Dec20 Oral history Resources

The following are memories from Derby’s urban inhabitants during the early 20th century (external sources)


There was no chance to look for work that I wanted to do


Three-bedroom houses cost 50p to 60p a week 

Memories revived of sad day family left their home (Stockbrook St.)

Into a pre-war period of hope as slums gave way to homes that had baths (West End)

West End

Area of poverty abounded with rich community spirit and pride’ 

Do you recognise this West End nursery school from the 1920s?

Relatives were on West End trip to seaside 

Little City

A wealth of happy memories (West End and Little City)

A walk through our ‘Little City’ 

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