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  • Read the 2005 Guest Book entries from www.derbyphotos.co.uk - Wonderful comments and personal memories of Derby and Derbyshire from around the world
    infomative collection of pictures I ve often wished I had taken more pics in the 60 s but now I can view your s keep up the good work Alan Atherlay Derby Your info and pics on Windley are very nice Thankyou for your time and efforts I have never been to your country but it looks so peaceful Grant Windley Plesant View Utah USA A really excellent site Many thanks for the effort that must ve gone into creating and maintaining this impressive resource regards Gary Mortimer Derby UK Great stuff Laddie The whole site is pretty stunning Puts Picturethepast website to shame I like the self destruct in 60 seconds element The panorama of Monsall Dale was good Regards Peter Ashley Chesterfield Derbyshire I would like to congratulate you on a fantastic wed site I have spent a long time looking through it and it has bought back a LOT of very happy memories for me Thank you Lynn Snell Ashbourne Derbyshire We immigrated to Canada in 1967 when I was 12 years old I did however return to work in Derby in 1973 at Debenham s Department Store and again returned to England in 1975 to work in London Just looking at the old photographs of Derby brings back my childhood memories of living there I used to go to the school on Windham Street we lived on Brighton Road Alvaston So it s been since 1976 almost 30 years and my memories are as vivid as yesterday I hope one day to be able to return to my home town that I remember so well and to see the modernization of the town that s so dear to my heart Peace Susy Toplass Langley British Columbia Canada I work in the Ashborne district and was amazed to see your Then and now view of station street Ashbourne It is unbelievable to see the difference and it has made my day John Raworth Hilton Derbyshire Andy you have a wonderful web site My grandparents came from Derbyshire in 1914 I have always wanted to visit but haven t made it there yet Your web site and the photos of the Derbyshire area are the next best thing to being there I particularily like the fine photos of the historic sites I look at them and picture myself standing in front of the same churches homes and inns as my distant family once did Brian Fowkes Connecticut USA Guest book entries for June 2005 Excellent website It really is easy to find the detailed changes that have occured in the Then and nows I presume it is a real painstaking operation to align old with new Well done Robert Wilkinson London Your site is wonderful Brought back many memories especially those involving the Arboretum St Andrews Church London Road and Reginald Street Baths I was born in Bloomfield Street and Christened at St Andrews my parents also married there The Arboretum was where I spent a lot of time and I remember going swimming at Reginald Street Thanks a lot for the trip down Memory Lane Thanks again Ann Barker Derby UK A great site displaying the results of many hours of application and a superb local archive congratulations Chris Pipes Swadlincote A great site Andy just looked at your Then and nows unreal I left derby ten years ago it brought back some nice memories Thank you Liam o Reilly Maulykevane Headford Killarney Co Kerry Republic of Ireland What a beautiful and informational web site you have Thank you for all the work you ve done THIS SITE IS GREAT You ve done a wonderful job on the Then and now presentations Muhammad Shahzad Mirza I have stumbled onto your site and was enthralled all afternoon I have interests in Spondon Chaddesden and Borrowash but I found a lovely photo of a house I used to live in in Sudbury What a pleasure to see the Then nows pictures this is real dedication I thank you Margaret White Borrowash Derby How Lovely your pictures are I have not visited Matlock Bath for a long time due to personal reasons But I hold it dear to my heart I m only 34 but since a young child I holidayed there every year Your photo s were fulfilling and inspiring I am going to visit Matlock bath this Friday as a mark of respect Thankyou for easing me back into my love of this special place after a lot of soul serching and avoidance Kind regards Maxine harmon Lymm Cheshire I was on your site viewing the photographs of Leicestershire and was quite impressed One set of my ancestors on my father s side came from Leicestershire in 1850 so I am quite interested in any photos from around this area The wife s family came from Whitwick and the father s family lived in Coalville They married in a Church at Ashby de la Zouch Nancy Mears Garbero Fenton Missouri outside of St Louis MO What a wonderful site I was born and brought up in Derby emigrated to Australia in 1999 Congratulations for a spectacular and fascinating site It has prompted me to dig through my old photos if I find any interesting ones I will gladly send you copies Rob Lancaster Gold Coast Australia I ve seen your pics and site before but just found these Then nows pics They are truly fantatsic A work of art and skill Thank you fo doing this the times I have walked down Osmaston Street and wondered how it must have looked a 100 years ago and I just love Derby and it s old nooks and crannies Best of all is having the pictures transpose over each other Anyway fantastic work and please keep it up knowing that it is appreciated by so many more people I have just forwarded the url to others including ex Derby residents from 50 years ago Caroline Caroline Tresman Reginald Street Derby I have been inspired to take more photographs by this great