Saturday, 23 May 2015


Traffic was disrupted in Long Eaton on Saturday morning after a man was attacked near the corner of Derby Road and College Street. The incident occurred at around 9am on Saturday, May 16th. The 35-year-old man sustained head injuries and a wound to his abdomen, which police believe may have been caused by a knife. The victim was treated at the Royal Derby Hospital but later discharged. The two offenders fled towards Derby Road Canal Bridge on foot. Police closed Derby Road in both directions between King Street and College Street and diversions were put into place. A nearby Convenience Foods store, on Derby Road, was closed following the incident while police officers searched the area. The road was re-opened at about 11am. A 20-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and he remains in custody, being questioned.
Anyone with information should call police, quoting crime reference number 20575/15, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Chunky Corden was born on the 20th March 1940 in Long Eaton. after leaving school chunk took up a apprenticeship with the co-cp as a TV engineer, he met his future wife Val at the Mayfair on Oxford Street at the age of 17. They were to get married 2 years later raising their family of two sons Steve and Dave. They lived on Byron Avenue, Long Eaton just a stones throw from the Bridge Inn were chunky was to practice to near perfection his darting skills. This is were chunk picked up his first set off darts at the age of 22, it soon became obvious that this young man was a bit specia. Chunky was to leave the co-op and take a lorry driving job with celanese, then thru out the coming years became a coalman before changing the black stuff for the white stuff and becoming a milkman this move helped chunks darts improve as he would be practicing most afternoons. Chunk and fellow darts player Stu Beardsley took on the Woodside Club in Cotmanhay before returning to walk the streets again this time as a postman. He retired from work at the age of 60 but carried on playing local darts till the age of 65. Chunky picked up several titles through the years twice players No 6 champion, 3 times Nottinghamshire area News of the World Champion and many others, BUT his greatest achievement has to be representing his country on several occasions making his England debut against Wales in 1981.
Sadly Chunk passed away at home on April 8th 2013 with his wife val by his side. Long Eaton has turned out some top quality darts players over the years as many as 14 or more representing their county. BUT only one went on to the greatest stage of all playing for their country.

                                          THATS CHUNKY CORDEN THE LEGEND.


Asda Long Eaton presented The Friends of Hayworth Road Park Sandiacre with a cheque for £50.00 on Friday 27-04-15. The group had been nominated to receive the funds by our customers through the Chosen By You, Given By Us scheme. The group have already done lots of work for the park from planting plants and shrubs to getting new activity equipment installed. the next project is to get park benches installed on the site.
Asda Long Eaton love to get involved with this kind of project so if you know of anything we can help with please do get in contact with Jon our Community Champion at the store. you can contact him by emailing or calling 01159836100 ext 222, alternatively ask at customer service when in store to talk to the Community Champion.


Following on from the wonderful success at the Breaston Carnival on Bank Holiday Monday when we attracted 20 new members to the Society, and also saw record takings from our merchandise. This Sunday we had two working parties in action, one at Draycott that finished the safety work on the footpath that runs under the main road. The other team set to work at Borrowash where we cleared saplings and scrub to reveal the original sluice gates for the bottom lock, the stone work still shows the original workings and these are in good condition. Please admire from a distance but we do not recommend entry into the lock for safety reasons! Work continues along the entire stretch throughout the Summer months, lots of things are planned and now that local and national interest is becoming greater we are attracting more general support in our ambition to restore this former canal to its original glory.

This months social evening at the Wilmott Arms in Borrowash on Tuesday the 26th is by Steve Wood, talking about the Uttoxeter Canal, starts at 8pm. Full details of membership, social events,working parties and events that we are attending in the coming months can be found at our web page; www.  You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Work has started on the battle to contain and eradicate the Japanese Knotweed that the Society had been notified about late last year on our site at Draycott. To use it correct name, Fallopia japoica varjaponica, is a bit long winded so we refer to it as “JK”. Introduced into the United Kingdom in the mid-nineteenth century it has spread across the UK and is beginning to cause various problems that include invading wild life habitat and even cause structural damage.

Our working party co-coordinator, Eddy, has undertaken various training courses to obtain all licences required to spray the pesticides needed to control this pest, and will be also attending a course to enable him to apply pesticides nearer water later this year. More work will be needed through the Summer months and possibly again next year depending on how the plants react to treatment. All details of the societies work and plans can be found on our web page, and on our Facebook page along with Twitter.


