Evolution of local farming explored in new book

Did you know that Spondon was once home to more than 30 different farms? Early Spondon was mainly agricultural, with 95% of the population either owning, renting or labouring in the fields.

The history of farming in the area is explored in the latest book in the Spondon Archive series. It charts the evolution of farming in Spondon from the dark ages to modern times and recalls many of Spondon's former farms and their locations. You may even find that you're living in a house that once stood on some of the village's farmland!

The new book also shares memories of those local families who owned or worked on the farms too.

The title launched at the recent VIC Spring Fair event at Spondon Village Hall and is now on sale at Housley Pharmacy and Simnett Funeral Directors in the village centre, priced at £5.

Read more about the project and the other titles in the series at https://www.spondononline.co.uk/sca/spondon-archive