Derby - City Centre
w/e 21 January 2018
All of this week's pictures were
taken with a Kodak DX6490
We were in Derby and here are a few images from the
We crossed Morledge from the Bus Station into East Street and
turned left into the Eagle Market building. Notice St Peter's
Church tower at the far end of East Street - we would pass that
After walking through the Eagle Market and Intu Centre we emerged
onto The Spot which has recently been redeveloped with the removal
of the public conveniences and the installation of four polished
steel rings to celebrate "Derbys engineering prowess
in this contemporary piece of public art." (link to "On The Spot")
Proceeding along St Peter's Street we passed Waterstone's Book
Shop housed in the more traditional Babington Buildings that
date from 1898 when they were a Boot and Shoe Emporium.
A little further along St Peter's Street we passed St Peter's
Church with East Street now joining from the right.
It doesn't matter how many times you go to Derby the Grade II
listed former Boots Building with its statues of four famous
Derbeians is always worth a look. Situated on the corner of East
Street and St Peter's Street it currently houses the Costa Coffee
We crossed from St Peter's Street into the Corn Market where
Derby Cathedral is prominent along Iron Gate.
Opposite St James' Street on the Corn Market is the Grade II
listed arch into Lock Up Yard which gives access to the Indoor
There's another access to the Indoor Market via the Guildhall
which we passed next in the Market Place. Derby's war memorial
stands across from the Guildhall with the Assembly Rooms on the
other side of the Market Place.
We left the Market Place and walked along Corporation Street
passing Derby City Council's headquarters, the Council House.
This took us
back to Morledge and the Eagle Market but this time we stayed
on this side of the road and returned to the Bus Station (left)
for the return journey home.
This has been only a brief look at just a few of the places around
the city centre but for a more detailed and much longer route
around Derby, I would point you in the direction of the Derby Heritage Walk on this site. One word
of warning - I put that series together between 2010 and 2012
and, like at The Spot, there have been some changes in the intervening