website I would like to meet other local amateur photographers to share ideas and do a photography course I would appreciate any feedback on local meetings or beginners courses Darren Spondon Derby While researching my family s roots in England my dad was a Bransford my mother was a Shirley I was fortunate to happen upon your photo pages of Derbyshire As you know of course Shirley Village is in Derbyshire and your photos of the village brought the area alive for me as the home of my ancestors Beautiful photos Thank you for posting them for the rest of the world to enjoy Best regards Jerry Bransford California USA I have just spent some hour or so on the Then and nows I am impressed with the concept and have thought about it myself but not implemented I would have liked the ability to drag the time line slider to and fro manually makes me feel like Doctor Who Ehh Ehh My personel interest is in former mountain country gold mining sites where I go looking for gold and relics around Woods Point Melbourne Victoria Australia A humourous critic might suggest that on image DP TAN VMD 08 the clocks do not display the same time that would have been perfection I think Your site is one of the most interesting I have come across recently well done Andy Dennis Goddard Melbourne Australia Guest book entries for May 2005 Just to say thank you for such a splendid site inventive and fascinating Also your now views are pretty much spot on with the old ones same viewpoint really worthwhile spending all those long hours of hard labour Kind regards Amanda S Hastings East Sussex I just stumbled into your site and have been hovering over it for an hour My family research has found my Great Grandmother s family Chapman in Hope and not much more I have since a child heard of Hope Derbyshire when talking of England with relatives I feel a great tug in my heart when I see your pictures and have promised myself with husband we will visit there soon We would like to rent a place in the area for a month or so but don t know where to start Thank you so much for all the wonderful views of our ancestral homes Susanne White Hagberg Provo Utah USA Have recently discovered your website having emigrated in 1982 and never yet ventured back it was very nostalgic to see the Then and now section My early memories would have been from the mid 50 s I can still smell the cheese and bacon from Saturday morning shopping at Cheshires in Becket Street Will watch the site regularly well done Kevin Gascoigne Sydney Australia Beautiful site well done I stumbled upon it completely by chance while reading about the UK and its counties Not only the photos are beautiful the website design itself is wonderful nice to look at functional and informative Thank you Christine Walker Santa Cruz CA Great site always enjoy flicking thru and reminding myself of where I originate How about some photos of the demolished Main Centre would be really interesting to see the void left by the removal of all those horrible buildings Kind regards Simon Plant Calgary AB Canada I have been researching my ancestry line since I was young found out I have ancesters from the 1700 s to 1860 all from Cubley Sudbury My direct Coxon family line moved to London in the 1860 s I did not know much about Derby until visiting your site In fact the only time I have ever been was to see my team West Ham play The Rams Now I live in L A I feel the urge to go now I know that there are Coxon gravestones in both Cubley Sudbury cemetarys I am so excited to step back into History Thanks for your vision David Coxon Los Angeles California Great pictures my boat was built at Dobsons in 1968 and it was puchased from the yard in 1972 unfortunatly have not cruised through Shardlow for very many years Chris Potter Spain Dear Sir you have created a wonderful website and I thank you for the memories you have brought back I was born in 1935 and grew up in Alvaston went to the old school in Elvaston Lane on to Bemrose in 1946 Rolls Royce in 1951 married a nurse from the Derwent Hospital Joy Anthony of Breadsall and emigrated in 1963 I remember WWII air raids gasmasks POWs my shrapnel collection collecting unexploded incendiary bombs for the ARP and poaching rabbits on Elvaston Castle grounds I was also there at the Blue Peter in 1946 to welcome our victorious Rams when they brought back the F A Cup Does anyone remember The Chocolate Box Cope s Family Butcher Emerton s where I was the errand boy Peach s Pork Pie Shop in Alvaston and the old village blacksmith next door to Peach s I also remember many good friends from those days and would love to hear from them if they happen to read this Roy Woodcock Rochester Washington State USA I lived in Derby 1944 46 as a German PoW I think your Photos are first class it brought back many a nice memory Gerhard Hauschild Wymondham Norfolk Guest book entries for April 2005 Dear Sir I cannot express the feeling I recieved viewing your photos of Ticknall My great great great grandfather James White father Samuel White can from Ticknall Derbyshire England in 1841 He landed in New York July 16 1841 This is written in our family history It was wonderful viewing the area through your eyes I will probably never be able to set foot in Ticknall but now have a better feeling of where my roots originated The place is emtremely charming Thank YOU Carolyn Sue Dial Blackburn Missouri USA I found your site very interesting I m from Normanton Derby and it s brought backa few memories It s nice to see Derby in a good light I had great pleasure in showing my work colleagues all the best parts of my home town Thanks Yolanda Surrey UK We emmigrated to