The Derbeian Magazine Summer 2018

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Contents

Summer 2018

4 Really Useful Gardens

Your guide to the essential jobs in your garden

7 Vanilla Butterfly

Interior designer or interior stylist?

9 Scarsdale Vets

An experienced team of veterinary nurses offering

a wide range of advice and services

10 DEKM Accountants

Inheritance Tax on Property (IHT)

13 Derby County Football Club

A grand history, 1924 – 1955

14 Derby in the 1960’s

A decade of revolution

20 Else Solicitors

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planning your retirement or worth remembering that not all equity income

already enjoying your silver funds are the same. Some are be ter for income,

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working harder. Yet in the current financial return investors through the reinvestment

climate, it can be difficult to know how to of income. St. James’s Place offers a range of

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living costs are just some of the consequences. particularly with cautious investors. At

But perhaps most significantly, cash savers in St. James’s Place we firmly subscribe to the view

bank and building society deposits have been that a diversified fixed interest strategy with

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that no one asset class is the panacea. With

of income have realised that they must

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well-managed portfolio which

look beyond traditional cash deposits. Commercial property fel the fu l e fects of the

credit crunch and the fall in property values blends a range of asset classes remains the most

History shows that investing in equities, or left many investors nursing significant losses. suitable strategy for investors to satisfy their

shares, has provided investors with a better But again, history suggests that commercial longer-term income needs.

chance of outpacing inflation over the long property has a place in a portfolio for income

term versus other asset classes, particularly investors. Its long-term track record is strong At St. James’s Place we believe that

if the shares are able to increase the dividend and, importantly, it o fers returns that are our ability to tailor solutions to an

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of increasing dividend payments could asset classes (equities, corporate bonds and good hands.

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commercial property) does not provide the

security of capital which is characteristic of a The value of an investment with St. James’s

With dividend payouts on the turn, the outlook deposit account with a bank or building society. Place wi l be directly linked to the performance

for equity income funds could also be on the up. The value of capital, and income from it, can of the funds you select and the value can

Equity income funds have a strong track record fa l as we l as rise and you may not get back the therefore go down as we l as up. You may get

for delivering attractive, sustainable income original amount invested.

back less than you invested.

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THE Derbeian | Summer 2018

The Garden Whisper

Your guide to the essential

jobs in your garden this season

Hello and welcome to the summer edition of The Garden Whisper. It’s a gentle

reminder, a little nudge, a whisper in your ear that reminds you of what you need

to be doing in your garden – now.

So, it’s SUMMER. Summer,

in gardening terms happens

between 1st June and 31st August.

It’s the season when we reap the

rewards of our gardening efforts

– our gardens fill with colour and

floral fragrances – think of roses,

honeysuckle, and jasmine and

the kitchen garden provides us

with salad leaves, vegetables and summer fruits like

blackcurrants, strawberries and raspberries.

The main garden tasks during summer are weeding,

watering, mowing grass, monitoring for pests and

diseases, and dead heading. If you have a kitchen

garden you will also be harvesting – which can take

up quite a chunk of time.

It’s also the time of year when we go on holiday,

leaving our garden to its own devices for a week or

two. It’s really important to have a plan in place for

watering if you grow lots of vegetables and fruit and/

or plants in containers. Plants in containers need

more watering effort than other plants because their

roots are confined. If you grow tomatoes, they need

regular water to avoid blossom end rot so it is really

important to make arrangements for watering while

you’re away. Here’s a quick guide to the main tasks:

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So, what should you be doing now?

Here’s a quick guide to the main tasks:

General Tasks

Watering

Mowing

Feeding

Weeding

Raising New

Plants

sowing seeds, taking

cuttings, growing on

Pruning/

trimming

Monitoring

for pests and

diseases

Early Summer - June Mid Summer - July Late Summer - August

Water regularly – especially plants in

containers.

Plant out plants raised from seed

(including veg) and herbaceous plants.

Mow grass regularly (unless you

have a wild flower meadow or patch).

If you have allowed Dandelions to

flower to feed the bees, remove the

spent flowers before they seed.

Start to feed tomatoes once they

form flowers. (Twice weekly with a

high potassium feed).

Continue to make succession

sowings of things like parsley, basil,

coriander.

Take soft tip cuttings of perennials

like Penstemon.

Cut back spring flowering shrubs

that have flowered e.g. Forsythi.

In late June trim Montana clematis

if needed.

Trim box hedges. (Leave other

hedges until the bird nesting season

has finished).

Thin apples if necessary.

Protect new shoots from slugs and

snails (use organic slug pellets).

Monitor for aphids and wash off

with water.

Monitor for sawfly (especially on

gooseberries and currants. Pick off

as soon as you see them.

Apply nematodes for slug control

every six weeks.

Deadhead as necessary.

Keep watering and feeding plants

that need it.

Trim herbs regularly to promote fresh

growth.

Make liquid feed from comfrey

leaves.

Keep weeding.

Take cuttings from Hydrangea (stems

that haven’t flowered), Rosemary

(heel cuttings work best).

Sow biennials like foxgloves,

honesty, sweet rocket.

Prune Wisteria by taking off all the

long whippy growth back to 3 buds

from the framework.

Continue to be vigilant and take

action when needed.

In particular look out for blight on

potatoes and outdoor tomatoes. and

Black Fly on Broad Beans.

If you discover blight, remove

infected plants and burn them.

Keep deadheading.

Cut wild flower meadows and leave

seeds on ground.

Top up ponds if needed (with rain

water).

Remove old strawberry leaves.

Carry on weeding!

Take semi ripe cuttings of shrubs.

Pot up strawberry runners.

Trim hedges.

Summer Prune apples and cordon

fruit.

Prune cherries and plums

(inc damsons).

Apply Nemasys to control Vine

Weevil.

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If you’re in need of help, guidance, inspiration, ideas or

anything else related to your garden, she can help.

She offers a range of guidance and consultation

packages – including bespoke maintenance plans –

that help you to overcome overwhelm and confusion

and get confidently into action. She also teaches

courses and workshops. She is based in Belper. If you’d

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My only limit is

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I often hear the following “I would

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At Vanilla Butterfly, I utilize the

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the majority of upholstery projects personally, but I

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colorful portfolio ranges from magazine editorials to

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I enjoyed working with H S SAMUEL in particular, on their

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Whilst both professions are very similar,

most people are more commonly aware

of Interior Designers. In brief an Interior

Designer deals heavily with structural

alterations: removing walls and consulting

with architects to create a complete home

package from the ground up.

As an Interior Stylist I concentrate on

dressing a space, making sure that it is

both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

Choosing to paint or wallpaper or even

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I procure accessories, furniture and up-cycle

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I keep the process authentic by Creating bespoke art

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Dog friendly I know because we have taken our dog there after a good stroll in Darley Park, unlike most

local pubs that won’t accept mans best friend.

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Inheritance Tax

on Property (IHT)

In April 2017 the

Government introduced

a new allowance for

individuals owning

residential property

known as the Residents

Nil-Rate Band (RNRB).

This new allowance means you

will be able to pass on an extra

£175,000 free of tax on your death

but crucially, you’ll only get the

extra tax-free allowance if when

you die your estate includes

your main residence. The new

allowance is being phased in

over several years up to 2020/21

as follows:

Tax

Year

Nil- Rate

Band

The Basics

Every Person can pass on

£325,000 before their heirs pay

inheritance tax, which is 40% on

everything above that amount.

This is called the Inheritance tax

“Nil- Rate Band”.

Residents

Nil-Rate Band

Married Couples and

Civil Partnerships

If you are married or in a civil partnership

then you can inherit any unused

allowance from your husband, wife or

civil partner. This means that married

couples and civil partners can pass on

up to £650,000 free of tax.

Estate including Property

Most estates include residential

property and due to the increase

in property prices over the last

few years the government made

a pledge before the 2015 General

Election to raise the IHT threshold

to one million pounds.

