Many years ago I used to play on the site of the disused Derby Canal which now forms part of the A52 between Derby and Nottingham, known locally as Brian Clough Way. I don't go back far enough to recall boat traffic on the canal, but I do have an interest in the history and the route and, along with many others, hope that one day it can be restored in some way shape or form.
Sorting through items at my Mums the other day I came across some old school books she had put away for safe keeping in an old chest. She kept absolutely everything, but on looking through some of the books, I came across this entry which I wrote aged 9. I've never been any good at artistic things, but I am quite proud of the picture of the 'Chaddesden Queen'.
|A bit of a history lesson !!|