Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Lost Derby

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Author: Maxwell Craven

Derby has grown from a medieval market town to become a centre of industry. Derby was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution as following the silk mill and china factory established in the eighteenth century, it became home to heavy engineering following the arrival of the railways in the nineteenth century, as well as related iron and brass foundries. Later it became famous for the production of Rolls-Royce cars and aero engines. In the last century, much manufacturing has moved away and although the city is still associated with engineering, the face of Derby has changed significantly through street widening, housing clearance, retail centres, expansion into the surrounding countryside and the creation of suburbs, not to mention an inner ring road which saw the loss of some familiar landmarks despite providing two new bridges across the River Derwent.

Lost Derby presents a portrait of a city and a way of life that has radically changed or disappeared today, showing not just the industries, buildings, people and street scenes that have gone, but also many popular places of entertainment and much more. This fascinating photographic history of lost Derby will appeal to all those who live in the city or know it well, as well as those who remember it from previous decades.

Book ISBN 9781445688701

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 May 2019

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 150

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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