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  • Derbyphotos.co.uk- THE website for the City of Derby, Derbyshire, England - Photographs & History - Your complete photographic guide to everything in Derby and Derbyshire. Hundreds of photos, historical data, Places to visit.
    Close Act at Derby Festé 2015 Welcome to www derbyphotos co uk the website dedicated to showcasing Derby and Derbyshire On this website you will be able to feast your eyes on the largest collection of photographs of Derby and Derbyshire on the Internet As you start to look around the many pages available here you will discover that not only are there hundreds of high quality photographs to view but there is also a mountain of historical information for you to digest Theres a huge range of ideas for places for you to visit not just in the City of Derby but in Derbyshire and the Midlands As well as being able to view traditional photographs there are also very wide angle up to 360 panoramic photographs which allow you to see areas as though you were actually there 360 by 180 degree Virtual Reality photogaphy have a look at my World Wide Panorama photographs which feature Derby and Derbyshire Night photography which shows how different things look with out daylight this is a side which you may take for granted Then Now photography which is a unique way of being able to see how things change over time Then there is an ever growing selection of old photographs of Derby showing how the local area used to look I have an ever growing collection of local videos featuring Derby and Derbyshire lots of which are now recorded in HD Quality Have a look at my Video Channel on YouTube Comedyhunter This is a non commercial site built and maintained by local photographer Andy Savage I was born in Derby Derbyshire England and although I may not be that old I have witnessed a lot of changes to Derby over the years By using my photographic skills Website design experience and a lot of research I have created what I think you will agree is a very informative website about my city It features exclusive information and photographs that you will not find anywhere else The photographs you will see are all taken using a digital camera unless otherwise specified Most of the images are larger than you will see on most websites yet they still load in very quickly At the end of the day this site is for the normal 56K modem user if you are lucky enough to have an ADSL Cable connection then you may like to view my Broadband Enhanced section which has been designed for people with Broadband Internet connections If you have any information relating to any of the pages on this site which you feel others may like to read then please let me know I can never know each village in as much detail as the people that live in them So every piece of local knowledge will help to make this a better website Please get in touch using the Feedback option on the left side of this page To view any of the areas on this main index

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  • Whats new in Derby, site archive for www.derbyphotos.co.uk.
    17 03 2007 Added a Friar Gate Railway Bridge feature which includes a online petition for YOU to sign now to get the bridge restored 17 03 2007 Added 5 brand new Then and now photos Page 27 features Friar Gate Bridge Friar Gate Railway Station Platform White Horse Pub Moorside Lane in Holbrook and Saint Helens House Added 3 comments to guest book 08 11 2007 Added 5 new questions to my mega Derby Quiz if you have already done the other 305 then go to the new ones here 08 11 2007 Added a video Westfield Derby shopping Centre to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 05 11 2007 Added a video Markeaton Park fireworks display to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 28 10 2007 The website is now up and running on a better server package a Business class hosting package with 12Gb of space ready for future developement 19 10 2007 Added new video of Derby at night Driving time lapse experiment to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 15 10 2007 Added 5 new questions to my Mega Derby Quiz Questions 301 to 305 Also added 3 new guestbook comments 12 10 2007 Added a video Repton and Milton Derbyshire villages by car to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 09 10 2007 Added photographs taken at todays launch of Westfield Derby shopping centre 08 10 2007 My recent 360x180 degree photograph of Derby Market Place has been acepted into the latest World Wide Panorama event and has now gone live on the World Wide Panorama website Quicktime required 25 09 2007 For the last few months I have been creating a very large Derby Photographic Quiz to see how observant people are about everything in Derby I have just launched this new quiz At the moment there are 300 photographs in the quiz and 423 questions about the photos Each question has an answer button but also there is a clue button so if you are struggling to answer any question then see if the clues help you The answer and clue windows open in little popup windows that close them selves after 20 seconds so you don t have to The questions are shown five at a time and you progress to the next five using the Next Previous links at the bottom of every page My new massive photographic quiz in online now here www derbyphotos co uk quiz derby Why not give it a go and see what you think I m sure you will learn something from some of the answers that you did not know before If you enjoyed the quiz then please let us know by leaving a guestbook comment I intend to keep adding to this quiz over time with even more photos and questions 24 09 2007 Added a link to the new Aston on Trent History Group website on the links page 23 09 2007 Added 3 old photos to the old photos section Kathleen Garner Collection Also Added new video of Timelapse car trip from Sinfin to Little Eaton to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 09 09 2007 Added TWO new videos of Derby Streets Part 16 More Mackworth Streets and Kilburn Denby and Marehay and a silly racing loop video Agard Street Frair Gate to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 02 09 2007 Added TWO new videos of Derby Streets Part 14 Alvaston Streets and Part 15 More Alvaston Streets to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 04 08 2007 I have just got back from a Derby Cathedral tower open day so hope to soon get a new video online for you of that 09 07 2007 Updated info about The Mile Pub 05 07 2007 Added a video Derbyshire villages by car Little Eaton to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 04 07 2007 I recently took a 360x180 degree photograph Inside Derby Cathedral for my entry into the last World Wide Panorama event This has just gone live on the World Wide Panorama website Quicktime needed If you don t have Quicktime then there is a Flash based version on my page Derby Cathedral Flash version 02 07 2007 Added a video Derby Bird feeders Squrill trouble to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 25 06 2007 Added a video Joseph Wright Centre Derby Time lapse construction film to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 12 06 2007 Added a video Derbyshire villages by car Holbrook to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 01 06 2007 Added a video Derbyshire villages by car Quarndon to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 31 05 2007 Added part two of my Derby County Parade through Derby video to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 30 05 2007 Added part one of my Derby County Parade through Derby video to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 28 05 2007 Derby County are back in the Premiership 25 05 2007 Added guestbook comments and two more Derby streets videos Mackworth and Allestree 21 05 2007 Added TWO new videos of Derby Streets Part 9 Chaddesden Streets and Part 10 Chaddesden Streets to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 18 05 2007 Today I was invited to a launch party for a new website www youandyesterday co uk This is a wiki based memories site that YOU edit 15 05 2007 Added new video of Derby Streets part 8 Chaddesden Streets to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 14 05 2007 Added two new videos of Derby Streets part 6 and part 7 to my youtube channel FAST Broadband required 12 05 2007 Added a NEW webcam feed from a bird box at Stretton Handley Primary School Alfreton 10 05 2007 Added two old photos of Bold Lane area to the Maurice Woodmansee Collection of old photos 08 05 2007 Added a video of Bonnie Prince Charlie parade battle and two more videos of Derby Streets part 4 and part 5 to

