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Mapperley Village, June 2015

Mapperley Village, June 2015

Members gathered in front of the lych gate at Mapperley church to hear Mu Stubbs give a general history of the village of Mapperley, the “clearing amongst the maple trees”. The lych gate was erected as a memorial to the three men of the village who were killed in the...
Road Transport

Road Transport

The Midland General Story The Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Tramways Company was formed in 1903 by Act of Parliament. It was not until 1913 that the tramway from Ripley to Nottingham, via Langley Mill, Eastwood and Kimberley, was finally opened, the capital being...
Railways

Railways

The growth of the railway around Heanor Map and Time-line Growth1832Famous meeting at the Sun Inn, Eastwood, the “birth” of the Midland Railway1836Parliamentary approval for Midland Counties line, connecting Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. Plans for line...
Canals

Canals

The junction of the Nottingham Canal with the Cromford Canal at Langley Bridge. The houses on the left are long gone, but the canal toll-office on the right and the house on the right still remain. Although the Nottingham and Cromford Canals are no longer in use, the...
Transport

Transport

For any community, the history of its transport links is important. However, in the case of Heanor, and more particularly Langley Mill, it can be argued that the development of various means of transport is the sole reason for the development of the area in the way it...