Total for

Individuals

Total for

couples

2017/18 £325,000 £100,000 £425,000 £850,000

2018/19 £325,000 £125,000 £450,000 £900,000

2019/20 £325,000 £150,000 £475,000 £950,000

2020/21 £325,000 £175,000 £500,000 £1,000,000

Who can inherit the

property tax-free?

The rules associated with the relief

state that only “Direct Descendants”

of people who have died can

benefit from the new allowance.

Direct Descendants are described

as:

Children, Grandchildren, Great-

Grandchildren together with their

spouses or civil partners

Stepchildren, Adopted Children,

Foster Children and children who

were under the guardianship of

the people passing on the estate.

This means that siblings, nephews,

nieces and other relatives will not

benefit from the new allowance if

a home is passed on to them.

Main Residence

The RNRB applies to only one

home, it must be included in your

estate (owned at the date of death)

and you need to have lived in it at

some stage in your life.

If you own more than one property,

which has been your home at

some time, then your executor can

nominate which property can be

used against the RNRB.

Estates over £2 Million

If you have an estate over

£2,000,000 then the amount

of the Residents Nil Rate Band

is reduced. For every £2 your

estate is over £2,000,000 then

the allowance is reduced by £1.

So for an individual the allowance

will be lost if the Estate is over

£2,250,000 during 2018/19.

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What happens if

I downsize

One of the benefits of the

inheritance tax changes is that

people who have sold their

main home after 8 July 2015

and bought a cheaper property

can still benefit from the new

allowance providing some of

the estate is inherited by the

deceased’s direct descendants.

The relief is also available if you

decide to sell your home and

then rent a property, but the relief

is frozen at the time of disposal.

These rules are particularly

complicated and have been

criticised by Institute of Chartered

Accountants.

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Derby County

Football Club:

A Grand History, 1924 - 1955

In the first article about the history of

Derby County we left off with Jimmy

Methven leaving the club as manager

in 1922, the first article should have

covered the clubs’ history from 1884

-1924 but ended in 1922 so I’m starting

this article from 1922 sorry for any

confusion caused. Cecil Potter formally

manager of Hartlepool United picked

up the gauntlet from Methven bringing

Hartlepool defenders Tom Crilly and

Harry Thoms with him.

The Rams almost made history

during Potter’s first season when

he led them all the way to FA Cup

Semi-Final sadly The Rams lost to

West Ham United 5 – 2 on March

24th, thus missing out on playing

in the 1923 ‘White Horse’ FA Cup

Final, March 24th Held at Wembley

for the first time. The 1923 FA Cup

Final was known as the ‘White

Horse’ FA Cup Final because a

White Metropolitan Police horse

named Billy was used to restore

order after a huge pitch invasion

before kick-off.

Derby finished third for two

successive seasons when both

times they should have secured

a top-two spot and promotion.

George Jobey became the

manager for DCFC in the summer

of 1925 and bought DCFC back

to top-flight, after signing Harry

Bedford from Blackpool F.C.

Jobey’s first season marked

the beginning of a great season

in DCFC’s history as a host of

international class footballers

Joined the team. Players Barkers,

Bowes and Crooks were signed

for a few hundred pounds all

became England Internationals.

Port Vales Tommy Cooper (known

as Snowy due to his hair colour)

and later became England’s

captain in 1934 and was the 58th

player to captain England’s team.

Ike Keen who played for Newcastle

was also signed for £150 And went

on to win full England honours.

At this time Harry Wilkes was Goal

Keeper at this time later followed

by Jack Kirby.

Image of programme form the 1923 ‘White

Horse FA Cup Semi-final Image supplied: by

Andy Ellis at The Derby County Collection.

Image of George Jobey Image supplied: by

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Continued on page 32...

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THE Derbeian | Summer 2018

The 1960s was a decade of revolution – in politics, in music, architecture

and fashion. There were the Beatles, mini-skirts, psychedelic colours,

mods, rockers, hippies, and of course the beehive hairdo. Unfortunately,

the Beatles never performed in Derby, although there is a rumour they

once stopped for a meal here at The Upper Deck Café in the bus station.

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Another rising star of the 1960s, Cliff Richard,

did perform here though - at the Gaumont

Cinema on London Road in 1960. The

Gaumont was just one of Derby’s many

cinemas - one of its town centre rivals was

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By the 1960s reinforced

concrete had become the

town planner’s construction

material of choice, and the

ideal material with which to

express the new trend for

high-rise living. Derby didn’t

escape unscathed, but was

(perhaps fortunately) slightly

behind the curve, with only

two high-rise residential

developments to our name –

at Bath St and the DRI nurses

accommodation.

During this period entire

streets of dilapidated

terraced housing were

demolished during phases

of ‘slum clearance’, and

were rebuilt with low-rise

flats and maisonettes,

as was the case with

Brook Street and the

surrounding area.

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Another major development for Derby in the 60s was

the building of the inner ring road to cater for everexpanding

levels of car ownership. Unfortunately St.

Alkmund’s church [photo 6] was stood in the way of

Progress, being demolished in 1968 to make way for the

new road. The fate of the church was possibly not what

the three children of Rev. J.S. Owen had hoped for in

1890 (see image), but demolition did lead to the amazing

discovery of a beautifully carved stone sarcophagus,

thought to have once held the remains of the 8th century

Northumbrian King: Saint Alkmund himself.

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Change was also occurring in the way

that we shopped. Pedestrianisation was

still a long way off and small retailers were

beginning to lose out to the growing might

of the supermarket, large-scale department

stores such as Ranby’s and the attractive,

traffic-free new shopping precincts at

Beckett’s Well (Duckworth Square) and

Castlefields (Main Centre).

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Summer 2018 | THE Derbeian

Derby’s markets continued to thrive

throughout the 1960s though: at the Market

Hall, and at Cockpit Hill on the Morledge.

These were loud and bustling places, full of

character. Talking of character, we’d love to

know if the chap in the top hat with his back

to the photographer is the semilegendary

market trader ‘Mad Harry.’ If you recognise

him please contact the library.

Visit Derby Local Studies and Family History Library to find out more

about the 1960s in Derby or browse our online archive, Derby’s History

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Why do I need a Lasting

Power of Attorney?

A ‘Lasting Power of Attorney’ (or LPA)

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or more people (the ‘attorneys’) to help

make decisions for somebody who may

not be in a position to do so. The term is

traditionally associated with a person

in the latter stages of life who may be

unable to make rationale and coherent

decisions for themselves. And statistics

from the ‘Office of the Public Guardian’

confirm this, with the average age for

people making a LPA being 73.

But why should somebody who

is much younger than this and

in seemingly good mental and

physical health need to worry

about an LPA? It may well be a

cliché, but most clichés tend to

be born from the truth and in the

case of LPA’s ‘you never know

what is round the corner’. Take this

situation for example.

Jenny is a single parent, and she

has two children aged 9 and 11.

She lives on her own with her

children, works and is eligible for

tax credits. She has two siblings

and her parents are still alive, but

she manages her finances alone.

Without warning Jenny falls ill

with a mystery virus, which results

in her spending several weeks

unconscious in hospital. Her

family rally round her to help look

after the children, but who can

manage her finances whilst she is

unconscious? Who has authority to

contact and deal with her employer,

HMRC for tax credits and run her

bank accounts to ensure that utility

bills and payments concerning her

house are dealt with?

The answer is no-one unless she has

a Lasting Power of Attorney in place.

Without a Lasting Power of

Attorney in place, the family’s only

answer is to apply to the Court

of Protection for a Court Order

giving someone authority to deal

with her finances. And that won’t

necessarily be the person Jenny

would have chosen herself.

In this particular case, fortunately

Jenny regained consciousness

before the Court needed to

be contacted and was able to

then execute a Lasting Power of

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manage her financial affairs whilst

she recovered in hospital.