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  • Search www.derbyphotos.co.uk - Use this page to find something on the Derby website
    to search for example derby trolleybus Osmaston Park Road to get only page with ALL of these words on them Use the form below to enter your search phrase then click the Search button Enter your search terms Submit search form Web www derbyphotos co uk If you are looking for a village in Derbyshire then have you tried my A Z of Derbyshire Villages If you are looking for

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  • 2008-2012 Guest Book entries from www.derbyphotos.co.uk - Wonderful comments and personal memories of Derby and Derbyshire from around the world
    barbers shop there between 1906 1912 Not sure why he moved there from Leicester and then moved back but good to see what it would have looked like in his day If you have any other of the high street back them it would be good to see them Kinds Regards Clare Sanders Fleckney Leicestershire UK June 2011 Thank you for the time you are spending on the Derby Canal Route Map I valued looking at the pictures of the Derby Canal Keith Burchell Derby UK June 2011 What a wonderful site especially the Then and Now section brilliant I was looking for the CWS Paint Factory but got side tracked Linda Chew Birmingham UK April 2011 Hi Andy These photos brought many memories for me Would love to see more of Holbrook and Holbrook Moor as this is where I was born and married from The village means such a lot to me as I went to Holbrook School and lived there untill I was 21 years of age as did all my family Many thanks for your excellent work Best Wishes Jean Newman nee Sims Ripley Derbyshire April 2011 Just a thank you for the route map of the old Friargate railway line in Derby My grand parents used to live in Kirk Street Chester Green and as a small child in the 1950s I used to stay there from time to time I remember a railway line literally at the bottom of the garden but when I mentioned this to my wife recently and we looked at the area we could see no sign of where it could have been I began to doubt my sanity until I found your interactive map So many thanks Pete Grimadell Derby UK March 2011 Thanks for the photos of old St Alkmunds I was thinking about the time it was demolished and wondered what was on the web I was taking my small son to the Children s Hospital at the time and thought how awful the destruction was they took a ball and chain to it Great excitement when the sarcophogus was discovered Jane Barton Essex UK March 2011 Good morning to you from a very sunny Cyprus where I have been living for the past 7 years I was reminiscing last night with my Buckinghamshire boyfriend about family days out as a Sheffield nipper when Mum and Dad would take me to Matlock Bath for t day eeh 40 years ago And so cruising round t internet this morning I found your wonderful site what excellent photos It brought back some lovely memories especially the Heights of Abraham thank you so much for taking the time to put this site together Now I can show him how lovely Derbyshire is and maybe the next time we get over to UK I ll bring him for a visit so he can truly appreciate the majesty of the North Best wishes Michelle x Michelle Guest Paphos Cyprus December 2010 I

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  • Read the 2001 Guest Book entries from www.derbyphotos.co.uk - Wonderful comments and personal memories of Derby and Derbyshire from around the world
    t want to leave Mate this site is now my home page it rocks thank you sooooooooooo much Amy Warrnambool Victoria Australia G day Andy I had a good old look through your site and really enjoyed it it s got a great amount of information you can easily spend hours on there very interesting indeed I really loved the photos etc If I were visiting over that way I d certainly be a happy person to find your site and have a look through Good Luck with it I m sure you ll do well Rowena Austrailia Hello Andy Don t ask me how I found your photos on line I just went from one link to another I have been living here in the USA since 1993 and have not visited my home town since 94 so your photos have really helped me to relive old memories and to understand what is happening now Some things never change but many things do Over the last 20 years Derby has become an exciting place and should be a more popular place for tourism I intend to show your photos to my friends over here and also tell them stories because I have connections to most of the places you have photographed Thankyou Stephen J Brown Woodbridge Virginia USA Hello Andy You know Derby is a very interesting place and ever changing When I lived there I suppose I took it for granted I think that the city of Derby is lucky to have people like you who take the time to showcase its assets The greatest asset is the people who live there I don t know how well you know Richard Felix but I have known him for about 30 years I first got to know him when I used to buy records from the family stall in the market hall in about 1970 I think he is around my age I joined the army in 1972 and have spent a lot of time since then away from home Richard has done so much make people aware of the rich history of the city and over the years I have followed his progress What you are doing fits perfectly with what Richard is trying to achieve I am sure that there are many photographs you have yet to take and many memories for me to relive I will keep checking back with you Keep up the great work Steve USA Dear Andy I have just viewed your site and must further compliment you on the content and quality of text layout and above all Photographic images found on your site I also found your web site to be very interesting and informative I have sent a link to our friends in Orchard Beach Maine USA who are planning their second visit to Derby In January 2002 My West End was the best end site needs a bit of a revamp in certain areas when I have time to do this I will also gladly add a link to your website Yours sincerely Tony Rudak A ndy I ve had a preliminary look at your site and am most impressed with both the presentation and the content The background drawing of Derby Cathedral is very effective I would be interested to know which authoring program you use or are you a whiz with html The views from the Cathedral are particularly impressive I will look further at the site Best wishes Bill Grange Hi Andy I enjoyed your website with the photographs of Derby I was born in Derby in 1935 so my Derby is the one of war years the 40s and 50s grammar schools and Derby Tech The Derwent Hotel the Cheshire Cheese the Nottingham Castle and the Plaza Also frequented the Bell and Jimmies and the Severn Stars with the rowing and cycling clubs The Severn Stars was home brewed in those days so was the Nottinham Castle I lived in the Ashbourne Road Uttoxeter Old Road area so knew Friargate well locospotting at Friargate station and at the Midland I met my wife in the Derwent Hotel on her 18th birthday We had our wedding reception at the Friary Hotel A lot of what I knew has gone the West End Siddals Road area and many shops Midland Drapery Ranbys Ratcliffe s toy shop the Central Educational book store Keep up the good work Best wishes Pete Ruddle Pittsburgh USA Your site is great I was born in Derby in 1935 and now live in Iowa but Derby is my main interest I grew up near the Blue Pool but never knew why it was so named Congratulations on a great job I found your site by putting Derby School Photos in the advanced google search engine Have sent your URL to several friends Have also requested permission to post details of your site on the DERBYSGEN genealogy board which would give exposure to the type of people who would be really interested in your fantastic pictures They try to avoid anything that is not directly connected to genealogy but I hope the people who run it agree to my proposal My wife grew up in Wilmorton and she liked those pictures Still have a list of people to send it to Again it is a great site Ken Tipping Iowa USA Andy I have visited your brill site again and had absolutely no problem with viewing the photos I think your site should be advertised more as it is an excellent record of life in Derby Rachel Derby Hi Andy I personally think that it deserves recognition for the excellent Photography research that have gone into it s making I left the west end back in 1972 73 when the area came under a compulsary demolition order Tony Derby Dear Andy Many thanks for putting a link to the Derby Canal on your web site I will be pleased to do the same for

