Littleover 100 Gala
This year sees the centenary of the end of the Great War and we thought it would be a great opportunity to celebrate the life of Littleover village that has grown hugely in the last 100 years. The community is very different now and we are hoping to gather together in different ways to celebrate our local history.
This would be like a village fete – held on the Glebe Land around the church halls, next to The White Swan on Normanton Lane. LMC are working with St. Peters Church who have initiated the
event and we want as many groups from across the community to pitch in and take part – holding free and fun stalls and games so that as many people as possible can join in. We currently have the local churches, some uniformed groups, Littleover Historical Society and Littleover in Bloom on board. See overleaf for ideas of how to get involved.
As part of the Littleover 100 celebrations we have organised a heritage trail of 16 sites identified around the village that have played a significant part in our history. From The Hollow to Post Office, the churches and the pubs – lots of photographs and history to share. The trail will be on display from September to November.
Heritage Trail Sites:
1. The Half Moon – The oldest pub in Littleover
2. The Post Office – Moved from one side of the road to the other
3. The Grange – Formerly a grand house and home to Rolls Royce, now home to the Freemasons
4. Littleover Shops – See how things have changed
5. Park Lane Workshops – Where the Blacksmith used to be
6. The White Swan Square – The original heart of the village and market square
7. St Peter’s Church – The oldest building and parish church
8. St Peter’s School – There’s been a school here since 1846
9. Field Farm & Old Hall Rd – One of the last functioning farms in the village
10. Littleover Baptist Church – Originally on Park Lane
11. Top of Shepherd Street – One of the first Co-Op stores in Derby
12. Cars in Littleover – See our passion for cars
13. Littleover Old Hall – Now home to the Fire & Rescue Service
14. Littleover Methodist Church – Celebrating 10 years of their ‘new’ building
15. Crich Avenue/Constable Drive junction – The start of the housing boom
16. Derby High School – Moved here from Osmaston Road in the 1950s
17. The Hollow – Iconic view of village life
For more information and to download the maps please visit the St Peter’s church site