- Stapleford, Nottinghamshire
Infobox UK place
region= East Midlands
map_type = Nottinghamshire
Stapleford is a town in the
countyof Nottinghamshire, Englandsome 6 miles (10km) west of the centre of Nottingham.
Stapleford lies on the border between
Nottinghamshireand Derbyshire. To the north of Stapleford is Ilkestonand to the east is Beeston. To the west across the River Erewashis Sandiacre. Stapleford is connected to Nottingham, Derbyand the M1 motorwayby the A52.
Stapleford is part of
BroxtoweBorough and the Broxtowe Parliamentry Constituency. From 1935 until 1974 Stapleford was paired with the town of Beeston in the Beeston and Stapleford Urban District, having previously been part of the Stapleford Rural District. [ [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10062019 Stapleford RD Nottinghamshire through time | Administrative history of Local Government District: hierarchies, boundaries ] ]
The local MP is
Nick Palmerof the Labour Party, but the town is represented on both Nottinghamshire County Council and the borough council by the Liberal Democrats. The town council is also Liberal Democrat. This is a rare situation in the East Midlands.
Stapleford's origins can be traced to before Norman times. In the churchyard of St Helen's church is the Stone Cross which dates back to Saxon times and is said to be the oldest
Christianmemorial in the Midlands. Stapleford owed its development in part to its closeness to the River Trentand the River Erewash as the town became a central point for trade. The area also expanded during the late 18th century when the stocking hose trade thrived in the Midlands. Evidence of this history can be found today with the original StockingKnitters Houses still standing alongside more modern properties and shops such as on Nottingham Road.The main crossroads in Stapleford at the junction of Nottingham Road, Derby Road, TotonLane and Church Street is called The Roach. The name is from the time when French prisoners from the Napoleonic Warswere set the task of cutting through rock to create roads and this was referred to as the 'La Roche'.
Stapleford is also home to the
Hemlock Stone, which is situated on Stapleford Hill. It is approximately 200 million years old, dating back to the Triassic Period. Many theories surround why it exists.
During March 2006, a new NHS Health Centre and 'Walk-In Centre' was opened in the town. A
Sainsbury'ssupermarket was opened on the site of the former Total petrol station in 2007.The town is often referred to informally as "Stabbo". [ [http://www.sportnetwork.net/main/s241/st32237.htm Stabbo fail to captilise as Butterley bat out || Official Heanor Town CC - The Official website of Heanor Town CC. News and Message Boards. For true Heanor Town CC fans ] ]
More recently it is the home of the Full Mash microbrewery, currently producing 5 BBL. The up and coming brewery regularly features in the Locale scheme.
* Well travelled Scottish footballer Tom Johnston, football manager and player. [http://www.nottinghamforest.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/WhereAreTheyNow/0,,10308~907253,00.html] .
Arthur Mee, the writer, journalist and educator, was born in Stapleford in 1875.
* Gallipoli hero
Walter Richard Parker, VC, lived in Stapleford and is buried in the town cemetery.
* Dave Watson, who was a defender in the Sunderland team that won the
FA Cupin 1973, was born in Stapleford in 1946.
John Borlase Warren, an 18th century MP for Nottingham and an admiral, lived in Stapleford. The Happy Man and the now closed Warren Arms pubs were named after him and his family.
chools And Colleges
*Albany Infant and Nursery School
*Albany Junior School
*Fairfield Primary School
*Frederick Infant and Nursery School
*Stevenson Junior School
*St John's C of E Primary School
*William Lilley Infant and Nursery School
George Spencer Foundation School and Technology College
*George Spencer 6th Form College
* TB: Rainbow 4 Nottingham - Stapleford - Sandiacre - Derby
* TB: 15 Old Sawley - Stapleford - Ilkeston
* Premiere: 17 Nottingham - QMC - Beeston - Attenborough - Toton - Stapleford
* TB: 18 Nottingham - QMC - University Boulevard - Boots - Beeston - Stapleford
* NottsBus: 111 Stapleford Shopper
* Veolia (Dunn-Line): 2000 Beeston Rylands - Bramcote - Stapleford
* TB: Commuter Express Nottingham - Stapleford - Sandiacre
Proposals have been made to build a
tramline towards the town as part of the new Nottingham Express Transitsystem. A park and ridescheme is planned near to the A52.
* [http://www.stapleford-notts.co.uk/ Stapleford Website]
* [http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/ Broxtowe Borough Council]
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