Canada in 1965 we lived initialy at 37 North Parade Derby then 57 Chelwood Rd Chellaston nr Shelton Lock Your site has brought me many wonderfull memories of my childhood I used to walk from North Parade to Markeaton Infant School as a child and I wandered all over Darley park playing Later when we moved I used the Derby canal tow path as a shortcut cycling anywhere from Alvaston to Swarkstone to go fishing We used to catch Newts in the abandoned lock at Shelton Lock and play around the old bridge on Sinfin Moore lane at the canal One area that would be good for a before and after picture if you can find the old photos would be Ascott Drive My uncle Wilfred Foyers and my father Harry Reed had a plant on Ascott Drive H F Precise Castings Which they first started in an abandoned army Nissan building I remember as a kid in the 50s walking with my father through a whole neighbourhood of Nissan huts which extended from Ascott Drive to Derby Rd and had been turned from an army base to residences due to the shortage of housing after WW2 This was all levelled around 1960 and the people presumably went to council houses Ascott Drive became predominantly industrial then and the plant expanded I remember walking on a Saturday as a little gaffer with my father across the long footbridge over the railway works yards from the Ascott Drive plant to Derby Rd then over to the baseball field to watch Derby County Play Some of the players at that time were Barrowcliffe Parry Curry Hughes and goalie Mathews not Sir Stanley Thank you for the memories your site brought back Stewart Reed Amherst Island Kingtson Ontario I just wanted to say what a fantastic site I have broadband and enjoyed that section but the part that gave me greatest pleasure was the Then and now section It is absolutely brilliant Thankyou for giving me hours of fun I m not that old well I don t think I am but there are places in Derby I remember as a child which have gone and it was such fun seeing them in this format I looked at your site because my son has to do a project on Victorian Borrowash I can t wait to show him the then and now picture of Borrowash Thankyou for all your hard work Andy Ann Daykin Borrowash Derby Trying to spot the little things on the Then and now photos like a piece of bridge which have not changed you start wishing there were more Very powerful There should be someone like you in every hometown in the world Fred McGee North Carolina USA Guest book entries for March 2005 What a stunning website I will certainly be returning when I have more time to look at it all Those Then and now shots are brilliant I ve never seen it so well done before Katrina Downs Rose Reykjavik Iceland Fascinating I appreciate your hard work You have provided a couple of hours of great entertainment Thank you Andre Canada Fantastic website I am always looking at Derby websites as I left derby in 1988 having been brought up there The quiz was fantastic and I was pleased how much I remember Mark Fletcher Middlesbrough Andy your Photo s are brilliant and a real pleasure to see I have lived in Derby all my life and never seen anything which comes even close to your Site You need a medal for all the hard work you have done Graham Chester Green Derby U K A brilliant web site a place to go when home sick brings back a heap of memories thank you for your time and effort put into it I left Derby in 1989 to live in NZ The photos bring back my younger year in the pink coconut and nights spent in saddler gate and the Blessington carriage Once again a big thank you for the memories Elaine Ann Doyle Feilding North Island New Zealand This Technique is a wonderful achievement and a superb example of what the Internet should offer As someone who s done some sporadic research of Welsh and non Derby English ancestors I m envious of those who can find their ancestors environment in your collection Thanks for presenting these photo transitions and I truly hope you get the attention and income that you deserve Rebecca Eschliman Yellow Springs Ohio USA I d just like to say what an amazing site I m an Advisory Teacher for ICT and I wish we had this type of resource for the area I teach in I hope all the schools in Derby know about your site if not they certainly should do Gillian Davies Dartford UK Information received shows my ancestors hail from the Derby Derbyshire area I was especially interested in reading about the town of SMALLEY Thanks for an interesting Web Site Gene Smalley Douglasville Georgia USA I was delighted to find this wonderful site I have been researching my family history and have found out that many of my ancestors were from Derby city I was particularly interested to see the old photograph of Regent Street as my great great grandparents lived at number 23 I am hoping one day to find a picture of Russell Street off the Osmaston Road before all the buildings were knocked down as my great great grandfather ran a pub called the Barley Mow there Keep up the good work Fiona Cameron Sheffield England What a brilliant site To people of my age who remember what we thought

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  • 2006 Guest Book entries from www.derbyphotos.co.uk - Wonderful comments and personal memories of Derby and Derbyshire from around the world
