THIS week the Ripley and Heanor News is offering you a chance to win a fantastic book all about the origins of Heanor’s street names.
Ever wondered why your close is named after a type of tree, or why your avenue is preceded by a surname?
Ever wondered who the Aldred’s, Smeeton’s and Roper’s were and what part they played in the town’s history?
Then the 2011 edition of The Origin of Heanor and District Street Names has everything you need to find the answers.
The names of many of Heanor’s streets offer a reminder to passers by of events of the past – whether recording old geographic terms or by commemorating those who have served the community.
Codnor, Langley Mill, Shipley and Smalley are also covered by the thoroughly researched book.
This fascinating paperback is updated from the previous edition in 1992 to include streets built in the area since.
It also looks at streets of old. Old lanes, roads and avenues that have undergone name changes over the years, or are simply no longer there as the Heanor district has developed over the years.
The News has teamed up with the book’s writers, Heanor and District Local History Society, to offer a copy of the comprehensive guide to the area’s history .
The society was founded in 1968 and now has more than 15 members and a thriving website, www.heanorhistory.org.uk.
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September to May and trips are also organised in the summer months.
To enter the competition to win a copy of this book then do not delay.
Simply fill in the coupon in the Ripley and Heanor News this week.
The closing date for the competition is noon on November 28 at noon.