A38 and A5111 Junction signOriginally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 22, 2008 by jonabill
Spider Island, Allenton, Derby Looking east along Derby ring road. This unusual structure has four arms, each with steps and ramp, hence the name.
Kenilworth Avenue (A5111)
Blue Peter, Alvaston The Blue Peter at Alvaston opened January 1935. It was the first of three pubs to be opened in Derby using identical designs. They were operated by Offilers, the Derby brewer which later became part of Bass. The other pubs sharing the same art deco style design, resembling ocean liners, are The Blue Boy at Chaddeston which opened Jan 1936 and The Blue Pool at Sunnyhill (now a Tesco Express) which opened in May 1936.
And here's a roundabout I made earlier Blue Peter was a racehorse, but he came along after the eponymous pub was opened in 1935, which gave the traffic island its name.
The Mitre The Mitre overlooks the Spider Island, a big roundabout crossed with overhead walkways, sometimes also called the Mitre Island.