    a lot at its history The site is very informative and well presented Very fast and helpful responses to queries too Excellent work mate keep it up Cheers Keir Abingdon and Derby UK 31 05 2006 I ve just had a look at some of the Then and Now presentations Absolutely wonderful Thank you Pete Brought up in Marlpool near Heanor 31 05 2006 I think that this is an excellent website I lived in Breadsall Village for 17 years before emigrating to South Africa and I have only been able to visit briefly in the last two years In my youth I spent a great deal of time in Breadsall church the church choir and was quite a seasoned campanologist I attended the Breadsall C of E Primary school before heading off to Henry Cavendish Grammar School My friend s parents owned the little corner shop and I had the privilege of being able to work there on a Saturday morning for about a year I do not remember how long they owned it for though I looked at your Then and Now photo of Breadsall Railway station and thought it was absolutely marvelous Some more of Breadsall village if you can please Again many thanks for bringing some of my memories to life A wonderful site Regards Elaine Evans nee Booth 29 05 2006 Congratulations I m very impressed with the Then and Now views My family live in Derby so I am very interested in your site I recognise some of the scenes from my visits over the years Thank you Annie Morris Sydney Australia 05 05 2006 browsing through your photos and saw GASP HORROR THE POP HAS BEEN PULLED DOWN bang goes my childhood no more laurel and hardy white eagle brick bradford and his time top or flash gordon Geoffrey Moore Cilfrew nr neath Glamorgan 24 04 2006 I was born and brought up in Derby and much appreciate the fantastic photos Many memories were stirred and the changes shown are truly fascinating Thankyou very much for taking the trouble to create this wonderful site Jane Blackham Polstead Suffolk 06 04 2006 Andy This website is fantastic Last week after learning that my gg grandparents were buried in Uttoxeter Road Cemetery I decided to do a little googling I wanted to learn more about the cemetery so as to visualize it in my mind Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to find a photo of an actual ancestor s gravestone What s even more unbelievable is that the stone is for the sister and brother in law of the same gg grandmother I was researching Uttoxeter Road Cemetery for in the first place Amazing that out of the thousands of burials in Derby this stone would be one you photographed Although the gravestone is over 100 years old it s still in great condition and the picture is great Actually the word WOW isn t enough to describe this website Thank you

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  • 2007 Guest Book entries from www.derbyphotos.co.uk - Wonderful comments and personal memories of Derby and Derbyshire from around the world
    A very interesting site which I have given the address to friends Ken Derby UK I thought that this website is excellent Many hours of hard work must have gone into making this site and the skill and effort that must be required for creating the images is amazing This site has brought me and my family such enjoyment and interest Keep up the good work Andrew Lonsdale Alvaston Derby UK I found your website by surfing and love the photos especially the fades showing the way it was and the present You have produced photos and a wonderful website for people like me who would like to see where my ancestors came from Thank You so much Pat Malloy Chicago Illinois USA Andy As an ex derby resident who emigrated to Australia 42 years ago much enjoyed the Derby Streets by car videos posted on youtube is it at all possible to do one on Chaddesden and Breadsall Wiltshire rd Sussex Circus Canterbury St etc Keep up the good work on your site Much appreciated Regards Fred Duerden Geelong Victoria Austraila Streets of Chaddesden Video now online Click here Had a great time looking Sent this onto two old Derby folk one who lives in toronto and one in Turkey Mitch Littleover Derby Dear Sir I just looked through your ALL of your photos and I couldn t stop until I was at the end For the last month I ve been searching for then and now websites and yours is the most comprehensive that I ve come across to date You have put a tremendous amount of talent and patience into your work I only wish you lived in the states Thank You David Williams East Orange NJ USA Hi Andy I would just like to say that I have spent the last two hrs browsing through your great and interesting website It has been very interesting viewing the old and new photos keep up the good work I especially like the Then and Now Photographs all the best Pamela Hodson Borrowash Derbyshire Really enjoyed the Derby and Derbyshire Then and Now photos particularly the photos of the Shoulder of Mutton pub in Osmaston DP TAN OSMAS 82 My family kept this pub from 1972 to the late 80 s Thank you for taking the time a very interesting idea Phil Mountford Liverpool Thank you so much for alowing me to go back Home to Swadlincote I was born there I have twin sister who is still living in England We went to william Allett school Newhall in the 60s Any one remeber us Once again thank you for the wonderful Photographs Judith Price Davis Price twins Living in U S A Nebraska Wow I so jumped out my skin when I looked at the ghost walk photograph and the next one That was amazing Love the site think it is a brilliant idea Janette Scotland Hello Just want to let you know that I really enjoyed the

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  • e-cards - Christmas, birthday or just to say hello from Derby & Derbyshire
    the moment as it has stopped working The ecards had been working perfectly for over 3 years and was used constantly during that time to send cards I will hopefully be able to get an alternative e card system up

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  • DerbyPhotos Merchandise available, Cards, Books etc.
