The first four photographs of British Celanese come from the same roll of film as the ones showing the construction of the A52 at Willowcroft Road. This means that they will date from either 1956 or 1957, as the roll (and this post) finishes with three taken on the day of the Queen’s visit to Derby. It’s been suggested that the reason her train stopped at Spondon, rather than at Derby Midland, was to allow more people to witness her visit to the town.
A view from Celanese Road looking towards Holme Lane.
The view from Spondon station.
The main site entrance.
A view of the administration block. Spondon signal box can also be seen in the distance on the left hand side.