This was Derby

A fascinating film of Derby in the mid-1960s – created by Norman Fitchett and Pear Tree Junior School. The trolley buses are still operating and one of the shots shows the (now derelict) Full Street police station.

This is Derby from MACE Archive on Vimeo.

There’s a lot that’s still recognisable today, as well as much that has disappeared.

The scenes from a very well attended cricket match at the County Ground and football at the old Baseball Ground are particularly enjoyable. I was also left wondering what happened to the Boy and Ram sculpture from the Castlefield’s Main Centre – which is now the site of the particularly ugly Westfield multi-storey car park. By the magic of t’interwebs, I tracked it down to the Riverside Gardens – where it appears to be in danger.

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