It is important to remember that it

is not only the elderly who fall ill,

or who might have an accident.

We have heard of similar

circumstances arising for younger

married couples where one

spouse has all the accounts in their

name alone. If that person is then

involved in an accident, despite

being married, their spouse will

not have authority to access the

finances unless a Lasting Power

of Attorney is in place.

So what are the benefits of an LPA

– you get to choose who helps you

with these decisions, or manages

your finances.

Don’t forget – to get the right

advice from a solicitor before

making an LPA. Although there

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a large number of applications

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because the forms have not been

completed correctly, or details are

missing. A solicitor will also make

sure you are absolutely clear as

to the extent and the limits of the

authority your Attorneys will have.

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Yolanda is a paralegal

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She has developed her legal

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She lives and breathes rugby following her home

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Burton Rugby Club Mini Juniors as well as playing

for the Burton Ladies Squad. She is soon to also be

manager of a new Under 11s girl’s team. She spends

her free time reading and swimming, as well enjoying

movies starring Tom Hardy her favourite actor, and

spending time with family and friends.

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I contacted Yolanda Ride at Else

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and distributed the estate under

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introduced me to a trusted

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invest the inheritance in order to

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and a pension.

I was really pleased with the

level of service and advice

Yolanda had provided, so when

she suggested that it would be

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This is where she had made such

a difference. Not understanding

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Will writing, I had used a nonlegally

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an understatement. I was quite

shocked as to how much it had not

considered the impact of my death

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Thankfully, Yolanda has re-drafted

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THE Derbeian | Summer 2018

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Derby County Football Club: A Grand History, 1924 - 1955

Continued from page 13.

the announcement that England

and France were at war with

Germany. The last pre-war match

to take place at the Baseball

ground was played on September

2nd, 1939 against Aston Villa,

The Rams still didn’t achieve a

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curse could possibly be true.

The Rams started up again in

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The Rams had some success

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during a German air raid. The

Germans had used a copy of a

1930’s postcard to locate their

position as they were trying to

bomb the nearby Rolls-Royce

factory. The stand was not repaired

until after the war, but some fans

took a risk by watching some of the

games from this stand, particularly

those in the FA Cup run in 1945-46.

Also, in 1941 Jobey was banned

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guilty for making illegal payments

and inducements to prospective

players (‘bungs’ as it is more

commonly known). Jobey was the

longest serving Derby manager

ever and as a player, was the first

Arsenal player to score at their new

stadium, Highbury. After the war,

his ban was commuted he became

an unofficial advisor throughout the

successful cup run in 1946.

Image of programme form the 1923 ‘White

Horse FA Cup Semi-final Image supplied: by

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Things were looking up for the

Rams, they were Division runnersup

in the 1929/30 season, FA

cup finalists in 1933 and division

runners-up again in the 1935/36

season. Bowers scored 37 goals

in 1930/31 breaking the record

Bowers surfed a serious injury in

1934. Chick Musson from Kilburn

joined the team in 1936, he was

known for his ferocious tackling

and short stature, he played with

the team in the 1946 FA Cup

Final The Rams were the only

professional team Musson played

for and sadly in 1954 Musson

Died from leukaemia at the age

of 34.During the 1930’s The Rams

were one of England leading

clubs, yet they didn’t win any

major honours during this time.

Sadly, on September 3rd, 1939

Neville Chamberlain broadcast

Top: Image of Copy

of postcard the

Germans used to

find their target .

Bottom: image of the

damaged end of The

Osmaston End of

the Baseball Ground

Images supplied:

by Andy Ellis at

The Derby County

Collection

Continued on page 50...

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was the power of the Magic Word

wot dunnit.

“Jaguar!” he exclaimed in an

emotional voice.

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“Grab your coat and grab your hat”

I ordered. “Leave your worries in

the dishwasher. Follow me for the

experience of a lifetime.”

The car in question could not be

seen immediately - being partly

hidden behind the wheelie

bins. Only once we were up

close and personal was its true

splendour disclosed.

“That, dear neighbour” I said, “Is the

Jaguar F Pace”.

He fell silent. If a picture is worth a

thousand words then the F Pace

R Sport all-wheel-drive 8 speed

automatic at £44,460 is, in reality,

worth a thousand Andy Warhols.

(Had that great champion of modern

consumerist imagery ever turned his

lithographic machines to the task of

celebrating the Jaguar motor car).

Or to put it simply: this is a Jaguar

SUV to blow away the opposition.

What it brings to the table is Jaguar

performance and refinement

coupled with SUV practicality.

Success is achieved via the most

advanced engineering. Lightweight

aluminium underpinnings guarantee

strength and security while enhancing

through weight benefits, performance

There’s nothing fake about this

cars eagerness. It just wants to go!

and economy. The 4 cylinder 250PS

2.0 petrol engine can propel it to

135mph yet return 38.2mpg.

Computer systems get the best out

of the driver whatever the style of

driving but never at the expense

of that all-important ‘feel’ that

distinguishes a ‘drivers car’

from a dullards dream motor.

Some drivers will want to do

their homework - the better to

comprehend the cleverness behind

such things as ‘Adaptive Dynamics’,

‘Configurable Dynamics’, ‘All Surface

Progress Controls’ together with

other systems.

Of course, there is the expected

range of engines and transmissions

allowing selection according to

that delightful balance of purse

and purpose.

Some, like Alexander

Winstone, will just want

to go along for a great

ride - marvelling at the

silk glove smoothness

while enjoying a powerful

punch of performance: the hallmark

of Jaguar.

My neighbour was itching

to get behind the wheel but

insurance and safety issues

prevented that. An extensive ride

alleviated his disappointment as

I put my foot down.

“Gosh!” He cried. “There’s nothing

fake about this cars eagerness.

It just wants to go!”

“You want to go?” I responded.

“Yes” came the reply. “I want to go

and buy one now.”

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MG ZS

Exclusive Automatic

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Every once in a while in a dreary world of anodyne

automobiles a chink of light shines through the eternal

gloom to remind you that you are not just the driver of

a bland mobility podule but a ‘motorist’ once again.

“Every once in a while in a dreary

world of anodyne automobiles a

chink of light shines through the

eternal gloom to remind you that

you are not just the driver of a bland

mobility podule but a ‘motorist’

once again.

There are many faces to motoring

pleasure. And when the face in

question has a familiar look it’s

even more pleasurable. Motorists

of Britain rightly revere traditional

marques - more so in todays

globalised world of motor

manufacturing. Brand

loyalty reflects a

belief in continuity of

dependable purpose.

Pleasure taken not

only for the sake

of it, but also as

a requirement in

order to perpetuate

motoring passions that

go back a long way.

Few brands are so

productive of smiles

per mile as MG. The

sporting pedigree once pitched

at the young enthusiast has yet

survived the turmoils of time and

today is represented by cars

pitched at enthusiasts of all ages

who retain a young-at-heart zest

for vivacious velocity.

Heads might shake at the thought

of an MG ZS compact SUV but only

a short acquaintance is needed

to convince one that the octagon

badge has found a new and

appropriate home.

And so it was that I advanced upon

a car that gleamed with all the

lustre of promise. Recognisable at

once as a compact SUV with all the

capability that implies, it stood out

from the crowd for two immediate

reasons. First the singularity of

individualistic purpose evident in

its striking design. Second, that

evocative badge: a defiant signifier

if you wish, of proper credentials,

like a suit from Jeeves and Hawkes

or brogues by Crockett and Jones.

A quick glance around the cabin

resulted in instant approval.

There’s class-leading space for

driver and passengers and a very

large boot. It has a quality solid

feel and there’s a level of detailing

and range of impressive features

you wouldn’t expect to find on a

car of this size and price. To cap

it all there’s an industry leading

7 year warranty.

