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VII.   Leave the former Railway Colony and walk up Canal Street, turning to the right along London Road.

 

16. DERBY ROYAL INFIRMARY 

The Derbyshire Royal Infirmary was rebuilt in 1891 and Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone on the 21 May. The Duke of Devonshire unveiled Florence Nightingaleís statue at the DRI, on the 12 June 1914. Florence was born in Italy, on the 12th May 1820, in the city whose name she bears. On returning to England, the family moved to Lea Hurst, near to Matlock, but Florenceís mother hankered after the social whirl she had been used to and soon persuaded her husband to move south. Embley House, in Hampshire, was purchased and afterwards the family only spent the summer at Lea Hurst. 

17. NIGHTINGALE HOME 

Situated at 1 Trinity Street, and associated with the Royal Derby and Derbyshire Nursing Institution, the nursing home was also a training school for midwives and district nurses. 

 

18. LIVERSAGE ALMSHOUSES 

The 13 brick almshouses erected in 1863 were built out of the Liversage Trust, a charity set up after the death of Sir Robert Liversage, a wealthy tradesman who lived in the Parish of St Peterís in the reign of Henry VIII.  The elderly male and female residents were selected from the Parish of St Peterís by the vicar and churchwardens. A chapel and concert hall were built at the rear. 

VIII.   Cross the busy Inner Ring Road, by pedestrian crossing to the south of London Road, and continue straight ahead. After passing the top entrance to the Eagle Centre, turn to the right and go down St Peterís Street to join the Cornmarket.

 

19. ALBERT STREET 

This street name came about in the same way as Victoria Street, with the culverting of the Markeaton Brook; this time the name chosen was Albert.

  

20. CORNMARKET 

 As you enter the Cornmarket the street is noticeably wider at the bottom end where the Grain Markets used to be held before they were removed from the streets.

 IX.   Continue walking up the Cornmarket past the side entry leading to the Market Hall and the re-positioned Fish Market, ahead is the Market Place and the starting point for the walk. 

 

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PLACES TO VISIT ON THIS WALK

 Pride Park Football Stadium (0870 444 1884) the home of Derby County Football Club, provides behind the scenes tours of the stadium, which will impress the visitor whether they are a football fan or not. Please telephone for bookings and full tour details.

Royal Crown Derby Visitors Centre (01332 712800) established in 1756, now exports fine china all over the world. The Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre, shop and restaurant facilities are open to the public daily and factory tours are available during the week. 

Alvaston Park, a large attractive park, located about two miles to the south of Derby. It is linked to the city centre by a riverside path suitable for both walkers and cyclists. The path provides an important recreational route through Derby to the south.


REFRESHMENTS

Bennett's Coffee Shop (01332 344261) situated on the right hand side, part way up Iron Gate. Set in a pleasant galleried location, towards the rear of the main shop. Teas and coffee served daily, as well as a delicious range of pastries and traditional meals.


 

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A SELECTION OF FEATURES ON THIS WEBSITE

 

Derby Historical Notes

Derby Heritage Walk 1

Derby Heritage Walk 2

Derby Heritage Walk 3

Derby Wildlife Walks

Derby Pubs

Derby Pub Challenge

PLACES TO VISIT

Derby Cathedral

St Mary's Bridge Chapel

Derby Museums     New

Little Chester Heritage Centre     New

EVENTS

Derby Events Calendar 2006

Derby Cathedral Events 2006

Let's go wild in Derby 2007 - Events

Derby at Christmas    Updated

ENTERTAINMENT - WHAT'S ON

Metro Cinema     New

Derby Ghost Walks    New

SUBURBS

Allestree

Allestree Walk

Chellaston

Chellaston Walk

Darley Abbey

Darley Abbey Walk

Markeaton

Markeaton Walk

Mickleover

Mickleover Walk

Spondon

Spondon Walk