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  • Read the 2002 Guest Book entries from www.derbyphotos.co.uk - Wonderful comments and personal memories of Derby and Derbyshire from around the world
    taken on just the right day as it rained the day after he took them I have sent the site to several friends overseas and they are very taken with them I personally love the old photos of Derby as well as the local ones I wish Andy much success with his wonderful site and I hope he goes from strength to strength Regards Satisfied at last Pat Sheldon Dear Andy Just wanted to say thank you for the pictures of my father s birthplace in Derby What a joy for my sister and me to finally get a look at our dad s home As we live in different parts of California and may never have the opportunity to travel there together it was great to share in the excitement of seeing these pictures on my computer You really have a wonderful site with perhaps the best pictures available from anywhere Thanks for going out of your way to help us If you are ever in California you ll have some new friends to visit Please share my comments with all who may have an interest Sincerely grateful Robert Milward Sacramento California USA Hi Enjoyed looking at the pictures I live in Austin TX USA I am originally from England born in Harrow Middx What I would like is information on HILTON Derbyshire My Father was born and raised there but I know next to nothing about it He died in 1954 when I was 12 and of course at that age I really was not very interested so anything about Hilton I would love to know about it I plan on visiting UK next summer and hope to visit the places where my parents grandparents are from My mother was born in Wellington Shropshire I hope you will be able to find information on there as well Enjoyed this website and thank you in advance for any information pictures etc you might have Cynthia Archer Austin Texas USA M y mother Mary Frances Ballington nee pearson lived on Church street Alvaston her father william pearson was a bell ringer from 1894 till 1954 at the church at the top of the street he was in the horse cavelry in the 1914 18 war and a member of the derbyshire yeomen Does anyone remember Frank Ballington Glossop Derbyshire Guest book entries for September 2002 Andy you are awesome These photographs are wonderful We have little books on Derby so your history notes and places are great I feel as if I am there As I look at the pictures I can see and feel some of the beauty my Grandad always wrote to me about I am glad I can now see some of what my mom always talked about I so want to see Pride Park and the Rams play I have never been to England I have only been to the States I was asked last year if I had a dream I finally can answer that question I want to see the Derbyshire Gardens and of course my all time favorite team the Rams A friend of mine bought me a pride park banner when she was in England a year ago Thank again for the wonderful pictures and history God bless you always Pamela loykowski Surrey British Columbia Canada Guest book entries for August 2002 I found your site and I think it is great I especially liked the Aston on Trent pictures as I am researching my fathers family of WHYMAN so far I have got back to 1611 and I am trying to find out more about which old houses still survive in and around Aston as the Whyman s in those days owned property and land John Whyman in particular in the 1700 s was a land surveyor land agent for a few notable people and also a school master in Aston I have recently acquired a couple of letters written by him to Sir Robert Wilmot who owned some land around Weston and he was dealing with the sale of the land for the building of the canal It does mention various tenants land and its worth so I was intrigued to see a photo of the canal taken from cow pastures bridge Any information you have about Aston would be most appreciated Janet Whyman Coventry West Midlands Thank you so much for the picture of the Strutt Arms it has brought back fond memories for me and my friends We were in the area in May and got lost and found the Strutt Arms and just loved it there The people were great and the countryside was fabulous They left a very good impression on us 1st time visitors A definite repeat visit for us the next time we get across the ocean Thanks again for the picture we will cherish it Michele Gillespie Mackenzie British Columbia Canada Love the Derby web site Born and raised in Derby left for the States in 1968 Have lived In Indiana USA California USA and now for the past 13 years Oregon USA I come home to Derby every winter and spring to spend time with family and old friends I like some of the new things that have happened in Derby but I also think a lot of important old buildings have been destroyed I feel sad when I visit because the street I lived on isn t their anymore the school I went isn t their anymore The parks mostly still look great The Eagle Center is great and the Eagle Center Market Don t think they should change the bus station it is an old art deco building and should be simply cleaned up and modified a bit how can you replace such a grand old building Even though it is a bit dowdy and definatly dirty no reason to just destroy it I like the flowers around the town in the spring don t see them in summer But I think a lot of good improvements have been made around the town center lets not talk about the water feature it s okay but what were they thinking Friargate station memories I remember taking the train when I was a kid my mom and dad and six brothers and sisters we would go to Skegness or Mablethorpe on those day trips they used to run don t know how old you are so have no idea if you remember the station being open T here is a book by Susan Bourne called Memories of Frairgate Station I love the book as it is full of pics and info and extremely interesting tells about a family who lived at the station way back when but I collect all books about Derby have you heard of a book by Derek Palmer called the demolition of Derby facinating book with tons of wonderful old pics even my old school is in it ABBEY ST GIRLS SCHOOL I have such fond memories of my childhood growing up in Derby life was simple then life was hard but you didn t seem to mind as everybody was in the same boat bet you don t remember the PIG BINS it was during wartime I was only a wee baby then but well up to about 1950 I believe we still had them you had to take all your potato peelings and stuff like that and put in the bins then they were taken I guess to the farms to feed the pigs I remember sitting on the river garden steps as a kid and eating my sweets from my portion of the sweet allowence from the ration book also going shopping for my mom at a place I cannot remember the name where their had these things they put your money in and it went on a wire thing above the shop and then came whizzing back with