Andy Potter, the well-known local broadcaster, has kindly consented to be the new President of the Long Eaton based Chatsworth Arts Centre and the re-knowned Duchess Theatre. When asked if he would consider occupying this prestigious position, he said that he “would be delighted and honoured”. Andy commenced his tenure when he visited the usual coffee morning at the theatre on Saturday 8th May, where he received a very warm welcome when he was introduced to the members present. Mike Beedham, the Chairman expressed his pleasure when he handed over Mr. Potters official membership card..
Andy is no newcomer to the Chatsworth Centre, in his capacity as a local broadcaster he kept the listening public aware of the progress of the of the theatre, particularly during the rebuilding and alteration period which were required, following the disastrous fire in 2003. The Chatsworth Arts Centre management team were also delighted when Andy performed the official opening ceremony of the Theatre on September 10th 2010, in the presence of the Mayor and guests, when many local performance groups were involved in a specially written production.
In his welcoming introduction Mike Beedham, said “The Executive Committee and I are looking forward to the association with Andy. and promoting community theatre in the area. and to seeing him at the theatre both official and socially, over the coming months & years”.
When the Chatsworth Arts Centre was established back in the late 1980’s, the Duke of Devonshire became the President. Upon his death, the Dowager Duchess graciously took over the office.. However, since the demise of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire last year, the Chatsworth Arts Centre has been without a President until now.


The Church Wilne Rotary's annual senior citizens tea party was held on Saturday 19th May at the Sawley Church Hall when 85 guests enjoyed an afternoon of good food, drinks and entertainment. John Gregory was in charge of the many passengers collected from within the area by coach and 12 Church Wilne Rotarians collected the others by car. The musical entertainment was provided by Clive Allen with lots of singing throughout the afternoon by the guests plus and Rotarians. The final hour was spent by many of the guests dancing and they all went away with flowers and memories of a very happy occasion. All the guests went away having enjoyed a wonderful afternoon and were presented on their departure with a potted plant of their choice.
LONG EATON CAMERA CLUBMonday the 11th of May was the Camera Clubs Annual General Meeting.
The finances for the club are reasonablY healthy, but like most clubs could do with some more. The Co-op ceased its long term sponsorship of the club. If any company is looking to sponsor an organisation, why not the local camera club?
The following Officers were voted onto the Club's Committee:-
Paul Mclaughlin, Chairman and Publicity Officer. Carol Cheetham, Club Secretary. Peter Cheetham, Club Treasurer. Nigel Hill, Program Secretary. Ordinary Members of the Committee, Dale Russell and Mark Story.


A New Era Begins!

The Trent Valley Troopers – a new marching band for the East Midlands successfully held their launch night on April 6th. A spokesman for the band said “ We had a good turnout on the night with many members of the public coming along to see what we have to offer!. We have gained new recruits from our evening and now have some 14 active members and a couple more in the pipeline. Our focus at the moment is to raise funds and awareness for the band with a view to creating a quality performance by 2016. We have already had a few enquiries and can confirm we will be performing in the Long Eaton Carnival in 2016 We also have a couple of provisional bookings for the end of this year if we are ready – which after having seen the quality and commitment of our members so far – seems very likely so watch this space!!”
The band practice on Wednesdays 6-7pm & Fridays 6-7.30pm at the Martial Arts Centre, Fields Farm, Long Eaton and are happy to invite anyone to come along and see what they do. More information can be found on their website or call Chris on 07933 617167

Wednesday, 20 May 2015


1 Pair of paraffin lamps (possibly Trowell Signal Box) no brass plates.
1 NUR Badge
1 Railway Convalescence Home Badge
1 NUR 30 year membership Badge
3 x 3rd class unused Rail Tickets 1956
Reasonable Offers
0750 4691201
ROYAL ALBERTQueens Messanger Design
8 plate setting. Tea Service/Dinner Service. 49 pieces in total.  £150 ono
0115 9726435

