First an overview.
Long Eaton Market Place
Long Eaton is a market town, and was once a thriving industrial town, with the lace making factories and the industries related to that, such as lace machine manufacture. The canals and later railways facilitating this. The town's recorded history began with its entry in the Domesday Book as "Aitone", an Anglo-Saxon name, probably meaning "farm between streams"
Long Eaton Parish Church and War Memorial
Long Eaton library
One of the library windows
The band stand on West Park, Long Eaton
Sawley was a poorer community of tenant farmers, but its early development was due mainly to its command of a river crossing. The old English name for Sawley was Sallé, meaning "hill where willow trees grow".
Old Sawley Manor House, no longer exists
Bothe Hall, Old Sawley
Sawley Community Centre and Memorial Hall
Sawley War Memorial
Sawley All Saints Parish Church
Next time I will concentrate on Long Eaton