It’s well equipped with all the usual

electronic wizardry and a dash or

more of deft design has embelished

the usual dispositions of switchgear,

storage and controls with

stylishness that is both up to date

and yet redolent of old fashioned

virtues. All round visibility is good

and it’s easy to place the car when

manoeuvring.

Tested as a top specification

Exclusive Auto variant at £ 17,495

(The range starts from just £12,495)

this car came with a comprehensive

load of kit that would cost a fortune

on rivals. MGs seem to come with

‘Extras’ as standard.

MG cars were traditionally sporty

and that remains the story behind

the wheel. The 110 bhp 3 cylinder

turbo 1.0 GDI petrol engine

developed in partnership with

General Motors that drives through

a 6 speed automatic gearbox is

truly remarkable. (A 1.5 diesel with

a 5 speed manual gearbox is also

available). Perky and delightfully

smooth it doesn’t offer steroidgobbling

muscle power - but it’s

all the better for it. There’s enough

performance for fun up to 112mph

and the 44.9 mpg claimed overall

economy is what you get easily.

Very commendable in these days of

gross exaggeration.

Chassis and suspension offer

precise control with a feel for the

road but not at the expense of

comfort. Three power-assisted

steering modes - Urban, Normal

and Dynamic - are designed to

give the driver complete control

over the ride, creating that nimble

and adaptive driving experience

that you would expect from this

historic brand.

For the stringback driving glove

types for whom sportiness is all,

there will never be a car so perfect

as one that shakes out fillings while

storming along to the pub, but

the MG ZS is not that car. Some

elements of yesteryear are better

consigned to history. For a livelier

approach to practical SUV motoring,

however, this MG leads the charge

and lowers the cost. It’s a bargain

that puts rivals on the ropes.

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THE Derbeian | Summer 2018

As you head into Repton, you

get a feeling of a quintessential

English village. Beautiful gardens,

small intricate streets, a splendidly

designed famous school, that

sprawls beautifully and forebodingly

across the centre of the village

and The Boot Inn. The Boot, a 17th

Century Coaching Inn, which was

renovated and re-openend in 2015

is now one of the jewels in the

Derbyshire dining circle.

Since re-opening its doors,

The Boot has been run with a

passion to deliver the very best

in food and drink. Menus have

been created which fulfil local

tastes and desires but which also

push the boundaries of taste and

flavours. Head Chef, Rob Taylor,

has been responsible for driving

the food offering and, along with

his team, serves every dish with an

enthusiasm that isn’t found in very

many places and a tremendous

amount of pride.

Rob, along with Rick

Graham, who manages

the front of house

operation, have just

been rewarded for their

dedication, commitment

and success with a

second AA Rosette.

This comes just a year

after achieving their first

AA Rosette and being

crowned AA Pub of the

Year, in England, in 2016

and 2017.

These awards are not

easy to come by, so

Rob, Rick and their highly trained

teams should be very proud of their

achievements. Which you can see

they are!

“We want everyone to enjoy their

experience, from the minute they

arrive until when they leave” says

Rick Graham, who has managed

The Boot since it re-opened, “so

we ensure that everything is right.

The surroundings, the welcome,

the quality of the food and drink

and, if people are staying over, the

luxury of our rooms” he continued.

Rick’s passion for customer

experience comes bounding

through and, as you follow the

experience journey he describes,

you know he is absolutely right!

Everything just fits. The bar, the

restaurant and the rooms have all

been so tastefully designed you

instantly feel at home and relaxed.

Nothing is too much trouble and

it shows. The housekeeping team

is also one of the most dedicated

teams you could meet. They have

the same passion for their job as

Rick and Rob and keep the luxurious

rooms spotlessly clean. So much so,

that they were highly commended

in the AA Inspector’s report.

Outside at The Boot is another

great experience. The courtyard

Beer Garden is a haven of peace

and tranquillity as well as being

a glorious sun trap, with plenty

of shade for when it’s needed.

Its two tier elevation gives plenty

of room to relax and, with the

same standard of table service

given to outside tables, makes

al fresco dining a very pleasurable

experience.

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Around the corner, from the beer

garden, is The Boot’s own Micro

Brewery where the award winning

Boot Beer ales are carefully,

meticulously and lovingly brewed

by Jon Archer, Head Brewer.

Jon joined The Boot Brewery just

over a year ago, after thirty plus

years in IT. He was a very keen

home brewer who had achieved

some acclaim amongst fellow

brewers and ale drinkers and

started developing skills to replicate

this on a small commercial level.

“When the opportunity came along

to manage and develop The Boot

Micro Brewery I just couldn’t turn it

down” said Jon. Since then, Jon has

introduced new brewing processes

and has significantly increased the

Boot Beer offering, along with picking

up two major awards for The Boot

Beast, in the strong ale category.

Jon’s background and methodical,

logical mind are perfect attributes

to exercise the controls needed

to consistently brew the same

pint. “It’s a pretty straight forward

process” explained Jon “it just

becomes a little more complicated

trying to maintain the exactness of

the procedure and delivering the

same result time after time after

time”. As for developing new brews

and catering for the different tastes

customers prefer, Jon continued

“Much depends where they come

from and the yeast used. I make

sure I select the finest hops from

around the country and abroad to

make sure we get the best blend

for the best tasting beer”.

The unique factor, Jon’s skills and

his trained taste buds, add the final

ingredients to make Boot Beer

very special.

Alongside Rob and Rick, Jon has

added an extra dimension to this

wonderful pub. Everyone can

see just why it achieves all the

accolades that it does and why

it is certainly one of Derbyshire’s

brightest hidden gems.

12 Boot Hill, Repton, Derbyshire DE65 6FT

Tel: 01283 346047

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Stanton Bikes is a Derbyshire based Bicycle

Company and has been running for the last seven

years. Stanton Bikes was set up on a wing and a

prayer by Daniel Stanton, and has snowballed up

after winning award after award for designing some

of the most iconic Hard Tail mountain bike frames

in modern cycling history. During that period the

company has grown from strength to strength and

now is organising and expanding its premises for

full production from their base in Matlock at the

foot of the Peak District, here’s what they had to

say about the new venture.

The Switch9er FS is our first foray

into full suspension mountain bikes

and we’ve decided to make it

here in Derbyshire, Why? Well we

wanted to be able to take more

control over the production of our

frames, reduce lead times; allow

customer customisation of not only

finish but geometry and create the

ability to fast prototype and try out

fun ideas.

We decided not only to make

this frame here in the UK from

all UK material suppliers and

machine shops, but actually to

bring the project in house as

much as possible, creating local

employment, protecting and

develop the increasingly rare skills

of bike building at scale in the

UK. We have also procured all the

machinery and equipment needed

to make the FS and it is being

installed as we speak at Stanton

headquarters, creating Stanton

manufacturing.

Areas such as E.D. treatment

(rust proofing process for the steel

front triangle) and heat treatment

(replenishing the grain structure of

the material after welding, as welding

creates heat affected zones) are

outsourced to other UK businesses.

The Tube extrusion is taken care

of by Reynolds in Birmingham and

our CNC’d parts are manufactured

by Superstar in Lincoln.

We are truly delighted and proud

to share that the design, welding

and fabrication, painting, decal

application and final frame assembly

are all done from our unit in Matlock

and the creation of Stanton

manufacturing has been a dream

of ours and now it is finally here.

And you are welcome to come and

see your bike being made too!”

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If you fancy one of these frames or

a more detailed investigation in to

what Stanton Bikes is all about then

you can either have a look online at:

www.stantonbikes.com

or pop and see them at their premises:

Stanton Bikes Ltd Unit 2-3 Holly Lane

Tansley Matlock Derbyshire DE4 5FF.

Stanton Manufacturing is in the final stages of the factory set-up and they intend to have

the first 100 limited addition frames to customers in 6 months, we hope to catch-up with them

again when they’re in full production.

