons (has a Bonnie Prince Charlie plaque outside) again any info re the pub when he ran it appreciated look forward to hearing from you
Nicola Norbury commented
My grandparents lived in Camp St. Chester Green. I was born in 1939. I thought I could remember, as a youngster in the early 40s that their water supply was by a hand pump from a well under the house.Are my recollections correct?
I'm currently researching my family history. Seeing the area my ancestors lived as it was then is lovely. Brilliant website
Midland House, on Nelson St, sits on the fringe of Derby Railway station. Was this massive grand building built at the time when Derby's railway station was situated on Friar Gate ? If so who built what is now Midland House, and for what purpose ? It is a huge grand building, and whilst now just mansion full of offices connected with all things ''railway'' - it's hard to imagine that it was built for the purposes it serves currently, especially as the the original railway station was on Friar Gate I suspect when what is now Midland House was built The interior gives the impression of it once being a grand hotel Regards
hi does anyone remember the factory that made vinegar and pickled onions , it was on a street just off Uttoxeter Road I believe, I lived on Talbot St as a child. who remembers rag and bone men who usually gave you a goldfish if you gave them old clothes, of course the goldfish always died.
I was born & brought up in a village outside Derby but have fond memories of trips into town in the 50s & 60s . I remember all the lovely old shops, all gone now- Barlow & Taylor's, Hodgekinsons(?) grocery with delicious smells of coffee & ham, Thurman & Malin(quite posh). Midland Drapery where they had Santa's Grotto every year. One time we took our kids there. They had a rocking tier of seats with a rolling tableau in the front. The lady next to me said that she never thought the shop was so big,thought we were really travelling! Happy days & so much simpler.
I am researching the family history and wonder if anyone can remember Grove Place? My grandmother, Tabitha Woodward is on the 1951 census as living there with her family. She died the year after aged 38 and I can only find Grove Street which is off Normanton Road. Any old maps or photos of the area would be great.
I lived on Rivett Street just off traffic street from 1953 to 1960 at which time the houses were demolished due to the slum clearance programme.I'd love to see photos of the many streets that were there at the time
Adam Levine commented
Please advise us when you will add later dates
My grandfather joseph Bland came from derby and was married to Lydia Bennett his sons moved to the walsall area in the early1960s\s.Any connections out there?
Would like to hear from anyone with links to Robert Blood (c.1864-1948) and his brother Jesse (c.1868). The brothers emigrated to Ottawa Canada, and eventually settled in Toronto where they owned a construction business. Robert married Margaret Flanelly in 1896, and there were six children born, 2 boys and 4 girls.
Searching the Howells family of Ashbourne 1945 -1980 owned a local bakers
Can we see more dates
Looking for details on farrow family of belper 1950s
Yes add 1970-1986
I have been looking at this site and can see that it will be a great help to me. I'm researching the Bridges family history Belper (my mother's family) and if anyone thinks they may be connected, please contact me. The family line goes through Samuel Bridges born 1951, a chemist and married to Mary Ellen. I've gone back to the late 1900s but most of it needs to be verified. Kindest regards
What a fascinating site. I am tracing the Warren family who lived at Bridge Hill at the 1960-1961 censuses. Still need information to link two legs of the family together. Will keep at it and visit again
Hi i am researching the Morley and Rodgers family from Turnditch. I am looking for the mother of Frederick morley approx 1970-71 think his mum was a Jane Morley unmarried. There are 2 marriage entrys 1995and 1994 october 8th on both. If anyone can help please email me thankyou. The site is wounderful.
Hi, I am looking for photos of Walters Grocery shop on Nottingham Road Belper. I was married to the late Maurice Walters for 44years .Now my grandchildren are asking about their grand dad and all my photos were destroyed by damp so I don't have anything to show them. We drove out to look for 'Walters Corner' and found that its a building site. We live in Derby.
please help if possible and thanks,