Langley Mill

Langley Mill is a small town in the Amber Valley district of Derbyshire, England. It is on the border of Nottinghamshire, and runs into the towns of Aldercar (to the west) and Heanor (to the south). Across the River Erewash is the Nottinghamshire town of Eastwood. It is part of the Aldercar and Langley Mill parish. Although the town has an "NG" postcode, it is in Derbyshire. (The boundary used to be the River Erewash, but the River Erewash canal basin moved from Nottinghamshire to Derbyshire a few years ago, and the A610 is the new boundary.)

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 and Vic Hallam Limited.

Aristoc & Co Limited on North Street became a target for German Bombers during the Second World War. Originally a manufacturer of silk stockings, Aristoc manufactured parachutes for the war effort. The buildings have now been replaced with housing.

International Superbike champion Ron Haslam hailed from Langley Mill. He won many titles in the 1970s and early 1980s on the international motorcycle scene, pitting his natural talents against major stars including Barry Sheene.

Langley (not Langley Mill) is in the Heanor and Loscoe parish.

The town is at the junction of the Erewash Canal, the Cromford Canal, and the Nottingham Canal. The town is the site of Langley Mill railway station, on the Erewash Valley Line. The A610 £2.5 million Langley Mill Bypass was opened on 8 September 1983, by Joe Carty, the leader of Derbyshire County Council.

On 16 November 2009 Asda gained planning permission for a £25 million re-development of the Heanor Haulage site. The new Asda store containing 36,000 feet of sales space officially opened at 10am on 8 November 2010.

Other articles related to "langley mill, mills, mill":

Derwent Valley Mills - Transport - Cromford Canal
... It flowed from the River Trent in Sawley to Langley Mill, 14 mi (23 km) south of Cromford ... to estimate the cost of building a canal connecting the mills at Cromford to Langley Mill ... Local mill owners Jedediah Strutt and Thomas Evans opposed the proposed canal, fearing it would interfere with the water supply for their own mills ...
Langley Mill Railway Station
... Langley Mill railway station (formerly Langley Mill and Eastwood) on the Erewash Valley Line serves the village of Langley Mill and the towns of Heanor in Derbyshire and Eastwood in Nottinghamshire, England ...
Langley Mill Railway Station - History
... See also Langley Mill The station was opened on the Erewash Valley Line by the Midland Railway in 1847 and known as Langley Mill for Heanor ... However, in 1876, the GNR built Eastwood and Langley Mill on its branch from the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Extension at Awsworth Junction ... The Midland station then became 'Langley Mill and Eastwood ...
Erewash Canal - The Canal Today
... The canal finally ends at the Langley Mill (Great Northern) basin, where it joins the Nottingham Canal and the Cromford Canal (both currently in a state of abandonment) ... achievements was the re-opening of the Great Northern Basin at Langley Mill ... The Langley Mill Boat Company formed in 1974 and based at the Great Northern Basin has cleared and put back into water a short section of the Cromford Canal ...

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