Document ReferenceMS 194
TitlePhotographic records of Little Eaton Gangway, Derbyshire, c. 1900
Extent13 prints
AbstractThe collection comprises thirteen photographic illustrations of Little Eaton Gangway, a horse-drawn tramway from Little Eaton to Denby, Derbyshire.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThe identity of the photographer of the items in this collection has not been identified.

Little Eaton Gangway was a horse-drawn tramway used for the carriage of coal and ironstone over four miles from Smithy Houses at Denby, Derbyshire to Little Eaton wharf, Derbyshire on the Derby canal. The tramway opened on May 1795 and was last used in July 1908.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was acquired by the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in December 1969.
DescriptionThe original photographs made of the Little Eaton Gangway c. 1900 are represented in this collection in modern copy prints. They show various aspects of the tramway, which ran from Little Eaton to Denby, Derbyshire. The prints depict horses dragging coal wagons; men leading the horses or maintaining the tramway; the iron plate tracks; and distant views of buildings, the canal and the countryside that the tramway passed through. Most of these photographs appear in David Ripley's book 'The Little Eaton Gangway and Derby Canal' (Oxford: The Oakwood Press, 1993).
ArrangementNo archival arrangement has been necessary.
TermRailroads - England - Derbyshire
Trams - Derbyshire - Denby
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to the University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Publication NoteDavid Ripley, 'The Little Eaton Gangway and Derby Canal' (Oxford: The Oakwood Press, 1993)

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA637Little Eaton Gangway; tramway
PL612/Little Eaton/Derbyshire/England
PL612/Little Eaton/Derbyshire/England
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