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Boating on the River Trent near Trent Lock, Long Eaton, Derbyshire

About Long Eaton

Long Eaton is a small town lying on the River Trent around 8 miles east of Derby. The town has a history stretching back to the 7th century, but was for many centuries naught but a sleepy agricultural village. It grew to prominence in the 1800's, possibly due to its fine location on the waters of the Trent and also through its framework knitting and lace making industries.

The town is noted for its handsome parish church dedicated to St. Lawrence, this was rebuilt by the Victorian architect Street, in 1868. He is responsible for retaining what was then the nave as the new south aisle. The church of St. John the Evangelist was designed by Charles Nicholson, it was built during the early part of the last century.

Long Eaton is now a pleasant inland resort town with a reputation as a good sailing centre. From Trent Lock there are good views of the huge chimney stacks indicating the industries which once dominated the town, but the river is a place for leisure and pleasure. The Steamboat Inn beside the water is an idyllic place to while away a few hours soaking up the general atmosphere and enjoying a flotilla of colourful sailing boats and river wildlife.

The town has a noted brass band which can be enjoyed at several venues throughout the summer months. It is further noted for having on its boundaries one of Derbyshire's most illustrious public school's Trent College, founded in 1868.

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