Station Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield
The market town known as ‘Kirkby-in-Ashfield’ is located between Nottingham and Mansfield. It is made up of several villages, including; Old Kirkby, East Kirkby, Nuncargate and Kirkby Woodhouse. The main route through the town is Station Street.
But why is it called Station Street?
The first British census of 1841 recorded a local population of around 2,400 people, then between 1890 and 1920 the area experienced a period of rapid expansion with the opening of Kirkby colliery, loco sheds, and railway sidings. Over a period of 150 years, the agricultural communities coalesced into an industrial hub. The census of 2021 put the local population at 21,285, shaped by massive changes in lifestyle, employment, transport, and technology.
MyTrail will guide you around the area and show how things have changed over time.
Use the interactive map above, or the buttons below to go to the first location on the trail.