Langley Mill

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Langley Mill
Langley Mill (Great Northern) basin of the Erewash Canal - panoramio - mattjenniepearson (1).jpg
Erewash Canal basin at Langley Mill
Langley Mill is located in Derbyshire
Langley Mill
Langley Mill
Location within Derbyshire
OS grid referenceSK 44404 46983
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNOTTINGHAM
Postcode districtNG16
Dialling code01773
PoliceDerbyshire
FireDerbyshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Derbyshire
53°01′05″N 1°20′17″W / 53.018°N 1.338°W / 53.018; -1.338Coordinates: 53°01′05″N 1°20′17″W / 53.018°N 1.338°W / 53.018; -1.338

Langley Mill is a large village in the Amber Valley district of Derbyshire, England.

History[edit]

Originally named Long Lea, the village of Langley Mill was a major employer throughout the mid 1900s with many companies including The Flour Mill, Langley Mill Pottery, Aristoc & Co Ltd, G.R. Turners, and Vic Hallam Limited.

Aristoc, originally on North Street, manufactured silk stockings within the village. During the Second World War, when its manufacturing included parachutes and inflatable dinghies for the war effort, it became a target for German bombers. The buildings have been replaced with housing.

The now closed Victory greyhound racing track was opened on ground adjoining the New Inn on 19 April 1930. As a flapping (independent) track it was not affiliated to the sports governing body, the National Greyhound Racing Club.[1] The principal distances for greyhound racing was 330 and 500 yards; the track also held whippet races.[2]

International superbike champion Ron Haslam came from Langley Mill. He won international motorcycle titles in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Geography[edit]

Langley Mill is at the junction of the Erewash Canal, the Cromford Canal, and the Nottingham Canal.

The village, part of the Aldercar and Langley Mill parish, is on the border of Nottinghamshire, and is conjoined to the settlements of Aldercar (to the north) and Heanor (to the south-west), with the neighbouring village of Langley in the Heanor and Loscoe parish. Across the River Erewash is the Nottinghamshire town of Eastwood. The Erewash was the Aldercar and Langley Mill boundary; this moved in 1992 to the A610, the Erewash Canal basin becoming part of Langley Mill.[3]

The A610 £2.5 million Langley Mill Bypass was opened on 8 September 1983, by the leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Community[edit]

National chain outlets in the village include KFC, Home Bargains and McDonald's. There are two supermarkets: Asda, which includes one of the village's two petrol filling stations, and Lidl. The second petrol station, owned by a petroleum company, includes a Starbucks outlet.[citation needed]

The village's Langley Mill railway station is on the Erewash Valley Line.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. ISBN 0-948955-15-5.
  2. ^ "Langley Mill and Newhall Dogs - Thursday 21 August". The Derby Daily Telegraph. 1930.
  3. ^ Local Government Boundary Commission for England Report No. 599

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