Tel: 01629 581 508

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THE

1960’s

DECADE

THE OLD DERBEIAN SOCIETY

For a School with a history going back over eight

hundred (800) years the 1960 decade was certainly

a special one because of several main events that

took place. These events varied from celebrating a

centenary of the School’s Cadet Corps, to the major

one of moving from their old School premises at

St. Helen’s House in Derby out to the brand-new

purpose built modern premises at Moorway Lane

site, the adoption of a brand new School badge

approved by the College of Arms, the arrival of a new

Headmaster in 1961 by the name of Mr. Norman Elliott

MA, and the major floods of 1965.

It is considered dealing with these

in date order may be the most

suitable way forward but because

the major event was the centenary

celebration of the School’s Cadet

Corps we shall start with July 1962.

The Centenary of Derby

School Cadet Corps

July 1962

This took place on 16th July 1962

down on Derby School’s own

sports ground known as Parker’s

Piece at the top end of City Road

near to where the old LNER

railway line from Friargate Railway

Station used to cross over the

river Derwent using the Handyside

Bridge to make its way eastwards

to both Ilkeston and Nottingham

Victoria Railway Stations.

It is difficult to explain in an article

of this type what were the historic

circumstances within this country

that caused the formation of such

a School Army Corps, but briefly

because of concerns with France

and in Europe the government

of the day sent out a circular

suggesting the formation of local

volunteer Corps which eventually

resulted in six public schools,

including Repton School, forming

their own Cadet Corps. Not to be

outdone the Headmaster of Derby

School Dr Thomas Leary with the

support of his Governors formed

their own Derby School Volunteer

Rifle Corps. Thus began their

history in 1862.

The day of the centenary parade

dawned with good weather and

was formed of school’s Combined

Cadet Corps (CCF) from both

their Army and RAF sections, plus

the Cadet Corps band formed

from both services along with a

contingent of over thirty ‘old boys’

representing the Old Derbeian

Society. To mark the Centenary

the day was honoured by the

Inspecting Officer being none

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other than Lt. General Sir Oliver

Leese, the then President of the

CCF Association and former Corps

Commander in the 8th Army

under Montgomery of Alamein.

The parade began with the

general salute taken by the

Inspecting officer from the

specially erected saluting dais.

Then followed a full inspection

of all cadets, whilst “the School

Band played military airs”. Then

with the saluting party back on

the dais a full march-past led by

the School’s Cadet Corps Band

then took place. The official part

of the parade finished with the

Band giving a display of marching

with them playing both quick

and slow marches. The parade

was finally dismissed culminating

with everyone being addressed

informally by the Inspecting Officer

who spoke most highly of both

the proficiency and high standard

achieved by everyone Tea was

then served to all attendees

including parents, invited guests

and pupils using both the sports

pavilion and a specially erected

large marquee. The final part

of the whole parade finished

with a full display of field-craft

taking place by the Rowing

Club Clubhouse with the troops

assaulting the Railway Bridge

using a “well disguised large

orange dinghy” by all the troops

firing blank bullets from either their

.303 rifles and Bren guns and also

by using a rope slide from the very

top of the railway bridge to the

launching area of the Rowing Club.

Fortunately, the Old Derbeian

Society with the financial help of

the Parent’s Association arranged

for an 8 mm colour movie film to

be made of the whole occasion.

(Copies now in DVD format and a

sound track are available from the

Secretary of the OD Society.)

It is well worth mentioning that

at the same parade five previous

CO’s namely Capt. the Rev A.G.

Grime; Major E.W. Gillard MBE,

TD; Capt. J.J. Atkinson; Capt. F.E.

Reeson and Fl. Lieut D.V. Tamblin

were present. With respect to

the movie film, the story of this

film is in itself quite remarkable in

that until 2016 its existence was

unknown and unrecorded until

the Societies’ archivists visited

the then Derby Moor Community

Sports College to examine their

archives. Unbeknown to everyone

a typical aluminium film-can

was found all dirty and dusty at

the Moorway Lane site within

which was an original reel of the

movie. As a result of this find

the OD Society quickly had this

professionally converted from

an 8 mm movie film into both a

DVD and memory stick colour

movie. Later work by one of the

archivists managed to add a

suitable ‘marching band’ musical

sound track. See later in the article

more details about the Centenary

Parade DVD.

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Mr Norman Elliott MA

appointed Headmaster

in 1961

A major change took place

in 1961 with the retirement of

Mr Les Bradley who had been

Headmaster ever since the school

years starting in 1942 at Amber

Valley Camp. In his place came Mr

Norman Elliott MA who was at the

helm for the major task of Derby

School, moving from the centre

of Derby at St. Helen’s House and

‘B’ Block out to leafy, quiet suburb

of Littleover in Moorway Lane. It

should always be remembered

that St. Helen’s House had

originally been built as far back

as 1766 as a private town house

for John Gisborne of Yoxall Lodge

in Staffordshire, a member of the

landed gentry. Then later in 1805

it became the main residence of

the Strutt family from Belper

until in 1861 it was converted

into a school with boarding

accommodation, it is realised

what a welcome idea this was..

Sports pavilion during a normal year.

The Floods of

December 1965 which

affected Parker’s Piece

Records show nearly 700

properties and also Darley Fields

were seriously flooded when the

river Derwent burst its banks all

the way from north of Derby at

Duffield, Little Eaton, then down

to Derby, Ambaston, Great Wilne

and Shardlow. In particular the

Chester Green and Mansfield

Road area including City Road

and Derby School’s sports field,

called Parker’s Piece, the floods

experienced that December were

far more than ever anticipated.

The actual Parker’s Piece School

playing fields including their Sports

Pavilion had 2 feet of flood water

Moving from the St.

Helen’s House to the

new Moorway Lane

School Site in 1966

Photograph taken using a Derby Corporation rowing boat loaned from Darley Park.

St. Helen’s House in King

Street had been the School’s

site ever since 1861 when the

then Headmaster, Dr Thomas

Humphreys Leary managed to

move the School, where they

had been there for just a little

over 300 years from 1554 at St.

Peter’s Churchyard in the centre

of Derby, due to serious public

health concerns because of its

location within a burial ground.

The Education authority, Derby

Corporation had built a brand

new multi-million-pound new

School complete with sports fields,

classrooms, science laboratories,

language laboratories, assembly

hall with stage fit for the 1960

modern era.

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The new School in September 1966 along with Old Derbeian War Memorial (Copied from the Opening Day brochure).

At the time of the move, as

previously said the Head was

Mr Normal Elliott and he was

instrumental in ensuring lots

of school records, registers,

photographs went over with the

move. In addition, most of the

furniture and fittings

from the School Chapel

including remembrance

marbles for the Boer

War, WWI and WWII One

particular and significant

thing to organise was the

taking down of the War

Memorial which the OD

Society had had built in

1921 as a memorial for the

70 ex-schoolboys who

had been killed during

WWI. Subsequently

of course after WWII

additional slate tablets

with the 59 additional

names having been

added in 1946, then its

re-erection near to the

original main entrance

to the new school

buildings Interestingly,

Derby School for many

decades had in their

main Assembly Hall

(called ‘Big School’) a series of

Honours Boards which spelt out

all main academic successes

of their pupils – thanks again to

the Head’s ability, these same

Honours Boards were taken over

to Littleover and re-erected in their

Front cover of DVD upgraded from an 8 mm colour Movie

Film of the Derby School Centenary Parade in July 1962

down on Parker’s Piece

new Assembly Hall. Mr Norman

Elliott will always be especially

remembered for how this move

was so excellently carried through.

Derby School was exceptional in

that towards the end of the 19th

Century a School Chapel was

erected in the grounds for use

by the pupils, so when the move

came about, many of the memorial

tablets, the chapel organ and

artefacts, were taken to Littleover

as well as the special lectern used

in assemblies held every morning

which was presented by the Old

Derbeian Society to Derby School.