your change oh I think it was called the home and colonial they would whisper to you we have a few tins of salmon if you are interested many fond memories I was a poor kid lived on talbot st the side I lived is gone with different houses their now but we lived in a two up and two down house that was very old toilet at the top of the garden and no kitchen just what we called the wash house it had a gas cooker and sink with only cold water we had to wash and cook out their and bring the food across the yard into the house A nyway enough ramblings I could go on and on I am always saying one day I will write a book but one day seems never to come keep up the good work Joyce Chilson Adams Springfield Oregon USA A great site which is giving me a lot of pleasure and ideas as I browse throught it I esp like the pumphouse pictures because I am a member of the Friends of Cromford Canal Your site has inspired me to do more work on my site Keep up the good work Cheers Ivan Bell Old Glossop Derbyshire uk www old glossop com Just wanted you to know how your photos of Derby brought back many happy memories to me I was born in Derby and lived there for twenty years prior to immigrating to Canada It was great seeing a photo of the Blue Peter as I lived in Alvaston and it is the landmark I most remember I recall there was a lovely rose garden in back of the pub I don t suppose it s still there As kids we were handed glasses of lemonade through the windows Thanks for the great pictures Valerie Grzegorczyk ILLINOIS USA Just stumbled across your website For many years I lived at the rear of the Blue Peter in Alvaston Valerie I m afraid the rose gardens and the bandstand are but a memory beneath the tarmac of an inevitable car park Peter Kazmierczak Wimborne Dorset England in reply to above e mail Guest book entries for July 2002 I have just spent a very enjoyable hour looking through your pages Very impressed especially with the panoramic views It will make me take a renewed interest in my stitching facilities Thanks very much I ll be back I m originally from Leicester but I joined the RN as a boy at Green Lane Derby Regards Colin Grace Hillmorton RUGBY Hi there Love the web site I moved to Derby from Wellington New Zealand about 5 months ago and am enjoying Derby very much My late Grandmother was born here in 1905 and it s nice to see what the city looked like when she lived here Keep up the great work Ian Tilley Derby Hi Andy I m moving a short distance from Macclesfield in Cheshire to the village of Dove Holes near Buxton but although I live close by already I wanted some images of the area that I could point my friends towards your website so they can see how nice it is on the fringe of the Peak District National Park Now all I need is to get some of my favourite artists to appear at the Buxton Opera House and I ll have cracked it I think it s great that you take a real interest in the culture of your area and share it with other people I too often hear negative comments about towns or cities from people who know nothing about the history of the place or have no intention of searching out their heritage so it is good to see the Derby Photos website being visited frequently and appreciated by other users Keep up the good work Cheers Mark Bowers Macclesfield Cheshire Hi Andy Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos with us all Your ability to capture the moment is brilliant Lovely photos lovely places Wish I was there A great resource for people seeking some wonderful visuals and information on Derby Derbyshire and the Midlands Thank you Best Regards J Fabbri British Columbia Canada TravelNet Network www AccommodationsUK com A brilliant web site I emailed it to my niece in New Zealand who emigrated 30 odd years ago when she was a young girl so she was thrilled to bits to receive the photos Her parents and my parents also emigrated at the same time so your photos will bring back a lot of memories for them One thing that really intrigued me on my two visits to New Zealand is that everyone I met who had emigrated still referred to England as back home and were eager for any information I could give them Janet Stills Hi looked at the photos on this web site they are very good also the help you gave me about pubs with fishing thanks keep nup the good work Mick Tyler Ipswich suffolk Andy I must compliment you on your website derbyphotos co uk This has to be the best website for a single city and county in the U K I am impressed I will be launching my own local history site in the near future this has taken five months of research and writing though there are still about a dozen or so photos to locate before the launch can take place I have a domain name and webspace and will be linking to your site Keep up the good work Best wishes Chris Harris DCFG Web Master I really appreciated access to the map via the mapping site And although I have never been you have captured the essence of the culture and countryside in your photos Thanks Kris Guest book entries for June 2002 It is indeed a pleasure having the opportunity to see photographs from such a beautiful part of the world As I spent most of my childhood in Derbyshire around Hathersage Bakewell Castleton etc I feel at home on your site Keep it updated and I ll keep viewing Good Luck Glynis Sequeira Sydney Australia I left Derby in 1977 and friends told me I wouldn t know the place anymore How right they were I really appreciate the photos of the Brunswick Inn as I lived there in the late 50 s It hasn t changed much at all from the outside I would like to see some more photos of Ashbourne Road area as I worked at Burrows Sturgess and also Kays Derby Ltd I lived in Stepping Lane for a few years Burrows Sturgess was next to Ashgate School and Kays was on the corner of Slater Avenue and Ashbourne Rd My mum and dad used to keep a grocery shop on Uttoxeter Old Rd next to the Earl Grey pub after we left the Brunswick Inn What memories your photos bring back Keep up the good work Cathy Varma Williams Lake B C Canada Hello Andy Your website is absolutely brilliant many memories have you have stirred I have been reading someones comments regarding the flower beds on Normanton Rec I too have photographs of the teddy bears picnic and also of a crocodile photographs of the Derby River Gardens 1963 how splendid it was then the lily pond was stunning Kind regards Dianne Luckwell Alvaston Derby This is a very cool site I m attempting to move to Derby sometime and this is a great place to see what the buildings and the scenery are like I really enjoy coming to your page Keep up the great work I love it over there Each city is so different from one another Heidi Schrag Eastend Saskatchewan Canada Andy noticed your excellent site with some photos of the Wilne Church Other photos around Derby Long Eaton area were also great to see A top site well done PS The map link on your web page is terrific now I know where everything is in relation to Derby etc Brent Walker Bordertown South Austrailia Guest book entries for April 2002 I found your website when I was looking for pictures of Derby to show someone how bad it looks I stumbled on your website and was very impressed by your pictures you make Derby look really amazing The Derby Tourist Authority really should use your pictures for promotional pieces I hope you can make a career from photography because you are much more talented than the photography student from Derby uni I lived with and he got a first So keep up the good work and good luck for the future Your pictures made me quite proud to live in Derby Cheers Kris Korg A fantastic site brought back a lot of memories I left Derby in 1975 to join the Army I returned for about 18 months in 1988 I ve been in Australia since 1990 I enjoyed the whole site but mainly the Darley Abbey part it brought back memories of my childhood sledging down the Humpy Dumpty hill at Darley Park and the Chester Green area where I used to live New Chester Street which is I last heard a car park now My parents are now living in the St Mary s Wharf road area Yes lots of good memories of Derby Thankyou for a wonderful site to show my daughter Living in Australia the oldest building she s seen is about 80 years old The pictures of the old Tudor building in the City centre and the rest of Victoria Street and the Morledge for example has brought home to her just how old my home town is And now she can understand when I carry on about the good old days It s amazing how much it s changed Well done an excellent site Once again thankyou Kevin Lita and Kristie Lynch Nowra New South Wales Australia Hi Andy great pictures of Glossop any chance of seeing some more pics of Glossop Hadfield and

