SCA News

Added on Tuesday 22 June 2021

Spondon Village Hall is open.  Many regular groups are back.  


Added on Thursday 23 January 2020

The Village Improvement Committee has now launched a new group – Trees for Spondon – to promote tree-planting in the community.

To find out more, click here.


Added on Thursday 28 November 2019

The latest (14th!) book is now on sale at the usual outlets. Entitled "Church Hill and Potter Street" by Anita and David Hayes, it represents years of research by the local residents.

For further details see here. All the earlier books are still available.


Added on Monday 01 July 2019

This was officially unveiled on Friday 28 June - for further details see here.


Added on Monday 03 June 2019

In researching the Spondon Archive book on war memorials, we confirmed that the land which is now South Avenue recreation ground, then called Horse Croft, was bought with donations from the village as a war memorial. It was handed over to the Parish Council in 1922 and is now maintained by the City Council, but there is no indication of its origins. Spondon Archive was successful in a bid for Coop Community Fund money and has already used some of it to plant five trees.


Added on Sunday 24 February 2019

After the publication of the latest Spondon Archive book, we were contacted by a descendant of  James Wareing. It soon became clear that the information in the book was the "wrong" James Wareing. With help from the Derbyshire War Memorials project team, we have now found the right one!

Updated details can be found on their website.


Added on Friday 14 December 2018

These have now been researched by two local volunteers; more details are here.


Added on Tuesday 13 November 2018

Published to coincide with the centenary of the Armistice, the latest Archive book is called "Spondon Remembers: the war memorials of Spondon" by Derek Hathaway. More details can be found here.


Added on Thursday 08 November 2018

The Community Council has agreed that Hall hire rates will be increased slightly from the beginning of 2019, because of rising costs. Further details are available here.


Added on Tuesday 17 July 2018

As you are probably aware, Spondon is now being run as a Community Managed Library under the auspices of Direct Housing Advice.