Our Publications

Spondon Historical Society has a walk booklet on sale locally

  • A walk round Spondon: an introduction to an Ancient Village £1.50

The walk takes about 1½  hours at a gentle pace. You can buy the booklet at Spondon Library and at Housley's Chemist in Sitwell Street.

The Historical Society is also now working with the Village Improvement Committee on a series of new local history publications called the Spondon Archive.

This is a new joint venture between the Village Improvement Committee and Spondon Historical Society. It aims to publish a series of booklets about Spondon past and present. Some will be original material, others will be re-publication of existing documents with the objective of making them available to a wider audience.

Suggestions for future booklets are welcome; e-mail us at vic@spondonca.org.uk.  If you would like us to post a copy of one or both publications (either in the UK or abroad), please contact us at vic@spondonca.org.uk for further details.

The books are on sale, priced £2.50 and £3.50,  at various shops in the village centre.

Spondon Clubs and Societies 1861-2011

This is the first booklet in the series.   Edited by Reg Pugh, it includes contributions from  26 Spondon organisations - their history and current activities as well as photographs past and present. 

The Malt Shovel, Spondon

In the second of the series, David Hayes looks at the history of Spondon's oldest pub, the Malt Shovel. The book contains interviews with landlords & ladies, past and present, and looks back at the Malt Shovel long history.

Exploring Spondon: walks through Spondon's history

by Ruth Hooper and Anita Hayes, with maps by Angela Padfield.  Seven walks of between 2 and 8 miles, starting from Spondon village.

Canoes to Commuters: transport in Spondon through the ages

by Derek Hathaway.

St Werburgh's, Spondon: the history of the Parish Church of St Werburgh

by Reg Pugh

The Methodist Church, Spondon

by Christine Cameron

Spondon School 1662-1839

by Dr E J Kenedy, edited by Derek Hathaway

Spondon School 1839-1964

by Dr E J Kenedy, edited by Derek Hathaway

Spondon Goes to the Pictures

by Anita Hayes and Ruth Hooper

My Life in Spondon and other great places

by Frank Hooley 1889-1975