The village of Breaston.
Breaston shown within Derbyshire
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Originally an agricultural village, Breaston has continued to grow for centuries until it has reached its current size, separated from neighbouring Long Eaton only by the M1 motorway.
Breaston today is mainly residential. There is a church (St Michael), a primary school, a Methodist chapel, three pubs (three of them still named as they were in 1846 - The Bulls Head, Chequers Inn and The Navigation Inn); a medical centre and a comprehensive range of shops, including a Co-op, located in the centre of the village around the church and the village green. The green (known as Duffield Close) is said to be one of the largest in the country and an annual May Day Fete is held there.
The first Long Eaton railway station was on Sawley Lane, Breaston. First used in 1839, when the line opened, it was the third station on the line west from Nottingham. It was originally called Breaston, but the name was changed to Sawley railway station to avoid confusion with nearby Beeston.
Although only a relatively small village, Breaston is home to its fair share of sports teams.
Breaston Athletica FC who play on Breaston Recreation Ground in the winter months), Breaston Cricket Club, Formed in 1836 and play on the Soldiers and Sailors Ground, Risley Lane and Breaston Park FC, a child and youth football structure who have various teams at a range of age levels.
- Blessed Edward James, (c.1557-1588) Catholic martyr
- Rt. Hon. Geoff Hoon MP, (1953- ) who was Secretary of State for Defence from 1999 to 2005, during the invasion of Iraq.
- BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-212976-7
- Henry was given a large number of manors in Derbyshire including land in Swarkestone, Markeaton, Sinfin and Cowley.
- Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.748
- The Chequers Inn site
- Breaston Pre-school Playgroup
- Page at Erewash Council
- Shops in Breaston
- Breaston Cricket Club Website
- Breaston Park Football Club
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|North: Risley, Ilkeston|
|West: Draycott, Derby||Breaston||East: Long Eaton, Beeston, Nottingham|
|South: Sawley, Castle Donington, East Midlands Airport|
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