Old Derby & Derbyshire Photographs by Bri
This page features old pictures that were supplied by
Derby resident Bri.
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All of the images on this page have been scanned in from old photos supplied to me by Bri.
I would like to thank him for supplying them to me so we can all share the old memories.

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Photo Description : The old pop cinema
Image Reference No. : DP-OLDBRCOL-01
Date of photo : Summer 1994
Other Information : This building on Mill Street was originally a cinema which opened in August 1928. Later it became the Talk of the Midlands Club where you could see top acts like Bill Haley and the Comets perform. In 1981 it was converted to Gossips nightclub then it was owned by the Derby Students Union and is called The Riverside Health Club. Then finally in Feb 2003 it was demolished and today has been replaced with 24 two bedroom apartments called Westgate.
Photo Description : Allenton - before the Spider bridge
Image Reference No. : DP-OLDBRICOL-02
Original photo supplied to me by : Bri
Approx Date of photo : Mid/late 1960's
This photo was taken in Allenton before the Spider Bridge was built. You can see the Mitre Hotel on the corner, A red number 23 double-decker Trent bus is approaching from Derby town centre. The orange car waiting in the foreground is a Viva.
Photo Description : Eagle Street - before the Eagle Centre was built
Image Reference No. : DP-OLDBRICOL-03
Original photo supplied to me by : Bri
Approx Date of photo : late 1960's
This photo shows the Spot end of London Road as viewed from Eagle Street. The Eagle Centre (built 1970-1975) now covers Eagle Street. At the time this photo was taken, the wooden hut on the left was used by the car park attendant, as this waste ground was a temporary car park. The Odeon Cinema can be seen as well as the Neptune pub.
Photo Description : Derby Market Place
Image Reference No. : DP-OLDBRICOL-04
Original photo supplied to me by : Bri
Approx Date of photo : 1960's
This postcard by Lilywhite Ltd, Brighouse shows a busy Derby Market place in the 1960's. The view today has not changed that much. Saint Alkmunds spire can be seen to the left of the Cathedral. The Barlow and Taylor building in the centre was in 1925. The next building to the right was The Wine Vaults built in 1734 demolished in 1970 to make way for the Derby Assembly rooms.
Photo Description : Saint Andrews Church, London Road, Derby
Image Reference No. : DP-OLDBRICOL-05
Original photo supplied to me by : Bri
Approx Date of photo : 1970
This rare photo shows the former St Andrews Church during demolition. Today the site is occupied by St Andrews house.
The church was built as a "railway church" between 1864-66, It was designed by George Gilbert Scott. The expansion of the railways and its employees necessitated it and the Midland Railway contributed greatly to the building fund. There was also St Andrews school to the right of it (as viewed from London road) which was built in 1869. In this photo we can see it in the final stages of demolision in 1970.

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