- Long Eaton
Infobox UK place
official_name= Long Eaton
region= East Midlands
population= 45,000 [ [http://www.mouseprice.com/property-stats/nottingham/long-eaton-property-ng10.aspx Long Eaton Property Market Overview ] ]
static_image_caption=St Laurence Church Long Eaton
Long Eaton is a
townin Derbyshire, England. It lies just northof the River Trentabout 7 miles southwestof Nottinghamand is part of the Nottingham Urban Area. It started as a settlement, "Aitone", in the Domesday Book, close to the lowest bridging point of the River Erewash. The town grew around the lace-making and railwaywagon industries in the nineteenth century. Long Eaton railway stationis on the Midland Main Lineand the Erewash Canalpasses through the town. Since 1974, Long Eaton is part of the Borough of Erewash.
* Langen (
Long Eaton borders
Nottinghamshirebut is in Derbyshire– even though most of its residences have a Nottinghamaddress with the Nottingham postcode prefix NG, and use the Nottingham telephone area code 0115. Despite this, Long Eaton has remained part of Derbyshire.
Long Eaton is in the administrative region of
Erewash- part of Derbyshire County Council. Despite the town having a Nottingham postcode and telephone area code, it is under no control or jurisdiction of Nottingham. It has become a common misconception within the region, to believe that Long Eaton is part of Nottingham. The reason for the NG prefix in the postal code is that all mail for Long Eaton first goes to the Royal Mail's Nottingham sorting office in Beeston (hence the NG), and then to Long Eaton's delivery office on Tamworth Road.The Local Government Commission for England (1958 - 1967)recommended that Long Eaton became part of an enlarged Nottingham Council. This was not the only time Long Eaton's status in Derbyshire was threatened as the original draft of the Local Government Act 1972had considered moving Long Eaton into Nottinghamshire. This issue has been long running. The Redcliffe-Maud Reportproposals of 1969 recommended the town be moved into Nottinghamshire but the incoming Conservative administration rejected the proposal.
A notable building in the town is the Palladian Long Eaton Hall. Another notable building is the Parish Church of
St. Laurence. Local tradition dates the church to the 11th century, possibly built under King Cnut. However, it is more likely that it dates to after the Norman Conquest, possibly into the 12th century. It was originally a daughter church of All Saints, Sawley, but gained its independence in the 19th century. Nowadays the church is overlooked by a large TescoExtra store, but originally it would have been surrounded by small cottages.
Long Eaton has two state
secondary schools, Wilsthorpe Business and Enterprise Collegeand The Long Eaton Schoolas well as several primary schools. It is also home to the public school Trent College.Part of the Long Eaton school (which operated for years 7, 8 and 9) was demolished in 2006, after a new school was built next door, on the same grounds. Both upper and lower sections of the school are now in one building. Previously, the sections were separated by the Erewash Canal. In 2005 Wilsthorpe School gained specialist status in business and enterprise. The Long Eaton School has also gained specialist status in science and has received the permanent eco-flag.The Long Eaton School was recently rebuilt [http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/CaseStudies/images/downloads/documents/Long_Eaton.pdf page 6] , and was opened by Gordon Brown when he was Chancellor.
Long Eaton also has a successful Brass Band, the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band, which is one of only two brass bands still functioning in Erewash. The band was formed in 1906 as a result of severance from the local Temperance Society. At the height of its success, it reached the Brass Band Second Section. The band still rehearses in the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band Club on Salisbury Street in Long Eaton.
In recent times, the band has regained some of its former glories under its current Musical Director, Sharon Stansfield. In 2006, the band's centenary year, the band won the Midland Area Regional Championships, the band's first contest win since 1966. This secured them promotion back to the Second Section, and an invitation to the National Championships of Great Britain. The band also won this contest, providing their best contest result since 1927, and also making Sharon Stansfield the first female conductor to win the National Finals in the Third Section.
Speedway racing was staged at the Long Eaton Stadium on Station Road, the first meeting was held on 18 May 1929 [Nottingham & Long Eaton Speedway. Philip Dalling. ISBN 9780752441634] [
Long Eaton Invaders] [ [http://www.youandyesterday.co.uk/articles/Speedway_in_Derbyshire Speedway in Derbyshire] ] However, the Speedway stadium closed in 1997. The former area of the speedway stadium has now received planning permission from the council for a series of new homes.
Long Eaton United play in the
Northern Counties East Football League.
The town also has a Rugby club Long Eaton RUFC
Notable 'Long Eatoners'
Mark Draper- £3.25m Footballer [ [http://www.sporting-heroes.net/football-heroes/displayhero_club.asp?HeroID=630 Mark Draper at Sporting Heroes] accessed June 2007]
Garry Birtles- Footballer, signed for Nottingham Forest from Long Eaton United and won two European Cups with the club [ [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Birtles] ]
Saira Khan- TV Presenter
Laura Knight- impressionist painter, Dame of the British Empire was born here in 1877
Lewis McGugan- Footballer
Long Eaton Rangers F.C.founded in 1889 but were bankrupt 10 years later
*John Walters - Broadcaster
Georgia Groome- Actress Fact|date=July 2008
* [http://www.erewash.gov.uk/ Erewash Borough Council]
* [http://www.archive.long-eaton.com/ Long Eaton & Sawley Archive]
* [http://www.longeaton.derbyshire.sch.uk/ Long Eaton School]
* [http://www.longeatonchamber.org.uk/ Long Eaton Chamber of Trade]
* [http://www.longeatonrunningclub.com/ Long Eaton Running Club] ----
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