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  • Read the 2003 Guest Book entries from www.derbyphotos.co.uk - Wonderful comments and personal memories of Derby and Derbyshire from around the world
    And last but not least the historical information and the links are truly well done Not only is it a website with great pictures and information it is one of the most user friendly sites I ve ever visited Every city should have a site like this if only they could find such a dedicated and skilled photographer Thanks Andy from one an ocean away who can t visit that part of the world as often as he would like Eric Seddon Cleveland Ohio USA Very very nice site the images are incredible I enjoyed the rural and the city images very much Keep up the great work Dave Parrish Hampton Township Bay Michigan USA This site is interesting as well as informative Enjoyed browsing through the site Keep up the good work Greetings Manuel Spain Imagine finding a place called Stenson I shall be there in September and plan to visit Have you any idea how Stenson got its name Liz Stenson Toronto Canada Guest book entries for August 2003 Hi what a great site I have only just found it through a friend in Australia and so I can see me spending many hours looking through all the messages and photos of Derby I moved to Australia in 1980 with my wife and family from Allestree and although Australia is a great place to live I miss Derby and England very much I am now a full time wildlife artist so if any one would like to view my artwork take a look at my web site www ericshepherdartist com G ood Luck to everyone Eric Shepherd Melbourne Australia This is a very good site I have been looking at it a lot with regard to researching my family tree Although I am not officially from Derby my mothers side is and whenever I visit Derby I always feel at ease and everybody is always so friendly and chatty Well done on this website keep up the good work Helena Weston Wiltshire England Great pictures of Long Row Belper We stayed there last Nov and will be back this spring Stacey Wilson Irving Texas USA Your guestbook is wonderful My Grandmother was born at lll Kedleston Rd Derby Her father was Arthur Paxton when he died in 1929 he left the following children Arthur Paxton Fred Paxton Mrs Abraham Mrs Smith Mrs Brick Mrs Groom Mrs Shaw Mrs Nadin and Mrs Molyneux Arthur Paxton Sr was a collector of income tax for the Derby Central Area he is interred at the Nottinham Road Cemetery He was a bell ringer at All Saints Church I believe I must have relatives in Derby and would love to hear from them Thanks Joyce J Florida U S A Very much enjoyed visiting your site Derby seems to have such an abundance of pubs and other entertainment now at least in comparison to the 60 s no pictures of the nottingham road area though Could not find a link or photos of schools this would be interesting for ex pats trying to get info otherwise great photos congratulations M ary Anne Rhode Island USA Guest book entries for July 2003 My grandfather used to live in Newton Solney he lived in a row of cottages I think called sunnyside This was back in the 60s His name was Astle He used to be the coal man in Newton back years ago My memory is very hazy but I remember the Beehive Cottage and going down the lanes in a hay cart with my Uncle Jack Astle who lived in Newton too The Astle family was my grandfather Frederick Arthur My grandmother and their 3 children Arthur Jack and Mary I don t suppose anyone remembers them after all these years but if they do please contact me Your site brought a heap of happy memories flooding back Thank you Sylvia Caira Auckland New Zealand Andy This is a wonderful website I just can t thank you enough for the time and expense you have put into this site My grandfather was born in Derby 1887 and though he was just a baby when he left Derby always had a special place in his heart Your pictures have not only helped me to visualize Derby in his day but to give me a glimpse into the lives of my ancestors I will always treasure the picture of the Church where my great grandparents were married and the houses along Shaftesbury Crescent I especially appreciate the personal effort you made to locate my grandfathers home Thank you again and hopefully someday I ll be able to visit these sites Keep up the great work Janice East Bridgewater Massachusetts USA Dear Andy I have just found your site and I find I am popping into Derby a lot on the net my wife and I left Derby when we were both 21 years old we came to have a look at the old place in 2000 and we both see Derby in a new light we both enjoyed our stay and soon hope to take another look soon There is so much to see in derby and after 37 years you can bet there are a lot of changes in derby keep up the good work regards Allen Linda Walker Melbourne Australia What a beautiful and informational web site you have There is a possibility of a Shardlow Family reunion in Shardlow England next summer which we hope to be able to attend It was postponed from this summer because of the world situation My husband William is into the genealogy part but I am trying to learn more about your area I posted a message on your message board to correspond via e mail with a Shardlow lady Hope it works Thank you for all the work you ve done Sharon Shardlow Windham Maine USA Andy Your website looks better every time I log on I think your now and then selection is a work of art it s surprising how we do not notice how things change when the changes have taken years but seeing St Alkmunds Church fade away before your eyes brings it home with a bump I remember the church being a dominant feature of the Derby landscape since it was demolished I did not realise how much I missed it until I saw your now and then fading effect Brilliant Keep up the good work Chris Harris Derby Nice website My great great grandfather John Wenn is buried with his wife Emily in the churchyard of St Peters d 1908 which I visited some years ago I know he was a clergyman but I do not know from which church and I had no time to check for further information on him or any other Wenns that might still be in the area If there is any possibility of obtaining some particular information about my ancester that would be wonderful However I realize this is probably not possible At least it is very nice to view the town where my paternal family began their trek to America Hope to return someday for another visit With regards Wallace Wenn Clarkesville Georgia USA Guest book entries for June 2003 Just dropping a note to tell you how great the Now and Then section of your site is I ve been to the UK several times in the last 25 years not since 92 though no Internet or dot com then and I love the nostalgia the whole country drips with I ve only been to Derby once I was collecting football scarves when I was over in 89 and I nipped off the train just long enough rail passes let you do this sort of thing to find the first sports shop to pick one up It s nice to see in an era where things seem to change TOO FAST that there is still a constancy to be had Almost all of the photos have been changed since my last visit to the website a few months ago so I ll check in from time to time to see what s new Can you do a Now And Then for the towns of Derwent and Ashopton The photos of the construction of the dams viaducts and reservoirs and the loss of the towns I find fascinating Your site is fantastically well designed Keep up the good