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The Green Dragon in St Peter's Street, near the Spot, is pictured in It was demolished in the early Old Pictures, Old Photos, Nottingham Pubs, City Of Derby, Peter Street, Dragon Sketch, British Pub, London History, Pub Signs

How many of these long-lost Derby pubs do you remember?

Hostelries were at the heart of local communities

217 Sunbeam passing under Nottingham Road railway bridge, Derby, in about 1960 en route to the Creamery Nottingham City Centre, Nottingham Road, Look Back In Anger, Advertising Signs, Ads, Bus Coach, London Transport, Peak District, Derbyshire

Charting to the final throes of Derby's trolleybus service

Former Derbeian Barry Edwards concludes his look back on the history of the trolleybus in Derby, 50 years after the final service ran in the town

A train crosses Friar Gate Bridge at the height of its usage London History, Peak District, Derbyshire, Old Buildings, Coventry, Train Travel, Brooklyn Bridge, Travel Posters, In The Heights

Why Derby was in uproar over the building of Friar Gate Bridge

Imagine the outcry today if anyone suggested the demolition of Friar Gate railway bridge. It would be at least as vociferous as that which erupted when the bridge was built 140 years earlier. Not...

A trolley bus crossing Exeter Bridge in the - the Council House is under construction Council House, Ghost Of Christmas Past, Thing 1, London Transport, Peak District, Exeter, Derbyshire, Back In Time, 1930s

Ghosts of Christmas past - find out what a 1930s Christmas in Derby was like

Travel back in time to when a £1,100 would buy you a house

 Mary's Church and Bridge Gate, Derby, England, oh how I miss attending mass here. City Of Derby, Continental Europe, Irish Sea, Old Churches, Peak District, Derbyshire, Small Island, England Uk, London Travel

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Arriva bus company Dart 1685 in Corporation Street, Derby, December 1997 Derby County, Royal Crown Derby, Bus Coach, Peak District, Derbyshire, Coaches, Rolls Royce, Volvo, Old And New

Twenty years this month since bus firm Arriva arrived in Derby

This November is the 20th anniversary of Arriva buses making their first appearance in Derby, writes Barry Edwards.

Great rare photo shows hustle and bustle of popular Morledge open market - Derbyshire Live Old Time Photos, Open Market, Peak District, Local History, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Rare Photos, England, Street View

Great rare photo shows hustle and bustle of popular Morledge open market

And you can see the Co-op cow in the background

Victoria Street, Derby, in January 1993 Bus Coach, London Transport, Peak District, Busses, Derbyshire, Coaches, Trains, Transportation, Nostalgia

When Victoria Street was focal point of city's shopping experience

Former Derbeian Barry Edwards shares another photograph from his collection in his occasional series showcasing Derby city centre scenes in the 1970s, 80s and 90s

Derby's Coliseum Cinema not long before it was demolished in 1961 Cinema Theatre, History Photos, Theatres, All Pictures, Derby, Nostalgia, England, Memories, Building

Last known photo of stunning old Derby cinema before demolition

The Coliseum Cinema stood at the corner of London Road and Traffic Street

Former electrical transformer box, Friar Gate, Derby cast iron Peak District, Sheffield, City Of Derby, Manchester, Electrical Transformers, Mail Boxes, City Council, Derbyshire, Cast Iron

Former electrical transformer box, Friar... © Stephen Richards

Cast iron and rather ornate. Derby City Council's conservation area appraisal gives a date of 1893. A little more info here: [[[1705872]]]. The postbox opposite is outside [[[4171269]]].

The old bridge which linked the original cattle market site on the right to the Cattle Market Hotel, which later became the Smithfield, on Meadow Road Council House, Show Cattle, Over The River, Derbyshire, Great Photos, Background Images, 1970s, Bridge, Old Things

Great 1970s photos show former Derby bridge before it was demolished

New Holmes bridge linked inner ring road to Cockpit Hill

Cars and trucks struggle through the snow along Warwick Avenue, Derby, in January 1940 Warwick Avenue, History Photos, My Town, Ice Hockey, Derby, Nostalgia, January, England, Military

People played ice hockey on Alvaston Lake during freezing winter of 1940

Arthur Shardlow, 87, of Chellaston, shares more memories of his childhood in Alvaston in the 1930s and 40s