Local History Website Links for Spondon

We gathered together a selection of websites and webpages containing information about the history of Spondon. To suggest an additional website, please get in touch.

Spondon Historical Society
The historical society meet monthly in the Village Hall and have a wealth of information about the history of Spondon and the surrounding area. You can contact them on Derby 678781 or attend their monthly meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month (7:30pm). The society also now has its own website which is plans to eventually turn into fascinating online archive of local historical photos, documents and other material.

a village remembered
A Village Remembered
In 1998, former Spondonian Ken Porter put together his fabulous site detailing the history of Spondon. This is the one of the most comprehensive sites you will find relating to the village and is a fascinating, detailed and personal account of the village's past. Ken sadly passed away in March 2012 but his memories of Spondon will long live on in these fascinating web pages.

Memories of Spondon
Digitaise version of the 1989 book by Spondon resident Guy Brighouse, recounting his memories of Spondon throughout the 20th Century.

Local Reading
A list of books about Spondon, surrounding areas and it's local history is available from the Spondon Community Association website.

Marriages at Spondon
Digitised parish register detailing Spondon marriages from 1653 to 1812.

A collection of valuable links and transcripts from genealogy website Genuki.

Spondon - Years Ago
A fascinating and recommended typescript of a lecture given by a George Wright in 1913, recounting some personal reminiscences of Spondon dating back to the early 1800's.

Spondon Families and War memorials
More Spondon links and transcripts from genealogy website Rootsweb.

Vision of Britain
Spondon section of the Lottery-funded local history website from the Great Britain Historical GIS Project.

Picture the Past
The North East Midlands photographic archive featuring over a hundred old photos of Spondon.

Bygone Derbyshire
A local history website from the Derby Evening Telegraph where you can add your own memories and photos of Spondon, Derby and Derbyshire.

Read more about the history of Spondon:

  • A brief history of Spondon
  • The Homestead
  • Locko Park
  • Spondon War Heroes
  • Spondon World War II Stories
  • The Story of Enoch Stone
  • And also at Ken Porter's excellent and highly recommended

  • "A Village Remembered" website