work BTW I miss the Baseball Ground Cheers Bill Young Hamilton Ontario Canada As a relatively new resident of Derbyshire only five years I found the Now and Then section of your site to be absolutely SUPERB although I must commend you on a thoroughly informative well thought out and presented web site I have book marked your site and am sure that I will be visiting again and again Thank you and keep up the fine work Mike Scheerer Hilton Derbyshire This site is absolutely fantastic it makes you really look at the buildings around you it also makes you realise how much of derby s heritage is being lost almost on a daily basis I have a real interest in local history and it would be brilliant to go back in time to see what it was like in the early part of the last century The photo s that you have here take you back to that era Congratulations on a well thought out site keep the photo s coming in many thanks Tina Trunzo Alvaston Derby Hi Andy My fiance and I have just seen your pictures and we both like them for different reasons him because he is from Derbyshire and is missing it right now where are the pictures of Belmont School in Swadlincote and me because I will be living in England with him sooner and love seeing pictures of your country I loved the picture of the graveyard well bye B and V Buenos Aires Argentina Fantastic Website nice to see my pub online as well I also found the historical information valuable Graham Hughes The Mitre Allenton Derby www themitrederby co uk Guest book entries for May 2003 I am stunned by the amount of work that must have gone into the Then and Now photography project I can just gaze at the photos again and again I love the old ones with people in them and concentrate on how they slowly disappear Its a bit like watching ghosts Richie Chellaston Derby You ve done a brilliant job with this site Andy I think it is very attractive and for an expatriate like me shows me the views I want to see over and over again I really like the way that one views the photos and closes the photos with a single click and the perpetual watermark of Derby Cathedral sets my mind to thinking of walking up Iron Gate a To the Christian books shop b To Queens Street Swimming Baths and the GALA pool as it used to be c To sit awhile in the peaceful confines of the cathedral d To cross the bridge across the Inner Ring Road to get to Darley Park e To get to Kings Street where in the multi story car park there at one time was a roller skating rink All the best Martin milner Princeton Junction NJ USA What a wonderful web page Andy I will visit Derby when I go to England next year Thank you very much Rudy Rencoret Sydney Australia My family and I intend someday to visit England I think your wonderful website has just swayed us to visit the Midlands rather than another region You have done a mighty grand job promoting Derbyshire Thank you Sherril K Miller Wahoo Nebraska USA Andy Many thanks Derby holds many fond memories for me Plew s guest house on Utoxeter New Road McConnell s Advertising next door to Plew s The Vine pub run by Les and the aptly named Ivy Shirley I used to sweep up after closing so that Les could give me a staff drink Alice Baker in The White Horse and sidekick Charles with the penciled on moustache Pints for 11p fags for 18p and petrol for 33p a gallon But mostly working in W W Winters with Hubert King his mum his uncle Austen and the inimitable Charlie Barson who taught me more darkroom tricks than most folk have had hot dinners Hedley McConnell Tenerife Canary Islands Spain Thanks for the pics Andy Brilliant website really liked the collection of pics you ve got all of Derby on here Been to Derby a few times the best place on earth really enjoyed my time there and the pics you provided me just made my day Thank you v much Rashda Hussain West Yorkshire UK An excellent site a lot of work has gone into producing this very informative photographic record of all things Derby and Derbyshire looking forward to seeing Long Eaton added in the near future Well done Andy Kath and Chris Thorpe Long Eaton Derbyshire Congratulations This is a very impressive and useful site for all of us ex pats My family tree is from the Ockbrook Borrowash Spondon locality since about 1800 and my small branch emigrated to Canada and the United States in 1956 We have lived in Mercer Island Washington State since 1965 I have compiled a web page A Village Remembered about Spondon and its history with photos It can be found by clicking HERE I am always pleased to hear from Old Spondonians Ken Porter Seattle U S A The new Then Now page is absolutely excellent and the best example I ve seen of this kind of thing so far I hope to see more stuff on Derbyshire later on It reminds me of something wonderful I saw 30 years ago an antique Italian tourist book of famous sites in Rome A late Victorian or Edwardian publication with printed photos and with what looked like hand washed colour Each photograph was hand coloured and had an overlay on semi transparent tissue paper which included on it super realistic illustrations of the Roman buildings as they would have appeared at various times in the days of the Roman Empire The book was owned by a friend and I tried very hard to get something like it There was nothing contemporary like it available It seemed such an obvious idea and a likely money spinner So is this Andy Now with care and patience and computers this kind of thing is practical and possible and absolutely fascinating Great job Chris Rockliffe U K Thank You for a wonderful site I often click on to it especially when I feel homesick Derby is a great city and Derbyshire must be one of the most stunning counties in Britain thank you Tom Harris Queensland Australia W asn t really looking for this but still Fantastic interesting must look again too much to see in one night time why all the bikes at Matlock at the weekend M ick Vokes Northants u k Brilliant then and nows Congratulations I Used to live in Derby Alvaston late fifties Went to Bemrose School for a while before going back to Deal in Kent Found Your site via D E Telegraph site Regards Dave Latham Isle of Wight Brilliant then and nows Congratulations I Used to live in Derby Alvaston late fifties Went to Bemrose School for a while before going back to Deal in Kent Found Your site via D E Telegraph site Regards Dave Latham Isle of Wight Guest book entries for April 2003 Andy I love this site I have been looking for any information on my past family history and found that we are from Derbyshire I have just started looking and from what I have found so far we go back to the year 1066 That is if I am on the right track If you come across any info on the surname of Underwoode would send me a short e mail I know that you get many requests and I understand if you can t Again thank you for such a great web site Keep up the great work and keep us informed Sincerely Lynda J Underwood King Laurens South Carolina USA I was born in Newhall grew up in Midway and went to school in Swadlincote and Ashby I attended Emmanuel Parish Church in Swad Made me very homesick to see the great pictures Thank you Oakville Ontario Canada Paula Valentine nee Croft I was born and raised in Derby England and moved to America 17 years ago I visit home where my family lives on an annual basis Just recently I was speaking with a co worker about my home town and just for kicks went on the internet and typed in Photos of Derby England Not at ALL expecting a result To my pleasant surprise I found your Website and was almost in tears with joy I was reliving my days in Derby growing up and was able to share this with my friends here in America Thank you so much I am so happy you created this website You have made me a very happy woman Thank you a million times Leonora Lowe Manchester Connecticut USA I had the pleasure of visiting Derbyshire recently in order to do some hiking hill walking What a wonderful experience for me Although I had played golf at Buxton years ago I didn t have time to explore Although it was in the Back of my mind to visit Derby it was spur of the moment trip from New Mills where I wandered Kinder I had a pleasing stop at the Bonnie Prince Charlie Pub and became aware of the annual parade I hope to return again soon Frank Dowie Southport Merseyside I lived in Little Eaton for twenty years before moving to South Wales I very much enjoyed the pictures

