Spondon History

Over the years, the Historical Society in Spondon, Derby has amassed a large and fascinating collection of old photographs, documents, maps and other items which, together, tell the story of the village of Spondon and the surrounding area of Derby through the years.

Our hope for this website is to turn much of the material in our archive into a permanent, online resource which will be of use and fascination to all those with an interest in the local history of Spondon and Derby. Click here to find out more.

The website also contains information about the historical society itself, details of our regular monthly meetings (which anyone is welcome to attend) and links to some useful resources and websites about Spondon and Derby's local history.

We hope that you find the website useful and may even wish to help us in our quest to bring Spondon's history into the public eye.

Latest Archive Additions:

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Next SHS Meeting:

Monday, 13 March, 2017
Walker Lane: 19th Century Derby Whitechapel, by Jane Whitaker

Can you help?

Can you can put any names, places or dates to any of our 'mystery' photos in the archive, including:
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Our Publications:

We have a walk booklet on sale locally at Spondon Library and at Housley's Chemists in Sitwell Street.
  • A walk round Spondon: an introduction to an Ancient Village £1.50
The walk takes about 1½  hours at a gentle pace. 
The Historical Society is also now working with the Village Improvement Committee on a series of new local history publications called the Spondon Archive.  Our titles so far are:
  • Spondon Clubs and Societies 1861-2011
  • The Malt Shovel, Spondon
  • Exploring Spondon: walks through Spondon's history
  • Canoes to Commuters: transport in Spondon through the ages
  • The Parish Church of St Werburgh, Spondon
  • The Methodist Church, Spondon 
  • Spondon School 1662-1839 
  • Spondon School 1839-1964 
  • Spondon Goes to the Pictures
  • My Life in Spondon and other great places *New Title*