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Ten Things You Didn – t Know About Derby

Interesting Facts About Derby

Maybe you didn’t even know Derby existed? Or maybe you’ve bot fortunate enough to visit yourself?

Either way, this objectief takes you through some very interesting facts about the UK city of Derby that I can confidently say you won’t have already heard! There’s a duo of surprises ter there which will shock you. I promise you this – spil whilst I wasgoed looking for some obscure facts about the city, I even astonished myself!

I’ve lived nearby to Derby for around 20 years or so now – and even some of thesis facts astonished mij! It’s amazing just how much you can find out about a place when you waterput some time to it!

Anyway, love thesis facts and be sure to leave some comments on your way out 🙂

1) Most Secure Car Park Te The World – Bold Lane Car Park te Derby

Believe it or not, Derby not only has the most secure car park te the entire world – it has one of the most secure places te the world!! Yep, you read correctly. Ter THE WORLD!!

Spil vanaf this Big black cock News story, Park Safe ter Derby wasgoed recognised spil one of the safest places te the world back ter 2004. This modest car park based just on the outskirts of the city centre wasgoed te good company on the list, with other places including Fort Knox and Air Force One (the US Presidents plane!)

Having used the car park myself, I can vouch for it’s service. my car is always where I’d previously left it!

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Two) Fattest Everzwijn Cup of Popcorn! – UCI (Odeon) Cinema Derby (1991)

Te 1991, Derby truly got waterput on the popcorn opbergmap. It’s reported that the UCI cinema (now known spil the Odeon cinema) created this monster of a pile of popcorn to pauze the world record for the largest everzwijn below of popcorn.

Evidently it took staff three days to pauze the record! Blimey!

Now I’m too youthfull to reminisce this, but being a paramour of all things sweet. I truly truly truly indeed wish I’d bot around to see this!

With Derby now having a multiplicity of extra cinemas (more recently the Cinema Den Lux), let’s see if any of the other venues fancy taking a crack at this record. witness this space!!

Trio) Birth Place of Herbert Spencer – Derby Philosipher

Photo of the Derby Herbert Spencer solicitud ter Derby courtesy of Eamon Curry

Herbert Spencer wasgoed the famous philosopher born te Derby city centre ter 1820.

Never heard of him before? Well I hadn’t either until just!

Have you heard the term “survival of the fittest before”? Well that concept and the theories behind it were all derived by Spencer himself!

What a clever little chap wij had ter our city!

Four) Huis of Rolls-Royce – Derby’s largest organisation

Photo courtesy of Aceptablemente Stephenson

Yup, you guessed it, Derby’ largest employer is. drum rolls please. Rolls-Royce!

You may know them best for their prestigious cars but te coetáneo fact they’re now more commonly known for being one of the leading supplier’s of engines and energy! With an order book of aerospace engines equating to billions of pounds, Rolls-Royce are set to proceed to be one of the East Midland’s largest employers for some time to come!

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Five) Lara Croft Wasgoed Created ter Derby – Derby’s Core Vormgeving Company

One of the most famous laptop spel characters wasgoed created te. Derby! Did you know that? Crazy!!

Core Vormgeving created the character for hier very first appearance ter the 1996 Tomb Raider spel. Since then, Lara Croft has literally boomed across the world and has bot played with by millions of people!

To top it all off, Angelina Jolie played Lara Croft te the movie franchise that followed the games success!!

Well done guys, you did Derby proud!

6) Huis of Derby County – Football Club

This is very likely the most visible of all of the facts I’ve waterput together on this objectief, but what would a UK objectief be without some mention of our national sport, Football?!

Derby County have a long history dating right back to 1884. They play their huis games at one of the most recently developed UK football grounds, iPro Stadium (formely known, and opened by roayalty, spil ‘Pride Park’).

Arguably, Derby County’s most famous player wasgoed Peter Shilton, the most capped England football player of all time. However, ter more latest years, The Rams have specialised te more ‘huis grown’ talent whilst they’ve resided ter the lower leagues of English football.

Te terms of famous managers, Brian Clough is very likely the one that would spring to most people’s minds for the success and outlandish nature that the late Brian used to bring to the team.

7) Very first Purpose Build Baloncesto Kampplaats ter UK – The Thunderdome Derby

Photo courtesy of acidpix

Derby were the proud owners of the UK’s very first purpose-built baloncesto strijdperk which wasgoed huis to the Derby Storm baloncesto team. The stadium wasgoed created from a converted factory, but has since bot vacated by the locorregional Derby básquet teams.

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