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Queen Street Area
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Siddals Road
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Sowter Road
Stores Road
St Mary's Chapel
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St Mary's Goods Yard 1
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St Peters Street
Toyota Burnaston
Victoria Street
Wyvern Centre


Around the City

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Becket Street
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Derby Canal
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Duke Street
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Green Lane
Iron Gate

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Sadler Gate Area
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St James Street
St Mary's Chapel
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St Mary's Gate
St Peters Church Yard

St Peters Street
Vernon Street
Wardwick / Victoria St

West End
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Derby Suburbs

Allestree Park
Alvaston Park

Breadsall page 1
Breadsall page 2

Chaddesden page 1
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Chaddesden page 3

Chaddesden page 4
Chaddesden Wood
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Chester Green page 3

Darley Abbey
Duffield page 1
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Duffield page 3
Elvaston Castle
Kings Newton
Locko Park
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Melbourne page 1
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Melbourne page 3
Mickleover page 1
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Mickleover page 3
Oakwood page 1
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Ockbrook page 1
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West End
Wilmorton page 1

Wilmorton page 2

Peak District

B29 Crash Site
Cressbrook Dale
Curbar Edge
Deep Dale
Derwent Edge
Kinder Scout
Lathkill Dale
Mam Tor
Monsal Dale

Win Hill


Stores road
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Stores Road / Sir Frank Whittle Way, underwent quite an expansion in the late 80's early 90's with many buildings being constructed, the growth in the area was probably sparked off by Williams Holdings decision to build there HQ in Derby, near to the Pentagon Island, these pictures are taken around that time.

These pictures were originally taken on 35mm slide film.


Williams Holdings Prestigous HQ


Sir Nigel Rudd was born in Derby in 1947 and was educated at Bemrose Grammar School, Sir Nigel became chairman of Cardiff-based W. Williams and Son in 1982 and during this time his company bought the Leys Malleable Casting Company, soon afterwards he changed the name to Williams Holdings.

When he was the Chairman of Williams Holdings, they became industry leaders from there Derby HQ, they owned flagship brands such as Chubb, Kidde and Yale.

It was quite a coup for the City of Derby to steal a prestigious name away from the traditional base of London, maybe this was do to Sir Nigel's connections with the City and possibly it made more economic sense to base here

His HQ was certainly an impressive structure back in 1985, sadly the group is being sold off and scaled down and may yet leave its home in Derby.


The picture above left is looking down Stores Road towards the Pentagon Island, note the vast open spaces! and the picture above right is also looking towards the Pentagon Island but is is taken from the Racecourse side of Sir Frank Whittle Road

General site clearance opposite

Looking towards Barclays Banking Centre


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