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    of this Good Luck in the future and once again thanks for your superb photographs Heidi Bainborough Aston On Trent Derby Hi Andy This is a truly fantastic site My Great Grandparents arrived in New Zealand from Derbyshire in 1864 My grandfather Albert Webster was born in New Zealand He was about twenty years old when his father Thomas inherited the family property at 24 St Mary s Gate Wirksworth Derbyshire Thomas Annie and seven of their nine children returned to Derbyshire about 1879 leaving my grandfather Albert and his sister in New Zealand My Grandfather died when my father was quite young and until recently I had no knowledge of our family history Viewing your photographs is just so wonderful My grateful thanks for the time and expertise you have contributed to record the beautiful sights of what truly must be a delightful piece of England I have read so much of your Derbyshire and by seeing whithout your photos I could only imagine what I was reading and tracing on maps You have given me a vision of how and where my ancestors lived It means a lot to me and I ll always be grateful to you for that I would really love to see photos of the original Webster family home situated on the corner of St Mary s Gate Main Road Wirksworth if any exist I ll keep looking out for them Can someone please help me Thankyou Andy for all you have done Kind wishes Elaine Dewhirst New Zealand I was so pleased to see the photos etc of Derby having lived there most of my life I lived for some time very close to Friargate bridge 1950 55 I really would like to say thank you I shall return to your site often B Jones Cotes d Armor Brittany France Hello Andy I enjoyed your site very much I lived in Derbys between the ages of 13 49 I am now 52 and semi retired Most of my time was spent living on Cherry Tree hill Chadd 2 spells and six years in Smalley village in between I often pen a line to Bygones in the DET graph and every year return to serve on Derby beer festival with old pals I was down in the County the week before last As a former rail industry PR man I have a tuned interest in anything media wise and can endorse the opinion of many in heartily praising your work If you expand it further then pieces on specific idustries ie Royces Railways combustion Celanese etc could provide another facet Once again well done Neil Johnson New Luce South West Scotland Hi Photo s are great have noticed just how cleen and tidy Derby looks I was brought up in Alvaston and went to Allenton school my Mother still lives in Alvaston I like the photo s of Allenton spider bridge had many a pint in the Crown hotel wonderfull photos C heers Ken Buxton ipswich suffolk Andy nice site with good pictures that bring back memories of Derby I was born down the West End Parker Street in 1953 and moved over the other side of Uttoxeter Old Road Bridge to live in Parcel Terrace around 1958 I attended Collage Primary School do you have any Old Pictures of this street and School I was there a couple of years ago No Camera in Hand with one of my daughters and walked around explaining to her where I used to live No 10 and all that remains is a wall with all the windows and doors bricked up We then walked to the park at the end of Coke Street The Old Rowditch Recreational Park The Rec and it is still there and long may it stay Keep up the good work If there is any one out there who might remember me then please contact me through this web site Bob Preston Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Great web site Our family moved from Wales to Derby when I was 3 years old and we lived there until I was 15 we lived on Stenson Road just up towards the city center from the Blue Pool I remember well playing in the bus shelter it made a perfect size goal and buying flake bars at the news agents at the bottom of the hill on Stenson Rd I also spent much of my childhood playing football at Sunnyhill park and placing pennies on the railroad tracks and the excitment of the steam trains squashing our coins I have been back to Derby a couple of times since moving to the states but have not visited in over 12 years Thanks to this web site I do plan to visit Derby again soon Thanks Stephen Daly Minneapolis MN This site is fasinating lots of work I am impressed as I used to live in Derby I know the areas of Allenton and Alvaston went to school at Shelton Lock and have not visited for over 30 years My sister still lives in Allestree and all the rest of my family mum dad two brothers and a sister are all in Oz I will forward your site on to them to enjoy as much as I have Gail Sant Peterborough South Australia Wonderful web site I will be back to carry on veiwing more pages congrats on the time lapse photos from old to new I am born and bred from Derby and used the trolley buses regularly to get to Vernon High school for a couple of years so found the photos of the buses at Shelton Lock and the school on Friargate facinating plus I played at the lock getting tadpoles and newts before it was filled in I still use the old canal path to ride my horse at present so the photo s really took me back It s funny I found your website looking for bridle path routes and got totally engrossed well done for all your hard work John Hibbert Alvaston Derby Guest book entries for June 2004 I was born and raised in South street Across from the Dog track in 1936 What ever happened to the rowing boats in Markeaton is what I miss most about England The Rowing boats are what I miss most about markeaton park My Photographs are Pale at the side of yours yours are great Best Regards Samuel J Read Ivanhoe Tx U S A Well laid out site easy to navigate and more importantly it holds all the history of Derby I will be visiting the site on a regular basis from now on and look forward to finding out more about Derby Great site Your website has showed us a lot and brought us closer to this beautiful town Derby will always be a special place because there are people like you who care about the community and the people in it Debbie Underhill Lancing West Sussex Guest book entries for May 2004 Thank you to Andy for showing the beautiful pictures of Repton School on your website My 6th grade class is reading the memoirs of Roald Dahl who attended Repton My class has been comparing Dahl s experiences at school with their own One of the things my students will be looking at is the age of schools and curriculum provided compared with schools in the US The pictures of Repton help to make the unit interesting and relevant Nancy O Neill Lower Merion Pennsylvania USA I am very excited indeed to have finally thought to do a Google search for a site such as yours I love my family history but have become stuck as my very precious Great Grandfather was born in Breadsall The atlas of England must be a bit slack as it does not indicate Breadsall only a dam I am delighted to see the photos and so much history regarding the place where my Great Grandfather was born His last words were Look after that little un Meaning myself then about 2 years old What a wonderful and heartfelt idea on your own part Must be something to do with the region as although we emigrated post war in 1952 I have never taken Australian citizenship I still hope that one day I will walk on the land my grandfathers walked My very best wishes to you and thank you for providing such a magnificent site Katherine Lloyd Traralgon Victoria Australia How cool is this Derby rocks and it deserves its own website and this one does it justice keep up the good work n keep on rockin Derby Sheryl I was particularly impressed with the photos of Calke and the Stained glass window of the church As my children and I at school are currently studying Calke I contacted Andy to request a