Details of 1962 Cadet

Corps Centenary

Parade and creation

of a modern DVD

Appreciating this conversion

from an original 8 mm movie film

into a modern DVD for use on

TV sets, personal computers

and lap-tops it was felt readers

would be interested to hear about

old records of past times have

been updated to the modern

electronic age.

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Rear cover of Centenary

Parade DVD showing the

arrival of Inspecting Officer

Lt. Gen. Sir Oliver Leese,

Bt., KCB, CBE, DSO. To the

parade and also on the

saluting dais plus Head Mr

Norman Elliott and Captain

Bob Pettigrew.

Mosaic in Reception at Moorway Lane site of the new School Coat of Arms

at Derby School.

The Old Derbeian Society has

copies of this DVD available and

anyone interested in old Derby

scenes are most welcome to

get in touch with the Society

(contact details are shown at the

end of the article).

One final

major change

in this 1960

Decade –

the School

Coat of Arms

As a result of the

Quatro Centenary

Celebrations

mentioned in the

1950 Decade article

in the last issue of

The Derbeian a query was raised

about the school’s original Coat

of Arms, designed in the late 19th

Century by Headmaster, the Rev.

Walter Clark. The result being that

the Coat of Arms was redesigned

with official approval of the

College of Arms. A mosaic design

of the new Coat of Arms was

built into the floor of the new

Entrance Reception Hall. A copy

is shown here.

In this article talking about

archives it is so sad to recount

that the reception area in the

early years of the 21st Century

was extensively altered with some

areas demolished following a

multi-million-pound renovation.

Sadly, insufficient thought was

taken about this lovely piece of

history and heraldry and it is now

buried under a concrete and tiled

floor, the only evidence is that the

gold part of the mosaic is starting

to show through the tiling. It really

required preserving underneath

special safety glass?

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Original Derby School Blazer Badge until 1964

To complete this section, I take the

opportunity for completion sake to

show the badge worn so proudly

by many generations of Derby

School pupils until the new coat of

Arms was adopted.

In concluding this look back at

the 1960 Decade as far as Derby

School was concerned it has been

a long and interesting journey

particularly because the school

moved to its final site in Littleover

in September 1966. Having come

from a remarkable initial school

site believed to be connected to

the Abbey of Darley, around 1160,

known as St. Helen; through three

Centuries 1560 or thereabouts

to 1860 at St. Peter’s Churchyard

school room; at St. Helen’s House

from 1861 to 1966 (with it must be

remembered the years of WWII

evacuated out to Overton Hall and

Amber Valley Camp). It was felt

therefore it would be appropriate

to finish this article with our only

Final Blazer Badge from 1964 to end of School in late 1980’s.

known 1960 Decade panoramic

school photograph, or perhaps

somewhere in and around Derby

someone can find another one

depicting another year?

This trip down memory lane in the

1960 Decade has been a true and

happy trip and made possible by

the fact the archives of Derby

School with its unique history are

now so full of great memorabilia

provided by the many hundreds

of past pupils or their families.

Without their help and assistance

this would never have been

possible. I should certainly

like readers of this article who

may have been at the School

themselves or have family who

were there to remember the door

of the Archivist is always open. So,

a telephone call, an email or even

a letter would always be very much

appreciated. Perhaps you may

have that shoe box or even photo

album with some old mementos?

Written by J. Barrie Sheard – archivist to Old Derbeian Society

(at Derby School himself from 1945-1950) Telephone 01332 841452;

email jbhygiene1@gmail.com or 3 Village Court, Town Street,

Duffield, Derbyshire DE56 4EG.

April 1968 panoramic school photograph taken at Moorway Lane, Littleover.

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Derby County Football Club: A Grand History, 1924 - 1955

Continued from page 32.

Ted Magner became the manager

of The Rams in 1944 and the club

won the Football League title and

the Midland cup during this time.

Pre-war stars Raich Carter and

Peter Doherty joined with Young

Derby players Tommy Powell and

Reg Harrison, pre-war Juniors

Chick Musson and Jack Parr were

also on the team. Stuart McMillan

took over from Magner in early

1946, McMillan subsequently

led The Rams to glory on April

27th, 1946 when The Rams beat

Charlton Athletic 4-1 and won

The FA Cup Final. The game was

goalless for the first 85 minutes,

then goalkeeper Sam Bartram

punched out from the right, but

the ball landed at the feet of

Douglas “Dally” Duncan who shot

goalward, Bert Turner then tried

to deflect the ball but ended up

kicking the ball into his own net,

Turner scored for his own side

when he took a free-kick from the

edge of the Rams’ penalty area.

Turner became the first player to

score for both sides in an FA Cup

Final but not the last, at this time

also, Turner became the oldest

player to score in an FA Cup Final.

The match finished level after 90

minutes, but, in extra time, Derby

County scored three goals to win

the match 4–1. Jack “Jackie”

Stamps scored two of these goals,

during this game Stamps shot

for goal in the closing minutes of

normal time but the ball burst en

route, This was not the first time

a ball had burst during a Derby

match the first time was in when

The Rams played against Preston

in 1888.

Left: Image of Stuart McMillian. Right: image of Jack Stamps Images supplied: by Andy Ellis at The Derby County Collection.

Continued on page 54...

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Something for everybody

in Littleover

The affluent suburb of Littleover, south west of Derby,

has long been one of the city’s more popular areas,

and has half a dozen pubs which The Derbeian looks

to explore.

The Oaklands, renamed after

the avenue on which it stands,

is off the bottom end of Stenson

Road and was built in 1961 as the

Panther for Ind Coope brewery.

The modern, large, L shaped interior

has benefitted from an expensive

refurbishment with the oak effect

wainscoting matching the bar

servery. Food is served 7 days a

week from noon to 8pm and there’s

a pool table at one end with two dart

boards in close proximity. Amidst

the multiple television screens are

some interesting photographs of old

Derby, including one of Mickleover

Old Hall. Outside a pleasant area

with tables and seating offers

alfresco drinking, weather permitting.

The art deco Blue Pool, nearby on

Stenson Road, has sadly slipped

into history despite once having

one of Derby’s highest barrelages

of Draught Bass. Some way away,

down in Heatherton, sits the

Littleover Lodge Hotel at the bottom

of Roman Rykneld Road, which

mainly caters for diners, but a pint

of hand pulled Pedigree or Doom

Bar can be drunk whilst taking in

the uninterrupted view across the

fields towards Willington. In a former

guise as the La Villa restaurant,

Benny Gardstein, a pianist of some

repute, was resident here before

his untimely death. And it was here

on the 28th April 1996, that Derby

County players celebrated their

promotion to the Premier League.

A little further north up the old

A38 and occupying the former

Pastures Farm site is the Hollybrook,

built in 1994 to serve the Heatherton

village community. Ember Inns,

who place considerable emphasis

on cask ale, own this and the

Markeaton and Broadway to

the north of Derby. An attractive

rustic-like exterior appears to

be of reclaimed brick, and the

imaginatively designed garden

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has two small bridges straddling

the Holly Brook. Within, a large,

contemporary, open plan layout

has an impressive bar servery

dispensing 5 real ales and the pub

has a “try before you buy” policy.

For the peckish there’s a substantial

food offering. The Crest Motel (ex-

Coppice) at the top of Pastures Hill

was originally owned by Offiler’s

(Derby) brewery, and featured a

superbly traditional public bar, but,

sadly, has been demolished and

lost to housing. When The Beautiful

South performed at the Assembly

Rooms in 1996, band members

stayed at The Crest.

licensee from

1973 to 1991 was

ex- Guardsman,

Ted Goodall,

whose family

ran the longgone

Derwent

Hotel on The

Spot. In nearby

Shepherd Street, lies the black

and white, White Swan, run by

Brendan Donohue. Brendan has

considerable freedom in his choice

of real ale and the local, booming

Littleover Brewery is prominent.

