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Added Monday, 3rd June 2019
In researching the Spondon Archive book on war memorials, we confirmed that the land which is now South Avenue recreation ground, then called Horse Croft, was bought with donations from the village as a war memorial. It was handed over to the Parish Council in 1922 and is now maintained by the City... [Read more]
Added Sunday, 24th February 2019
After the publication of the latest Spondon Archive book, we were contacted by a descendant of  James Wareing. It soon became clear that the information in the book was the "wrong" James Wareing. With help from the Derbyshire War Memorials project team, we have now found the right one... [Read more]
Added Sunday, 20th January 2019
We have several new books about Spondon in the pipeline, at least one of which we hope to publish later this year.But there are two, for which we could do with some help.We have had two people working on a book about the pubs and clubs of Spondon that will complement the existing one about the Malt... [Read more]
Added Friday, 14th December 2018
These have now been researched by two local volunteers; more details are here. [Read more]
Added Wednesday, 12th December 2018
First prize in the shop window competition has gone to Cherry Tree Framers, with Shoe Stop Footwear second and Mark Davis Optician third. Our congratulations to them and to all the businesses who have helped to make Spondon centre so attractive this year. Thanks also to Ladybower Beaver colony who d... [Read more]
Added Tuesday, 13th November 2018
Published to coincide with the centenary of the Armistice, the latest Archive book is called "Spondon Remembers: the war memorials of Spondon" by Derek Hathaway. More details can be found here. [Read more]
Added Thursday, 8th November 2018
The Community Council has agreed that Hall hire rates will be increased slightly from the beginning of 2019, because of rising costs. Further details are available here. [Read more]
Added Tuesday, 17th July 2018
As you are probably aware, Spondon is now being run as a Community Managed Library under the auspices of Direct Housing Advice.It is hoped to extend the current opening hours, particularly to include Saturdays, but to do that additional volunteers are needed. If you think you may be able to help, or... [Read more]
Added Thursday, 28th June 2018
Printed versions of the Safari prorganmne can now be found at three locations in Spondon. The event listing also gives details of where they can be found on the weekend itself. [Read more]
Added Friday, 22nd June 2018
DHA have announced the initial opening hours of Spondon Library from Monday 25th June:Monday               10.00am – 4.30pmTuesday               10.00am... [Read more]