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The Song of Solomon. by Paul Hammond.
Communing with Culture.

Communing with Culture.

Many thanks to Paul Hammond for this essay he penned some while ago.
The library was on the other side of the park. Pocketing your tickets, two pair of stiff card pouches with clipped corners, you strode with resolute tread the path leading from one institution, the junior school, to another, the children’s library. Most days of the week when school was out you were …

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The Oakridge Allotments.

Whilst going through a file of old papers recently, I discovered a small sketch plan that my late father, Frank Cholerton, had made. It was a few seconds before I was able to recollect him drawing this little plan many years ago, when he was telling me about the allotments which once stood on the south side of Morley Road where Oakridge and Lawrence Avenue are today. It seems that in earlier years …

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The Spinning Wheel, Wood Road.
The Chaddesden Park Hotel,

The Chaddesden Park Hotel,

A public house has stood at the corner of Nottingham Road and Chaddesden Lane since 1931. During that time it has been known by many names including the Beau Brummel. However to many, including myself, it will always be the Park Hotel. It was still called the Park Hotel when we walked as a family to sit in the gardens. I had a bottle of pop and a bag of crisps, with a blue salt bag of course! There was a conservatory at the back where you could sit if it rained.

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The Jubilee Club

The Jubilee Club

From its first meeting in 2006 The Jubilee Club on Chaddesden Lane has been the home of The Chaddesden Historical Group and without the friendship and support shown to us by the Chairman, the Committee, Stewards and all the Staff we would not be enjoying the popularity that we do today.

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