Thursday, 14 May 2015


“Name the Musical”
Look into the shop windows of the businesses listed below from 22nd May 2015
and find the name of the Musical from the clue on the A4 coloured poster
The winners will be drawn on Saturday afternoon 20th June 2015 at the Long Eaton Carnival on West Park
1st Prize £25 voucher 2nd Prize £15 voucher 3rd Prize £10 voucher
The voucher can be redeemed at participating shops in the Town Centre by 30th September 2015.
Name of Shop Window
Mystery Musical
Wallace Jones Estate Agents
27 Derby Road
Tracey Maid Cycles
73 Market Place
Swann Menswear
34-36 Market Place
Shoe Mad
32 Market Place
30 Market Place
Welch the Florist
37 Market Place
Restore Your Looks
12 Market Place
M.S.R. Newsagents
66 High Street
Yum Yum Sweets
66a High Street
22 High Street
Long Eaton Discount Furniture
2a High Street
Jas Heaps (Stationers)
81 Main Street
Ashley Peake
79 High Street
R B S – Railway & Barter Shop
73-75 Main Street
Tobi Frames
15 Tamworth Road
Fugue Music
9 Tamworth Road
Cafe No 5
5 Tamworth Road
Routen Chaplin
5 Tamworth Road
More entry forms can be found at Tracey Maid Cycles, and at www.longeaton
Please return your completed entry form to either Tracey Maid Cycles, CJ Lucking, 34 Cross Street or email Ray Terry at no later than 2.00pm, Friday 19th June 2015
Name.................................................................... Telephone Contact no........................................................


The next meeting of the Long Eaton & District Heritage Society will be held tonight Thursday, 14th May, 2015, at 7:30pm - 9:00pm in All Saint's Church Hall, Tamworth Road, Old Sawley. The speaker will be, Helen Clark from the Ockbrook & Borrowash History Society, who will be giving a talk, based on her book, about , "The Centenary of World War ll as commemorated by Ockbrook & Borrowash". Admission £2 (including free refreshments) Everybody welcome.


1/12th scale Classical Dolls House Kit in undecorated kit form, simple assembly required. A stylish Georgian house with a central staircase and 6 rooms on 3 floors Overall measurements 32inches high x 24inches wide x 13 inches deep - Pictures can be emailed. Can buy a basement to make it even bigger. Has been taken out of box but then repacked. I would keep it but have several projects being made now with several other dolls houses and shop to be made as well. Bargain for £100 Tel 01158492409


Complete collection of My Craft Studio Paper Craft Library includes 12 folders with matching CD's. Each folder to buy is £14.99. The folders are Paper Flowers –Paper Words - Violet -Bunny Snuffle and Friends -Faith Hope and Charity - Men’y Happy Returns - Finest Filigree - Violet and Alfie’s White Christmas - Christmas with Bunny Snuffles and Friends - Winter Whimsies - Violet & Alfie’s Birthday Celebration and Bunny Snuffles Big Birthday Bash. I have only ever used it twice. I am selling as it, as it is just a waste to have it sitting on a shelf not being used. Full value of this is £179.88 I will sell it for £50 Tel 01158492409

Monday, 11 May 2015


Did you know that Long Eaton has its very own Windsurfing Lake??

New Memberships now available at Trent Windsurfing Club and limited spaces on our free taster sessions in May, June, July and August – Sign up NOW!

Ever fancied giving windsurfing a go? Well, why not come for a taster or take a beginner course and learn the basics, or have you tried it when on holiday and want to progress a bit further? - Trent windsurfing Club is the place for you. We are an active, friendly and sociable club open to all levels of ability. Based in Long Eaton the club is within easy reach of the M1, M42, and A50, and is an ideal location for East Midlands windsurfers.

The club runs regular fortnightly club sessions, throughout May-October, with a whole host of themes from beginner training to fun races, bbq's to social events such as camping and trips away. Our RYA qualified training instructors are here on hand to give you top tips and guidance to start you on your windsurfing journey.

Our taster sessions are completely free with no obligation to join, we provide all the kit including the wetsuit and buoyancy aid, so you just need to bring yourself, a pair of shoes you don't mind getting wet, a towel and a ‘have a go’ attitude. We have a rescue boat available so help is always near. If you find that you then want to take it further our two day beginner courses, run over a weekend, are also free when you join the club.

We have members of all ages, and a growing number of women members too - it’s never too late to take up Windsurfing.

More details of the courses, the club equipment, and dates are on the club website There is a contact form on the website or email