copy of the photos and as they are for school use he has agreed that we can have them A real caring fellow we shall always be in his debt I m sure the photos will truly enhance our work at school cheers Andy we are most grateful Jacqui Johnson Church Gresley Swadlincote Hi my name is Carmel R Bridgart I can t thank you enough for allowing me to see photos of St John Church Cnr of Mill Bridge St My ancestors Messers Bridgart s did the joinery work in this beautiful Church My Great Grandfather was John Thomas Bridgart born c 1930 4 Derby his father was Thomas Bridgart 26 South St Thomas had at least three brothers John George 37 King St Robert Frair Gate They were all involved in the building industry as Carpenters Plasterers Bricklayers My Great grandfather John Thomas Bridgart arrived in Adelaide Australia on the ship The Ascendant on 21 11 1849 He was followed 12 months later by his Uncle John aged approx 63 years who was married to Annie on the ship Salacia arriving on 2 11 1850 From a copy of a family letter I know Uncle John mortgaged 14 of his houses took the money came to Australia He died in Adelaide on 3 6 1868 leaving his estate to his nephew John Thomas From Newspaper research I found he married a Martha Heap marriage certificate I ascertained he married a Martha Heap aged 50 died 13 04 1859 on the ship from a Marriage Certificate I found John re married her at the Holy Trinity Church North Tce Adelaide 25 11 1850 The wife he left back home obtained from letters was not a legal marrige as his first wife was too close a kin and the children were illegitimate In a letter from Thomas Bridgart to his son John Thomas in Australia Thomas writes to his son that he hoped his brother had left a will providing for Annie As mentioned above he left all to his nephew The last record I think is Annie aged 70 in 1881 Census was at Uttoxeter Old road The Bridgart s in Australia have also been in the building industry My Grandfather Alfred Charles Bridgart two of his brothers George John John moved to Melbourne Victoria about 1890 was in the indusrty my uncle Hurtle Charles Mill Bridgart my first cousin Bruce Bridgartart were in the indusrty Bruce is now a farmer My Great Grand Father mainly built homes around two Adelaide suburbs Bowden Brompton Bridgart is an uncommon name I yet to be able to find it s origin We are a limited edition in Australia I have noticed there are very few Bridgart s in England I must write to them This website is wonderful Andy keep up the great work Carmel R Bridgart Adelaide Australia Please consider this my support of the replacement boar statue for your Aboretum the original having been damaged during WWII I understand there is some protesting going on pigs etc being unclean in certain cultures but for crying out loud this is a statue we re talking about England I beg you please stay the course Restore the park the boar statue and be proud We can only imagine what Mr Strutt would think of all this Pamela Moucha Voorhees New Jersey USA Guest book entries for April 2004 I just want to say how interesting your website is You have helped me with work for my uni work and have fed my interest for the local history for many months I ve been looking for information on the Friargate warehouse as I went exploring round the back of there to discover the old platforms I will be taking many of the recommended tours esp the ghostwalk and the old silk mill industrial museum thank you Helen Duddin x Derby U K Dear Andy many thanks for the walk down memory lane I was born in Alvaston and went to Southgate school I left in 1968 to come to live in Lincolnshire regards Dorothy Wilmot Lincolnshire U K Thank you Andy for bringing back so many good memories of my beloved Derbyshire I was born in Ripley and emigrated to Australia 37 yrs ago for the sake of our children but the memories keep returning keep up the good work and give yourself a pat on the back Ron and Doreen Harrison Calista Western Australia Hi Andy I really enjoyed looking at your collection of photographs I was very pleased to have finally found someone who has a photo of the old ice factory This photo has great importance to me as my Grandfather worked at the Factory many years ago Pat Mickleover Derby Hi Andy I just wanted to say Thank You for bringing me back in time I was born in Derby and attended Littleover School in 1983 my first year before moving to the U S I just viewed the picture that you have posted and unfortunately I was not in the third year so I was not included However I did recognize a few familiar faces I had alot of friends of the family that attended and just so hppened to be in the third year It has brought back some wonderful memories of my childhood in the UK Thanks for doing such a great job And hey if anyone remembers me feel free to contact me via this site I can t remember my teachers name but the class was 1YW And also prior to that I attended Dale School in Normanton Derby Regards Amarjit Dhillon California USA Hello Andy I visited DERBY COUNTY in 2001 and what your picture reflects is indeed DERBY I would like to honestly congratulate you Keep it up Andrew Senoko Bloemfontein Free State South Africa Hi Andy A well thoughtout website with excellant photography making this a very informative and interesting site to visit Keep up the good work Julie and Jim Ilkeston Nice site mate After hearing the B B G Floodlights where taken down yesterday I felt the need to go down memory lane again and see the B B G and your site brought back some brill memorys Especially the win agaisnt Palace Shame we are in the situation we are in now though Curt Anthony Student in Manchester but originally from Breadsall Village Derby Andy Really enjoyed your Derby Website Pictures Particularly the old new fade in and out photos VERY nicely done I also am interested in Photography and re created in color some Victorian pictures from the Sherlock Holmes in London book by Charles Viney I love the old Victorian Era Pictures especially when someone compares them to Modern days like you did on your site Again Good Job and very well done with the fade ins and outs My Wife and I hope to return to the U K as soon as finances allow Summer 2005 probably We visited the U K in 2001 and loved the country and met some really fine people God Bless you and your Country Theron Helton Taylorville Illinois U S A Guest book entries for March 2004 This is such a delightful site I have never been to Derbyshire so I really enjoyed the pictures I am American and my husband is British from Hampshire I enjoy all things English and I just had to comment on how much I enjoy your site Best regards from America Susan Tutt Orange County California USA I would like to tell you the photo you have on your site has made a 92 year old woman who left England age 13 with 2 postcards of Derby very happy Both of the post cards are almost identical to the pictures you have here and she was amazed to see how the place is now Thankyou for you wonderful site Yours Sheryl Willett Melbourne Victoria Australia No questions Andy just praise I spend quite a bit of time looking at Then Now photos on the web this is by far the best I ve seen Couldn t leave your site without showing my appreciation Some sites involve flitting from picture to picture whereas the fading format used here is ideal for someone like me who really enjoys seeing the then now Also I d just like to say you ve taken some truly fabulous photographs Once again thanks keep it up Simon Essex UK Although I have only been gone from Derby for a year whenever I get home sick I like to look at your pictures Keep up the good work as not everyone was there to see Duckworth Square pulled down and whatever will be in its place Phill Andover Hampshire Dear Andy Very many thanks for pointing me in the direction of the photographs of both The Green Man Now Ryans Bar and the Canal Tavern The photo of Ryans Bar is really great and we shall be visiting Derby soon to see the real thing We had been searching for photos of the Canal Tavern for some

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