Long Eaton Town Walk
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Part 08 - West Park to Derby Road
w/e 16 December 2018
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

Information for this series has been sourced from various places including the"Long Eaton Centenary Town Trail" leaflet (CTT) and the"Long Eaton Townscape Heritage Initiative" booklet (THI).

Picking up the route at the Bandstand in West Park where we ended Part 07, we could have walked directly across the grass to the wall at Long Eaton Cemetery but by following the path instead we were able to get a view of Trent College.

Trent College

The College sits in its own grounds and was founded as an independent boarding school for boys in 1868 by Francis Wright of Nottingham. Wright came from a banking family and the school was originally modelled on Repton School in South Derbyshire.

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Cemetery Wall

From the view of the College, the path continues along Part 04 of the Tree Trail passing bowling greens to eventually reach the cemetery wall which presents a view of Harrington Mill that dominates the eastern boundary of the cemetery.

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Harrington Mill

We entered the cemetery through a small gate in the wall. The Mill was built in 1885 and is 168m long and we shall see more of the Mill in a later part when we reach Leopold Street.

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Gravestones

Continuing through the cemetery however the CTI leaflet invites visitors to "saunter among the grandiose Victorian and Edwardian gravestones" and you have to admit some of them are quite impressive.

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Chapel of Rest

The Chapel of Rest in the cemetery is a Grade II listed building that was built in 1889 to a design by William Knight of Nottingham and features a porte-cochère, a roofed shelter for funeral cars.

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Cemetery Gates

An avenue of lime trees leads to the main gates to the cemetery which too are Grade II listed. The gates and piers have recently been restored together with the chapel with the benefit of some THI funding.

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Lime Grove

Lime Grove itself from the cemetery gates to Derby Road has also been the beneficiary of THI funding which enable resurfacing, replacement of some trees and the reinstatement of some railings.

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Keith Hall

The funding also helped with the reinstatement of the wall and the provision of a gate and other repairs to Keith Hall's (hairdressing) Training Academy on the corner of Lime Grove and Derby Road.

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Bethel Chapel

I have a confession to make here as I should have turned left when reaching Derby Road for a picture of the former Bethel Chapel on the corner of King Street But instead turned right. I have therefore "borrowed" the above image © JThomas (cc-by-sa/2.0) until I return to Long Eaton to replace it with one of my own.

The Bethel Chapel on the corner of King Street was built in 1903/04 in the Art Nouveau Gothic style as a Pentecostal church by E Ridgeway and is now Grade II listed. The chapel has previously been known as the Elim Pentecostal Church and the Bethel Methodist Church but is now the Oasis Christian Centre.

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Shop Front

Returning along Derby Road to Lime Grove we find almost opposite No. 58 which has a smart new shop front again provided along with other repairs by a THI grant.

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