The side-street pub has a glowing

reputation for good food, confirmed

by the Trip Advisor

certificate of excellence,

and there’s a Sunday

roast carvery between

12 and 4pm. I liked the

old fashioned front

bar, replete with stone

flagged floor and scrub

topped tables. Walls are

adorned with centuriesold

maps showing

ancient enclosures and

allotments during a time

when the local populace could be

counted in dozens. All in all, an

impressive pub. Leaving Littleover,

you may want to call in at the Argosy

on Manor (ring) Road, conspicuous

by being white painted and partially

timber boarded. It little resembles

its original self, having been thrice

extended since the original build

in 1956. A commodious L shaped

interior is broken up by some high

backed, semi-circular, sumptuous

seating, and there’s a pool table

together with a dart board at one

end. Pub fare is available until late

into the evening.

Littleover has a wide range of

pubs that cater for everybody from

families through to the discerning

real ale drinker.

Paul Gibson

The Half Moon in the heart of

Littleover has a white painted,

rendered frontage with separate

entrances to a traditional front bar

and rear lounge. The former has

an archway to a side lounge. The

enterprising licensee always has

something of interest for traditional

beer drinkers, keeping a good

range of real ale, and, in fair weather,

there’s a beautiful, long, well-tended

garden to enjoy. A notable former

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Derby County Football Club: A Grand History, 1924 - 1955

Continued from page 50.

Doherty had left the club in 1946

after a disagreement with the

club directors, The Rams also

lost Carter who went to play for

Hull. In the late 1940’s The Rams

had been a powerhouse within

British Football with McMillan

twice breaking the record transfer

fee in 1947 by paying £15,000 for

Greenock Morton player Billy

Steel and a whopping £24,500 (at

the time) for Manchester United’s

Johnny Morris, Morris and Steel

were left to pick up the gauntlet

from Doherty and Carter, but they

could never match up to dynamic

duo. Some Senior Rams players

felt resentment at the signing of

Steel rather than play alongside

him, Leon Leuty, Jack Howe and

Angus Morrison all

left the club.

In late January

1948, goalkeeper

Bill Townsend

suffered a freak

injury whilst training

in the Baseball

Ground gym on eve

of the fifth-round

tie against Middlesbrough, this left

The Rams without an experienced

goalkeeper for the Semi-final that

was to be played against

Manchester United on the 13th

of March. Dejectedly, The Rams

suffered a 3-1 defeat and were

unable to replicate the success

of their 1946 FA cup win. From

this time onwards, other players

left due to various reasons, these

included Tim Ward, Reg Harrison,

Jack Stamps and Bert Mozly.

Players of this calibre were hard

to come by and The Rams became

reliant on local talent. The Club

began to slowly decline and by

1955 The Rams ended up in the

Third Division North for the first

time in their history.

Images from the 1946 FA Cup Final Image supplied: by Andy Ellis at The

Derby County Collection.

Doherty

Carter

Steel

Morris

Images supplied: by Andy Ellis at The Derby County Collection.

Read about DCFC from 1956 - 1986 in our Autumn 2018 Edition.

© Article written by Lisa Varty for The Derbeian Magazine. Thanks to Andy Ellis, DCFC historian for providing

information and images.

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Chevin Golf Club

Chevin Golf Club, established in 1894, is a member’s club.

Renowned for friendliness, good food and hospitality; which

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Situated near the town of Duffield,

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The Derbeian Summer

2018 Puzzle Pages

Summer 2018 Crossword

ACROSS:

1

1 Name of the church in Darley Abbey? (5,8)

3

2

4 This iconic film goddess is found dead on the 5th of August in

1962. (7,6)

4

5 Derby County Football Club beat this team 4-1 in the 1946 FA Cup

Final. (8,8)

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6

7

8

11 What derby street would you find the former main Post Office on?

(8,6)

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10

12 What song by cliff Richard and the shadows was the official

Christmas Number 1 hit in 1960? (1,4,3)

13 Which country won the 1960 Eurovision song contest in 1960. (6)

14 This former Derby department store later became Debenhams. (6)

DOWN:

1 This social phenomenon that occurred during the Summer of 1967

(6,2,4)

2 Name of renowned author, historian and defender of Derby’s

heritage. (7,6)

3 This popular British television soap opera first aired In 1960. (10,6)

6 Designer of Friar Gate Bridge (7,7)

11

7 Who was the Prime Minister for Great Britain in 1960? (6,9)

12

8 In 1969 this Anglo-French airliner made its first supersonic test

flight. (8)

13 14

9 Name of the first person to travel into space in 1961 (4,7)

10 This man founded the Derby Philosophical Society in 1783 and

was the grandfather of Charles Darwin. (7,6)

Word Wheel

The goal of a word wheel

puzzle is to create as many

words possible with the letters

in the word wheel and to find

the hidden 11 letter word.

You can only use each letter

once for every word and

every word must include the

central letter O. Can you find

the 11 letter word? Here is a

little clue to help find the word:

Another name for a hippy.

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Help Ramone

Get to the beach

Brain Teasers

1 A boy is walking down the road with a doctor. While the boy

is the doctor’s son, the doctor is not the boy’s father. Then

who is the doctor?

2 Arnold Schwarzenegger has a long one. Michael J. Fox has

a short one. Madonna does not use hers. Bill Clinton always

uses his. The Pope never uses his. What is it?

3 Your parents have six sons including you and each son has

one sister. How many people are in the family?

4 What has a mouth, but cannot eat; moves, but has no legs;

and has a bank, but cannot put money in it?

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Sudoku Easy

5 1

8 6 2 7

3 1 5 8 6 2

9 1 6 8

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1

5 8 4

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6 1 5

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Derbeian Summer Word Search

Find all the word in the grid below.

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ELVIS

FLOWER

HEATWAVE

HIPPODROME

HIPPY

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PUB

RAMONE

ROLLING STONES

SEASIDE

SUMMER HOLIDAY

SUNSHINE

THE SPOT

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Subaru XV

2.0i SE Premium

Subaru certainly suits you sir - and you too madam -

if it’s a combination of style, SUV capability and sterling

pedigree that you are in pursuit of in these hectic

pell-mell days of fast living, fast food and ‘fast’ past the

post. You don’t even have to stop to think about it, for who

better than Subaru if you’re chasing a manufacturer of

four wheel drive cars that got there first and has had the

opposition playing ‘catch-up’ ever since.

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The ‘crossover’ concept is quite

often - in the hands of other

manufacturers - on the crossroads

to nowhere. In short one can

make a compromise too many,

resulting in a vehicle that Baron

Frankenstein might wax lyrical

about. Friends - Subaru make no

such mistake. They can dish out

a deal that has their customers

salivating, by cleverly adapting

the SUV’s appearance to todays

style-conscious imperatives

while, frankly, underpinning a

very attractive car with hardware

that does the business in the best

possible way.

Despite looking similar to the

previous model, this second

generation car sits on a new

platform and is all new from the

ground up. Even better fit and finish

and more equipment as standard

have transformed the XV. And

with top engineering standards

throughout, it’s an ingot of solidity.

No wonder it scored the highest

rating ever in Japanese safety tests.

With Subaru benefiting from

shared technology from aerospace

companies within the same group -

Fuji Industries - it’s no surprise that

Subaru cars set the pace with fourwheel-drive

and have the opposition

lagging behind. Real tough and not

like some pretend SUVs, the XV

shouts ‘durability’ - evidenced, of

course by the popularity of Subarus

in the farming community where

not only tractors and ploughs

are expected to be bomb proof,

weather proof and ‘abuse’ proof -

but cars also.

You can swan it off-road in style and

still look fit to cut a dash at the Hunt

Ball. Drivers will love it: passengers

too: there’s room inside for much

more than just me and you. Take it

from me, the £28,510 Subaru XV

2.0i SE Premium Lineatronic is top

of the tree, dovetailing dynamism

and performance with the versatility

demanded by today’s families.