    co uk The Christmas card measures 20 6CM x 15CM and is printed on high quality card comes with envelope The greeting inside reads Seasons greetings from Derby The photograph is one I took on 21st December 2003 which won the my Favorite place in Derby Photographic competition in 2004 I think these are selling for 1 25 each so pop along to the Derby tic and buy one These

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  • About Derbyphotos.co.uk - Want to know what this site is all about?
    There are several websites on the Internet relating to Derby and Derbyshire all have their good and bad points I try and make my site stand out from the rest by being different Key points which I stick to are 1 Quick to view So many website fall victim to taking an age to load in pages and photos My site has always been optimised for speed of loading on a dial up modem Presentations which require a lot of bandwidth have their very own dedicated section on the Broadband Enhanced section of DerbyPhotos co uk 2 Easy to navigate around my site By this I mean that it should always be obvious how to get back to the main index of both the website and the sub section of where you are currently looking You should never get lost on my site 3 Unique photo display method Most websites which have photos tend to show their photos as a jpeg image on its own up in the top left of a window and you have to click the browser back button to get back to the thumbnails On my site all images display a separate new window which can be closed simply by clicking anywhere on the image There is no need to use the browser controls This makes for very fast and convenient viewing of the photos which has a natural feel to it 4 Free of pop up advert windows There is nothing more annoying that persistent advert windows opening up at random intervals My site does not have these Please note Sections which are out of my control such as the Message board Search Page and the Jigsaw page may have adverts some of my pages feature adverts by google these help pay for my hosting charges 5 I go out of my way to keep all of my information up to date If pubs change name or buildings are demolished then I update my pages to reflect this If you spot anything wrong on any page simply get in touch and I will update it 6 Everything is on one single website there is no need to visit multiple sites to get different information Both the County and the City are covered on the same domain 7 Beyond normal photography Aside from traditional photos this site also has a wide variety of other types of image Including night time long exposure panoramic 360 degree and Interactive virtual photos Add to this then and now fading photos 8 To be search engine friendly 90 of visitors to my site arrive by Internet search engine results My pages are designed and continuously enhanced to make sure they are seen by all the popular search engines through out the world 9 Free links to local sites I am more than happy to link to any local websites to help promote them I do not charge for this so get in touch 10 Keeping up with technology As computers

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  • Broadband Enhanced Gateway - Do you have broadband, if you do enter Broadband Enhanced here.
    6GHz processor or better 256Mb ram 64Mb 3D video card Direct X upto date drivers see note 2 below 3 A current screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or higher see note 3 below Note 1 If you have a broadband internet connection of 150Kbps then you may enter the Broadband Enhanced section but please bear in mind that you will have to wait a bit longer for things to load 56K Dial up modem connections are not suitable for viewing the enhanced section if you enter the section using only a dial up connection expect appalling results I have designed windows to auto close after a few mins so it is unlikely that you will be able to view anything as they will close before its had time to load Note 2 It is highly likely that your computer will be of a reasonable specification but if the processor is slower than 1 6GHz the this will cause poor performance from the enhanced presentations most common result will be slow scrolling flashing of the 360 photos Garbled or intermittent sound on music samples flash movies playing slow If you have a very slow PC then you are not really getting the best out of your broadband connection Please do not run any other applications when viewing the broadband section as this will also take up valuable processor time Note 3 If you want to get the absolute best results then please use a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 and a browser which supports full screen mode known as Kiosk mode such as Microsoft Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox v0 9 1 Opera v7 5 3 Microsoft Internet Explorer is the only one which supports full control Kiosk mode without having to press F11 but don t worry if

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  • Derby and Derbyshire Message board

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