Littleover 100 - Heritage Trail

Celebrating the last 100 years of the people and community of Littleover

The centenary of the end of World War One is on 11th November this year and we thought it would be a great opportunity to reflect on the last 100 years of life in Littleover.  In 1918 there were less than 1500 people in the village and between the wars the housing and population increased dramatically, eventually growing to the population of over 20,000 today.

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Heritage Trail – a series of 16 sites identified around the village that have played a significant part in our history.  From The Hollow to Post Office, the churches and the pubs – lots of photographs and history to share.  The trail will be on display from September to November. 

Heritage Trail Sites:
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1. The Half Moon - The oldest pub in Littleover

2. The Post Office - Moved from one side of the road to the other

3. The Grange - Formerly a grand house and home to Rolls Royce, now home to the Freemasons

4. Littleover Shops - See how things have changed

5. Park Lane Workshops - Where the Blacksmith used to be

6. The White Swan Square - The original heart of the village and market square

7. St Peter’s Church - The oldest building and parish church

8. St Peter’s School - There’s been a school here since 1846

9. Field Farm & Old Hall Rd - One of the last functioning farms in the village

10. Littleover Baptist Church - Originally on Park Lane

11. Top of Shepherd Street - One of the first Co-Op stores in Derby

12. Cars in Littleover - See our passion for cars

13. Littleover Old Hall - Now home to the Fire & Rescue Service

14. Littleover Methodist Church - Celebrating 10 years of their ‘new’ building

15. Crich Avenue/Constable Drive junction - The start of the housing boom

16. Derby High School - Moved here from Osmaston Road in the 1950s

17. The Hollow - Iconic view of village life

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With thanks to the following for their help with photographs and history:

Littleover Historical Society

Derby Local Studies Library

Mark & Sally Edworthy

Ashley Franklin

And all who have supported this trail practically and financially.

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Photos Sally Edworthy CPAGB & Ashley Franklin ARPS, ABPPA, APAGB. Used by kind permisson.