Inside the large and airy cabin

there’s room for five. Cabin

architecture is appealingly tough

but smacks of high quality: and

yet there’s a feeling of intimacy.

There’s plenty of storage space,

the seats are really comfy and

the driver enjoys the benefits of

power adjustment. It’s an engaging

environment that you’ll not want

to leave.

It’s well equipped with a large

touchscreen, climate control,

heated seats and a reversing

camera to name but three - and

all the safety aids to make you

near invincible. The new ‘Eyesight

Driver Assistance’ is top notch,

using cameras set either side of

the drivers rear view mirror - and

depending on what the cameras

see, you’ll experience pre-collision

braking, adaptive cruise control

and lane-keeping assist: a great

step forward. This rugged, yet

sophisticated, XV is the sort of

vehicle that’s ideal for battling

everything from the busy highway

to the bumpy forest track to your

hideaway in the hills.

As you would expect with a Subaru,

there’s the trademark horizontally

opposed engine beneath the

bonnet - and this, of course, is low

slung to give all the benefits of a low

centre of gravity and the resultant

good handling and surefootedness

which that brings.

It’s an excellent 154 bhp 2.0 litre

4cylinder petrol unit that’s powerful

enough to take you to over 120

mph. Perfectly complemented by

the Lineartronic seven speed auto.

transmission, this variant of the SV is

wonderfully relaxing to drive gently

and engaging when you choose to

‘press on’. Tootle along in it and it

is so soothingly quiet and refined

that you wonder just how much

better a car could be in that respect

whatever the price.

Naturally, the cars dynamics on or

off road inspire confidence. You can

hustle around your country estate

with ease thanks to the X Mode

setting and hill descent control - but,

of course, the serious mudplugging

is best left to your estate manager

in his Landrover Defender. Off to

town in the next instant and it’s as

comfy as can be. It’s just an all-round

jolly good egg of a car that doesn’t

use too much petrol. 43.4mpg

was averaged throughout the test.

(Subaru claim near 45mpg overall).

So there you have it. The car’s

all-round manners are the finest

- and I was blessed for part of my

test with a companion equally

well-mannered, equally stylish and

equally capable of unsurpassed

versatility - being not only a

concert hall flautist but a cordon

bleu cook too.

“What a lovely vehicle!” she coo-ed.

“An inspiring mechanical polyphony,

which hits the right note at the right

time in the right way.”

Stimulating as her company was,

I kept my attention on the road

and on the subtle and reassuring

Subaru. With that wonderful ‘Boxer’

engine punching clever it was a

knock-out all the way.

So the numbers add up and Subaru

has a product and package which

makes sense to the left - more

logical - hemisphere of your brain.

But you’ll be thinking, ‘Can I love the

XV?’ Is it a case of Subar-oooh or

just not for you?

Well, having spent a week with it,

I’m happy to report that I’m most

impressed. With striking looks

and a regal driving position allied

to serious overtaking punch,

refinement and excellent handling

manners, the XV proves itself to

be extremely versatile. It appeals

to both ‘XY’ and ‘XX’ buyers alike.

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Fiat 500 L

Picking the right car for you and your kith

and kin is never easy. So many considerations.

How much? How economical? How quick?

How tree-hugging? How cool? How do you

as Mr. and Mrs. potential customer arrive at

any decision at all?

In short, HOW DO YOU DO IT?

’Well’ says Mr. Lucky, you can

narrow choices down to two and

then toss a coin.

‘Only’ says Miss Sensible, ‘If you

are bereft of confidence in your

own judgement’.

‘Indeed’ says Miss Canny. ‘First

do your homework. Never plunge

headfirst into setting cement.

Don’t allow milestones to become

millstones around your neck.

Meanwhile Mr. Hope is busy

scratching his head and then

the light dawns. And then he

beams. And then all is right

with the world.

For me, world weary and jaded

after a family fun day at the worlds

LARGEST SHOPPING MALL,

light dawned as I shuffled my

painful feet towards the car park.

It was crammed (or as Mr. Corbyn

would say ‘rammed’). Rank after

rank of new and nearly new modern

motors were arranged before my

rheumy eyes. They ranged from

big and bulky to not so big and

bulky - all trying to be different and

yet looking the same.

It will take you to near 120mph yet

return a claimed 67.3mpg overall.

Then a shaft of light; a resplendent

parting of the clouds; a fanfare of

brassy trumpets from the Faery

Glens of Fancy. I smiled. One car

and one car only shone out as

radiantly as the morning star. It

was that comforting and delightful

experience one gets when meeting

an old friend. It was the one car that

seemed to say to me ‘I’m different

from the rest but in all the good

ways - and you can depend on me

to brighten your day!’

The car that lifted downtrodden

spirits was the Fiat 500L whose

individualistic appearance redolent

of retro charm, promised motoring

pleasure plus fun. It’s an attractive

looking car that is winning more

friends by the mile as its face

becomes a familiar feature on

our roads.

Its irresistible charm, I concluded,

depended upon design qualities

which elbow aside aggressive

posturing, putting would

be socially assertive motor

cars in their proper place.

It embraces a confidently

exclusive philosophy of

pleasure. ‘Life should be fun’

it seems to say. Why frown and push

your way through the hurly burly

when you could, instead, glide on

a sunbeam?

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And while the Fiat 500L may not be

an embodiment of super fast flying

photons, it certainly carries one along

on a wave of light sweetness of

purpose. Engine choice is from three

petrol and three diesel. If you enjoy

a little briskness then the £20,820,

120hp 4cylinder 1.6 diesel in Lounge

trim as tested here, is just the job.

It will take you to near 120mph yet

return a claimed 67.3mpg overall.

There’s perky acceleration and

mile-eating motorway prowess

courtesy of a six speed gearbox.

In this incarnation it’s the answer

for city driving and long distance

work. Regardless of engine choice

you will delight in the harmonious

combination of bhp for the purpose

of ‘oomph!’ and beatific refinement in

the high specification Lounge trim for

the purposes of proper comfort.

You’re bound to be delighted at the

passenger friendly compartment.

This has an airy feel and

comfortable seating underpinned

with a belt and bracers sense

of safety - a great reassurance

that allows one to indulge the

experience of freedom. Along with

plenty head and leg room there’s

oodles of storage space (although,

as always, a family usually cries out

for more) while the capacious boot

with its ‘Cargo Magic Space’ (height

adjustable load platform), will take all

your shopping and luggage without

leaving you stranded scratching

your head while you wonder where

your collection of antique harpoons

will go. (On the roof rack silly!).

With steering weighted just right -

and a ‘City’ button to lighten the

load err..in the city - gear changes

that are slick, tenacious grip and

smart retardation, this is not what

the most exacting would call a

drivers car - but for me the difference

was that of a whiskers width.

Ride is smooth and none of my

ashen-faced passengers complained.

They might have wanted a different

driver but as far as the car went the

500L suited them right to the seat

of their pants.

There’s technology in abundance

with driver aids aplenty: all

intelligible even by the likes of me.

Personally I don’t like to feel that a

car is smarter than I am, but when

wipers operate automatically, as do

lights, then I simply shrug and let

automation get on with it.

During my time with the 500L

I had only one chance to try cruise

control. It was early morning and

the motorway tarmac was visible,

while somewhere the dawn chorus

auditioned for Telford’s Got Talent.

I sat back, relaxed and felt

wonderful. To my left the Wrekin

hill rose elegantly above the

dew-drenched mist while a

brightening sky heralded a new

era of contentment. From now

on no-one would rush around

madly to get some meaningless

task done. No-one would need

to prove themselves. Barriers

between people would melt away

like morning mist, as indeed would

barriers between man and machine

for as I proceeded I felt not just at

home in the 500L but at one with

Italian design at its best.

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