This Commemorative Plate Has Been Commissioned By The Clowne Local History Group
And Was Designed By Allan Bailey

CLOWNE A Village's Past in Pictures This commemorative plate has been commissioned by the Clowne local history group Clowne is a village situated in North East Derbyshire. Early records state the village name as Clune, which means many springs or wells. The earliest recorded building is the Church of St John the Baptist, built during the reign of Stephen (1135-1154). The Cross, situated in the centre of the village is said to date back to the 13th century. A set of stocks and a pump once stood by the cross. 125 years ago Clowne was mainly an agricultural settlement. In Mill Street stood Bournes Mill where corn was ground, today on this site stands a Tesco store. After the opening of Southgate Colliery in 1877 and the arrival of the Midland and Lancashire and East Coast Railways the village population increased sharply. In the middle part of the 1800's girls and boys schools were built, which are still standing today. At the start of the 20th Century, Clowne had a picture hall. King George V visited Clowne in 1914 with the Duke of Portland. During the First World War, Clowne lost 97 men and the dire effect of the Second World War
resulted in Clowne losing 34 men.